Panel of Health Advisers

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. They generally serve three-year terms and are sometimes reappointed. The agency hosts periodic meetings of the advisers and solicits their views between meetings. Through those interactions, CBO and its analyses benefit from the advisers’ understanding of cutting-edge research and the latest developments in health care delivery and financing. Although such experts provide considerable assistance, CBO is solely responsible for the accuracy of its work.

Katherine Baicker, Ph.D.

  • Dean, Emmett Dedmon Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
  • Board of Directors, Eli Lilly

John Bertko, F.S.A., M.A.A.A.

  • Chief Actuary, Covered California

Thomas Betlach, M.P.A.

  • Director, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System

Lawrence P. Casalino, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

  • Livingston Farrand Professor of Public Health and Chief of the Division of Healthcare Policy and Economics, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Amitabh Chandra, Ph.D.

  • Malcolm Wiener Professor of Public Policy and Director of Health Policy Research, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Michael Chernew, Ph.D.

  • Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy and Director of Healthcare Markets and Regulation Lab, Harvard Medical School

Leemore Dafny, Ph.D.

  • Bruce V. Rauner Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
  • Academic Affiliate, Bates White Economic Consulting

Roger Feldman, Ph.D.

  • Professor Emeritus, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Amy Finkelstein, Ph.D.

  • John & Jennie S. MacDonald Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Patrick Getzen, B.S.

  • Senior Vice President and Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina

David Lansky, Ph.D.

  • President and Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Business Group on Health

Thomas Lee, M.Sc., M.D.

  • Chief Medical Officer, Press Ganey Associates

Catherine E. Livingston, J.D.

  • Partner, Jones Day

Wendy Long, M.P.H., M.D.

  • Director of Tennessee Health Care Finance and Administration
  • Director of TennCare

Teresa Miller, J.D.

  • Acting Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

Peter Neumann, Sc.D.

  • Director of the Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health in the Tufts Medical Center and Professor of Medicine in the School of Medicine, Tufts University

Jonathan Perlin, M.D., Ph.D.

  • President, Clinical Services, and Chief Medical Officer, Hospital Corporation of America

Daniel Polsky, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine, Robert D. Eilers Professor of Health Care Management in the Wharton School, and Executive Director of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania

Lewis Sandy, M.D., F.A.C.P.

  • Executive Vice President, Clinical Advancement, UnitedHealth Group

Cori E. Uccello, M.A.A.A., F.S.A., F.C.A., M.P.P.

  • Senior Health Fellow, American Academy of Actuaries