Ronald T. Luke, JD, PhD

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Ronald T. Luke, JD, PhD

Phone: (512) 371-8000
Fax: (512) 371-8001

Ron Luke is a principal consultant and president of Research & Planning Consultants, LP. Ron joined RPC in 1976 and became its president and principal owner in 1979. He has consulted on projects for health care providers, managed care plans and public agencies in more than 25 states. He also serves as an expert witness in trials, administrative proceedings and legislative hearings.

Active in the health policy arena, Ron was an original member, and later chairman, of the Texas Department of Insurance's Utilization Review Advisory Committee. Governor George W. Bush appointed him as an original member of the Texas Health Care Information Council, where he had a major role in the development of the Texas hospital discharge data system. Governor Rick Perry appointed him to the Texas Health and Human Services Council and to the Texas Institute of Healthcare Quality and Efficiency. He has served as an advisor to committees of the Texas Legislature  on health insurance mandates and major revisions to the Workers' Compensation Act. A former director of the Texas Business Group on Health, Ron also served on the boards of several public and non-profit organizations providing healthcare services. He currently serves as a Director of the Texas Association of Business and chairs TAB’s Health Policy Committee. He is a member of the National Association of Forensic Economists and the Health Law sections of the Texas and American Bar Associations. 


  • Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
    Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy, 1975
  • The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law
    Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1974
    National Science Foundation Fellow in Economics, 1970 – 1972
  • Harvard University
    Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies, Magna Cum Laude, 1970
    Phi Beta Kappa, 1970


Dr. Luke has been licensed as an attorney in Texas since 1975. He is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas and is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

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