CBO’s Panel of Health Advisers

Posted by Doug Elmendorf on
January 22, 2014

CBO has a panel of health advisers consisting of widely recognized experts in health policy and the health care sector. Members of the panel have a variety of backgrounds, areas of expertise, and experience. We host periodic meetings of the advisers at our office and solicit their views between meetings via e-mail exchanges and conference calls. Through these interactions, we benefit from the advisers’ understanding of cutting-edge research and the latest developments in health care delivery and financing. As a result, the quality of CBO’s analysis of health policy is greatly enhanced. (The agency also has a panel of economic advisers.)

CBO’s health advisers for 2014 are:

Andy Allison, Ph.D.

State Medicaid Director

Arkansas Department of Human Services

Katherine Baicker, Ph.D.

Professor of Health Economics

Department of Health Policy and Management

Harvard School of Public Health

Stuart M. Butler, Ph.D.

Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Center for Policy Innovation

The Heritage Foundation

Richard Chambers


Molina Healthcare of California

Amitabh Chandra, Ph.D.

Professor and Director of Health Policy Research

Kennedy School of Government

Harvard University

Michael Chernew, Ph.D.


Department of Health Care Policy

Harvard Medical School

John Cogan, Ph.D.

Leonard and Shirley Ely Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

Professor of Public Policy, Stanford University

Leemore Dafny, Ph.D.

Professor of Management and Strategy

Herman Smith Research Professor in Hospital and Health Services

Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Roger Feldman, Ph.D.

Blue Cross Professor of Health Insurance and Professor of Economics

University of Minnesota

Amy Finkelstein, Ph.D.

Ford Professor of Economics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dana P. Goldman, Ph.D.

Leonard D. Schaeffer Director's Chair

and Director, Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics

University of Southern California

Roy Goldman, Ph.D.

Vice President and Chief Actuary


David Lansky, Ph.D.

President and CEO

Pacific Business Group on Health

Governor Michael O. Leavitt


Leavitt Partners

Thomas Lee, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Press Ganey Associates

David Meltzer, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Medicine, Department of Economics, and Graduate School of Public Policy

University of Chicago

Peter Neumann, Sc.D.

Director, Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health

Tufts Medical Center Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

Daniel Polsky, Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine and Health Care Management

Director of Research of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics

University of Pennsylvania

James Robinson, Ph.D.

Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Economics

Director, Berkeley Center for Health Technology

University of California, Berkeley

Lewis G. Sandy, M.D.

Senior Vice President

Clinical Advancement

UnitedHealth Group

Glenn Steele, M.D., Ph.D.

President and CEO

Geisinger Health System

William Vogt, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics

Terry College of Business

University of Georgia