Professor of Public and Healthcare Administration

Phone: 617-573-8062
Fax: 617-227-4618
Office: Sargent Hall, Rm. 5413

Areas of Expertise

  • Mental health and substance abuse
  • Managed care assessment and outcomes measurementHIV/AIDS needs and service assessment
  • Disability policy and issues
  • Policy analysis
  • International behavioral

Professional Experience

Professor Beinecke is a professor of both public and healthcare administration. He teaches U.S. Health Policy, graduate and undergraduate versions of Global Health, and Leadership for an Interconnected World. His expertise in healthcare administration is rooted in extensive experience that spans the public and private sectors in the United States and abroad. He has conducted research and written on Medicaid behavioral health managed care, HIV/AIDS services, global mental health leadership, and how to best implement evidence-based practices.

Among many academic positions, Professor Beinecke has been a faculty fellow at the Sawyer Business School’s Center for Innovation and Change Leadership. For more than 15 years, he was the principal evaluator of the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Program, and he published more than a dozen articles and gave many presentations on those studies. During this period he was also a primary evaluator of the Ryan White Title I HIV/AIDS programs in the Boston area.

Professor Beinecke has served in clinical and management positions in several community mental health centers and as a senior planner at Harvard Community Health Plan. In Washington, D.C., he served as program director for the U.S. Council for the International Year of Disabled Persons. He also worked on mental health legislation for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and developed mental health facilities for private sector firms around the country.

Professor Beinecke’s research has been published in several prestigious journals, such as the Journal of Public Affairs Education and the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership.


DPA, George Washington University
MA, University of Chicago
BA, Williams College; ACSW

Intellectual Contributions

Richard Beinecke's Intellectual Contributions (pdf)