Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration

Advisory Board

Katherine BaickerKatherine Baicker, PhD

Dean and the Emmett Dedmon Professor, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy

Dr. Baicker commenced as Dean and the Emmett Dedmon Professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy in 2017. Previously, Dr. Baicker served as a member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers from 2005 to 2007 under the Bush Administration. She has also served as Commissioner on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, Chair of the Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission and Professor of Health Economics at Harvard University. Dr. Baicker currently serves on the Congressional Budget Office’s Panel of Health Advisers. She earned her B.A. in economics from Yale and her Ph.D. in economics from Harvard.

Berwick SmallDonald M. Berwick, MD

President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Dr. Berwick served as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under appointment by President Obama from 2010 to 2011. Previously, he was the president and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement for nearly 20 years. Dr. Berwick is also a former professor of Pediatrics and Health Care Policy at the Harvard Medical School and a professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. He holds an MD from Harvard Medical School and an MPP from the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Capretta SmallJames C. Capretta, MA

Resident Fellow and Milton Friedman Chair, American Enterprise Institute

Mr. Capretta served in senior positions in the federal government for nearly two decades. He was Associate Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget from 2001 to 2004, and he worked as a senior analyst for health care and social security issues in Congress. Previously, he was a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He is a well-known analyst and contributor to national news programs and publications. Mr. Capretta holds an MA in public policy studies from Duke University and a BA in government from the University of Notre Dame.

Chernew SmallMichael E. Chernew, PhD

Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Chernew is a professor at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Health Care Policy and the director of the Healthcare Markets and Regulation Lab. He previously taught in the Department of Health Management at the University of Michigan. He was awarded the John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators and the Alice S. Hersh Investigator Award for his contributions to health services research. Dr. Chernew is a member of the Congressional Budget Office Panel of Health Advisors and served as co-editor at American Journal of Managed Care. Dr. Chernew earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University.

GinsburgNewForWeb2016Paul B. Ginsburg, PhD

Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution

Professor of Health Policy, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

Dr. Ginsburg is a renowned health economist and policy expert who is currently leading the Schaeffer Initiative on Innovation in Health Policy, a joint program of Brookings and the University of Southern California. He was the founding president of the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC) from 1995 to 2013. Prior to leading the HSC, Dr. Ginsburg served as the founding executive director of the Physician Payment Review and a deputy assistant director in the Congressional Budget Office. He earned a doctorate in economics from Harvard University.

Sherry GliedSherry Glied, PhD

Dean and Professor of Public Service, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University

Dr. Glied was named Dean of New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service in 2013. Previously, she was Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Glied served as the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation under the Obama Administration from 2010 to 2012, and as a Senior Economist on the President's Council of Economic Advisers from 1992 to 1993 under the Bush and Clinton Administrations. She holds a B.A. in economics from Yale University, an M.A. in economics from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.

Scott Gottlieb, MD

Partner, New Enterprise Associates
Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

Dr. Gottlieb served under the Trump Administration as the 23rd Commissioner of Food and Drugs from 2017 to 2019. Previously, Dr. Gottlieb served in other capacities at the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and worked as a practicing physician and hospitalist. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and is a graduate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Wesleyan University, where he studied Economics.

Kocher SmallRobert P. Kocher, MD

Partner, Venrock
Adjunct Professor, Stanford University

Dr. Kocher is a healthcare information technology expert and a consulting professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Kocher previously served in the Obama Administration as the Special Assistant to the President for Healthcare and Economic Policy. Prior to his time at the White House, Dr. Kocher was a partner at McKinsey & Company and led the McKinsey Global Institute’s Center for United States Health System Reform. He earned undergraduate degrees from the University of Washington and an MD from George Washington University.

LeavittWeb SmallMike Leavitt

Co-founder and Chairman, Leavitt Partners

Mr. Leavitt was the Secretary of Health & Human Services for four years under George W. Bush, leading the implementation of Medicare Part D. Previously, he served as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under President Bush. Prior to his posts in the federal government, Mr. Leavitt was elected to three terms as Governor of Utah and was the President and CEO of Leavitt Group, an insurance brokerage. He holds a degree in business from Southern Utah University.

Reischauer SmallRobert Reischauer, PhD

President Emeritus, Urban Institute

Dr. Reischauer led the Urban Institute for 12 years. Previously, he served as the director of the Congressional Budget Office and was a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution. He is an expert in federal budget, health policy, and Social Security and is a former public trustee of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds. Dr. Reischauer earned an AB from Harvard University and an MA in international affairs and a PhD in economics from Columbia University.

Robinson SmallJames C. Robinson, PhD

Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Economics and Director of the Berkeley Center for Health Technology, University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Robinson is an expert on health care economics and policy and a professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to his teaching position, Robinson served as the editor-in-chief of Health Affairs. He has published three books and has contributed over 100 papers to scientific and policy journals around the country. Dr. Robinson earned a BA in economics and philosophy from the University of California, Santa Cruz and both his MPH in health planning and policy and PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Roy SmallAvik Roy

President, Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity
Opinion Editor, Forbes

Mr. Roy is a recognized author and expert on health care policy and reform. In addition to his role as the opinion editor for Forbes, Mr. Roy is the primary author of The Apothecary, a Forbes blog on health care policy. Previously, he was a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and was a health care advisor to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign in 2012. Mr. Roy has also made appearances on major television news programs such as Fox News, Bloomberg TV, and NBC’s Meet the Press. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he studied molecular biology, and the Yale University School of Medicine.