Donald M. Berwick, MD
President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Dr. Berwick served as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) under appointment by President Obama from 2010 to 2011. Previously, he was the president and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement for nearly 20 years. Dr. Berwick is also a former professor of Pediatrics and Health Care Policy at the Harvard Medical School and a professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. He holds an MD from Harvard Medical School and an MPP from the John F. Kennedy School of Government.
James C. Capretta, MA
Resident Fellow and Milton Friedman Chair, American Enterprise Institute
Mr. Capretta has served in senior positions in the federal government for nearly two decades. He was Associate Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget from 2001 to 2004, and he worked as a senior analyst for health care and social security issues in Congress. Previously, he was a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He is a well-known analyst and contributor to national news programs and publications. Mr. Capretta holds an MA in public policy studies from Duke University and a BA in government from the University of Notre Dame.
Michael E. Chernew, PhD
Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Chernew is a professor at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Health Care Policy and the director of the Healthcare Markets and Regulation (HMR) Lab. He previously taught in the Department of Health Management at the University of Michigan. He was awarded the John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators and the Alice S. Hersh Investigator Award for his contributions to health services research. Dr. Chernew is a member of the Congressional Budget Office Panel of Health Advisors and is the current Co-Editor at American Journal of Managed Care. Dr. Chernew earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University.
Paul B. Ginsburg, PhD
Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution
Professor of Health Policy, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California
Dr. Ginsburg is a renowned health economics and policy expert who is currently leading the Schaeffer Initiative on Innovation in Health Policy, a joint program of Brookings and the University of Southern California. He was the founding president of the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC) from 1995 to 2013. Prior to leading the HSC, Dr. Ginsburg served as the founding executive director of the Physician Payment Review and a deputy assistant director in the Congressional Budget Office. He earned a doctorate in economics from Harvard University.
Robert P. Kocher, MD
Adjunct Professor, Stanford University
Dr. Kocher is a healthcare information technology expert and a consulting professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Kocher previously served in the Obama Administration as the Special Assistant to the President for Healthcare and Economic Policy. Prior to his time at the White House, Dr. Kocher was a partner at McKinsey AND Company and led the McKinsey Global Institute’s Center for United States Health System Reform. He earned undergraduate degrees from the University Of Washington and an MD from George Washington University.
Founder and Chairman, Leavitt Partners
Mr. Leavitt was the Secretary of Health & Human Services for four years under George W. Bush, leading the implementation of Medicare Part D. Previously, he served as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under President Bush. Prior to his posts in the federal government, Mr. Leavitt was elected to three terms as Governor of Utah and was the President and CEO of Leavitt Group, an insurance brokerage. He holds a degree in business from Southern Utah University.
Mark B. McClellan, MD, PhD
Director, Duke-Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy and Robert J. Margolis, MD, Professor of Business, Medicine and Health Policy, Duke University
Dr. McClellan is a former commissioner for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a former administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). He also served on the President’s Council of Economics in the George W. Bush administration and as an associate professor of both medicine and economics at Stanford University. Dr. McClellan earned an MD from the Harvard University–Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Division of Health Sciences and Technology, a PhD in economics from MIT, an MPA from Harvard University, and a BA from the University of Texas at Austin.
Uwe E. Reinhardt, PhD - In Memoriam
Uwe Reinhardt served as an advisor to NIHCM from 1996 until his passing in 2017. He left a profound mark on the work we do and on the culture we strive to create.
Dr. Reinhardt was a professor of economics at Princeton University for nearly 50 years. He served in numerous advisory roles at the state, national and international levels, including the Clinton White House, the World Bank, the Physician Payment Review Commission, the Veterans Administration, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the New Jersey health reform commission. He was a long-standing member of the Institute of Medicine and a director of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Dr. Reinhardt earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Saskatchewan and his PhD in economics from Yale University.
Robert Reischauer, PhD
President Emeritus, Urban Institute
Prior to leading the Urban Institute for 12 years, Dr. Reischauer served as the director of the Congressional Budget Office and was a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution. He is an expert in federal budget, health policy, and Social Security and is one of two public trustees of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds. Dr. Reischauer earned an AB from Harvard University and an MA in international affairs and a PhD in economics from Columbia University.
James C. Robinson, PhD
Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Economics and Director of the Berkeley Center for Health Technology, University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Robinson is an expert on healthcare economics and policy and a professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to his teaching position, Robinson served as the editor-in-chief of Health Affairs journal. He has published three books and has contributed over 100 papers to scientific and policy journals around the country. Dr. Robinson earned a BA in economics and philosophy from the University of California, Santa Cruz and both his MPH in health planning and policy and PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
President, Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity
Opinion Editor, Forbes
Mr. Roy is a recognized author and expert on health care policy and reform. In addition to his role as the opinion editor for Forbes, Mr. Roy is the primary author of The Apothecary, a Forbes blog on health care policy. Previously, he was a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and was a health care advisor to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign in 2012. Mr. Roy has also made appearances on major television news programs such as Fox News, Bloomberg TV, and NBC’s Meet the Press. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he studied molecular biology, and the Yale University School of Medicine.