W. David Helms, PhD

Senior Associate, Dept. of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Helms is a nationally recognized expert in health policy, having served as the president and CEO of Academy Health for 11 years. Previously, he served as president of the Alpha Center and first director of the LMI Center for Health Reform. Dr. Helms’ career has focused on advancing health care improvements through planning, program analysis and development of new initiatives to expand coverage for the uninsured. He teaches a course on state health care policy at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Dr. Helms received his Ph.D. in public administration and economics from Syracuse University and his bachelor’s degree in political science from Colorado College.