CBO’s Panel of Health Advisers, 2020

Posted by
Phill Swagel
August 31, 2020

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 so that they can discuss important issues in their areas of expertise and advise us on our analyses. In addition, we periodically call on members of the panel for advice on how to address analytical questions that arise in the preparation of studies and cost estimates. Through those interactions, we and our analyses benefit from the advisers’ understanding of cutting-edge research and the latest developments in health care delivery and financing. (CBO also has a Panel of Economic Advisers.) Although such experts provide considerable assistance, CBO is solely responsible for the accuracy of its work.

Today I would like to announce the members of the Panel of Health Advisers for the coming year:

  • Katherine Baicker
  • John Bertko
  • Thomas Betlach
  • Lawrence Casalino
  • Amitabh Chandra
  • Michael Chernew
  • Leemore Dafny
  • Roger Feldman
  • Craig Garthwaite
  • Patrick Getzen
  • Gautam Gowrisankaran
  • Kate Ho
  • David Lansky
  • Thomas Lee
  • Catherine Livingston
  • Wendy Long
  • Teresa Miller
  • Peter Neumann
  • Jonathan Perlin
  • Daniel Polsky
  • Lewis Sandy
  • Cori Uccello

Members of CBO’s Panel of Health Advisers are selected to represent a variety of perspectives so that the agency can gather information and insights from experts with diverse views as well as from the interactions between those experts at panel meetings. The panelists’ affiliations are shown on CBO’s website. CBO requires panelists to disclose to the agency any substantial political activity in which they may be involved and any significant financial interests they may have.

Phillip L. Swagel is CBO’s Director.