President and Chief Executive Officer
Kansas Health Institute
212 SW Eighth Avenue, Suite 300
Topeka, KS 66603-3936
Robert F. St. Peter, MD, is president and chief executive officer of the Kansas Health Institute. The Kansas Health Institute is an independent, nonprofit health policy and research organization based in Topeka. Dr. St. Peter is a physician with experience in health services research and health policy development. Prior to joining the Kansas Health Institute, he served as senior medical researcher at Mathematica Policy Research and the Center for Studying Health System Change in Washington, DC. He also served as a health policy adviser on the U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources during consideration of comprehensive health care reform legislation in 1993-1994, and as the Luther L. Terry Senior Fellow in Preventive Medicine in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. His research has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs, Pediatrics, and other journals. He currently serves on the boards of directors of AcademyHealth, the National Network of Public Health Institutes, and the Coalition for Health Services Research and is a member of the Council of Sponsors. Dr. St. Peter received his undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Kansas and his medical degree from Duke University. He completed his residency and chief residency in pediatrics at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. He was an international health fellow in Nigeria, West Africa, and a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of California San Francisco/Stanford University. He is a research associate professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and has previously held faculty appointments at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, the University of California San Francisco, and the George Washington University in Washington, DC.