James F. Hart, MD, MBA

Dr. James Hart worked for 26 years in primary care medical practice and management both independently and with HealthPartners Inc. He was on the faculty of the Regions Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program from 2002-2005. Through 2010, he directed the Executive Program in Public Health Practice and the North Central Public Health Leadership Institute in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. He is currently Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

He is most interested in the intersection of health and society and in restoring democracy to our health-care system. He served on the Minnesota Health Care Access Commission in 1989-91 and has been a long-time advocate of a single-payer, publicly-funded health-care system. Dr. Hart has also had a long interest in global health issues—he served on the board of Minnesota International Health Volunteers for 13 years and now serves on the board of Global Health Ministries.