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
Molina Healthcare of California
Amitabh Chandra, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Health Policy Research
Kennedy School of Government
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
Thomas Lee, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Press Ganey Associates
David Meltzer, M.D., Ph.D.
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
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