CBO’s Panel of Health Advisers

Posted by
Doug Elmendorf
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