The William L. Roper Page

The Reagan & Bush #1 Administrations

"Appointment of William L. Roper as Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy and Director of the White House Office of Policy Development. February 21, 1989.... Since 1986 Dr. Roper has served as Administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In this position, he has directed all Federal health care financing programs under Medicare and Medicaid. Prior to HHS, Dr. Roper served at the White House, where he was Special Assistant to the President for Health Policy from 1983 to 1986. From 1977 to 1983, Dr. Roper was health officer of the Jefferson County Department of Health in Birmingham, AL, serving also from 1981 as assistant state health officer. Between 1979 and 1983, he served in several positions on the faculty of the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the school of public health,... On leave from his Alabama health position, he was a White House fellow in the White House Office of Policy Development from 1982 to 1983, with responsibility for health policy."

Roper appointment / Bush Library

Gilbert S. Omenn, RWJF President Steven A. Schroeder, Harold P. Freeman (AHF Trustee 1990-93), and John R. Seffrin of the American Cancer Society were advisors to CDC Director Roper, who is now a trustee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Advisory Committee to Director / CDC

IOM Roundtable

Institute of Medicine Roundtable meetings in 1995 and 1996 were a summit for members of the health fascist organizations and government agencies, from which their report "Healthy Communities: New Partnerships for the Future of Public Health" was concocted. They were funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Kellogg Foundation. Members included Margaret A. Hamburg, Jo Ivey Boufford, Nancy Kaufman of RWJF, Roz Lasker, and William L. Roper. David Satcher and Kenneth I. Shine attended.

IOM Roundtable / Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Prevention and the reforming US health care system: changing roles and responsibilities for public health. RL Gordon, EL Baker, WL Roper, GS Omenn. Annu Rev Public Health 1996;17:489-509.

Gordon - Annu Rev Public Health 1996 abstract / PubMed

University of North Carolina

"UNC-CH School of Public Health Dean Roper elected to National Institute of Medicine governing council," Carolina News Dec. 22, 1998. (Dead Link http://www.unc.edu/news/research/dec98/roper.htm)

"The School of Public Health in August [1999] launched the North Carolina Institute for Public Health.... Roper, who serves as director of the new institute, said its creation was spurred by the Institute of Medicine's landmark report, 'The Future of Public Health,'" a shibboleth of the Lasker Syndicate.

Carolina News / University of North Carolina 1999

UNC Management Academy for Public Health: "[C]ourses are taught by faculty members in the School of Public Health and the Kenan-Flagler Business School.... William L. Roper, Professor and Dean of the School of Public Health, serves as Principal Investigator for the Management Academy.... Guest speakers and past faculty include Roz Lasker MD, Director of the Center for the Advancement of Collaborative Strategies in Health Care at the New York Academy of Medicine;..." (Dead Link http://www.maph.unc.edu/faculty.htm)

Roper praised Roz Lasker's book, Medicine and Public Health. (Dead Link http://www.nyam.org/divisions/publichealth/praise.shtml)

Charles A. Sanders, emeritus director of Research!America and principal of the Washington Advisory Group, has been a trustee of the University of North Carolina and a member of the School of Public Health Advisory Council. Roper and Sanders are on the Board of Advisors of the Drug Safety Alliance.

Board of Advisors / Drug Safety Alliance

The Milbank Memorial Fund

1994, "Leadership in Public Health," papers by William Foege, William Roper, and Molly Coye (1991-93 Director of the California Dept. of Health Services, founder of the Health Technology Center, sponsored by the RWJF-funded Institute for the Future). Pariticipants included Lawrence Altman, National Science Writer for the New York Times; Edward Baker and Martha Katz of the CDC; Patricia Buffler of UC Berkeley, and author of ETS studies; Gilbert Omenn; Martin Wasserman; and numerous others.

Coye, Foege & Roper / Milbank Memorial Fund

Quality Forum

Roper is a director of the Quality Forum, along with RWJF Trustee Gail L. Warden. Its Strategic Advisory Council includes RWJF Trustees Nancy-Ann DeParle and Risa Lavizzo-Mourey. It was incorporated in 1999 after the President's Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection proposed its creation in 1998. The Commission also included Warden and Lavizzo-Mourey.

About / Quality Forum

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Roper was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2000.

William L. Roper, M.D., M.P.H. Trustee Bio / The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Roper is a key advisor to Bush #2

"In a story in the Albion Monitor, Jeremy Breningstal describes the other members [of George Bush's "five member dream team"): 'The team is composed of John Goodman, from the National Center for Policy Analysis, a conservative think tank; R. Glenn Hubbard, a market-leaning economics professor at Columbia University; Donald Moran, president of a health care consulting group; Timothy Muris, a law professor and recently a consultant for Aetna in an anti-trust case; and William Roper, senior vice president at Prudential HealthCare before becoming dean of the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill." And thanks to the ignorance promoted by the Lasker Syndicate's media conspiracy, the authors offer no criticisms besides the mindless stock fussing about pharmaceutical companies, and the utterly petty comment that "None are practicing physicians or consumer advocates, and their philosophy is decided not patient-oriented."

Bushwatch Dec. 2000

Research!America

Roper is on the Board of Directors of the Lasker Foundation's Research!America. He parrots their spiel of lies: "Approximately half of mortality in the United States is linked to social and behavioral factors such as smoking, diet, alcohol use, sedentary lifestyle, and injuries." These criminals purposely use defective studies to falsely blame smoking, diet, and lifestyle for diseases that are really caused by infection. The Lasker conspiracy's "lifestyle questionnaire" studies are a deliberate act of fraud, designed to further their agenda of health fascism and misdirect funding, which they've shoved down the public's throat by their monopolistic control of the health establishment and the media. (Dead Link http://www.researchamerica.org/members/text/2001_roper_annual_meeting.html)

"The Prevention Research Initiative Survey: Methodology and Purpose," Roper's contribution to the fanatical BS of Research!America's conference on "Prevention Research." Quoth Roper: "This day is about enlarging the circle of true beleievers." Also Steven A. Schroeder, president of RWJF; R!A Board member Samuel C. Silverstein; Jonathan M. Samet, star perjuror of the Minnesota tobacco trial; Maureen Clark of the University of Michigan; Clair Callan of the AMA; Maureen Byrnes of the Pew Charitable Trusts; Louis Sherwood of Merck pharmaceuticals; George E. Hardy of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials; current CDC director Jeffrey Koplan; Assistant Surgeon General Douglas B. Kamerow; former Rep. John Porter of Illinois; and William D. Novelli, now inciting health fascism at AARP.

Prevention Research / Research!America (pdf)

Partnership for Prevention

The components of prevention. Testimony before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Mar. 12, 1998. By William L. Roper, MD.

Partnership for Prevention, 1998 / tobacco document

Roper was Chairman of the Board of Directors (2002) of Partnership for Prevention. Gilbert S. Omenn and Martin P. Wasserman are fellow directors; John R. Seffrin of the American Cancer Society is Treasurer.

ACS "National Dialog on Cancer"

Roper is a member of the American Cancer Society's ill-named "National Dialog on Cancer," which also includes Mohammed Akhter of the APHA, Vincent T. DeVita, Sam Donaldson of ABC, President's Cancer Panel fixture Harold P. Freeman, Sen. Bill Frist, NIH Director Julie Gerberding, LaSalle D. Leffall Jr., Charles A. LeMaistre and John Mendelsohn (of Enron infamy), Alan S. Rabson of the NCI (former acting NIH Diector Ruth Kirschstein's husband), and John R. Seffrin of the ACS.

NDOC Partners / National Dialog on Cancer

Luminex Corp.

Roper has been a director of Luminex since 2000. C. Thomas Caskey of the Washington Advisory Group joined its board in 2001.

Luminex 2003 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Davita Inc.

Roper is a director of Davita Inc. Fellow directors include Nancy-Ann DeParle, a Trustee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Peter T. Grauer, the Chairman of the Board, President and Treasurer of Bloomberg Inc.; and C. Raymond Larkin, President and CEO of Nellcor Puritan Bennett.

Davita Inc. 2003 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Quintiles Transnational Corp.

Quintiles is merging with Pharma Services. Roper has been a director of Quintiles since 2002.

Quintiles 2003 PRE 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

The Health Project

Roper is a former director of The Health Project at Stanford University, whose honorary chairman is former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop. The Chicago law firm of Sonnenshein, Nath and Rosenthal, which is the counsel for the McDonald's Corporation and for the cabal of companies that is highly connected to right-wing Republican presidents, has a representative on its executive committee as well as a director.

The Fast Food Lawsuits

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