CBO's Panel of Health Advisers

September 22, 2011

CBO has a panel of health advisers consisting of widely recognized experts in health policy. Members of the panel have a variety of backgrounds, areas of knowledge, 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 2011 are:

Henry Aaron, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies
The Bruce and Virginia MacLaury Chair
The Brookings Institution

Joseph Antos, Ph.D.
Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy
American Enterprise Institute

Katherine Baicker, Ph.D.
Professor of Health Economics
Department of Health Policy and Management
Harvard School of Public Health

Richard Chambers
Chief Executive Officer
CalOptima

Michael Chernew, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Health Care Policy
Harvard Medical School

David Cutler, Ph.D.
Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics
Department of Economics and Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University

Leemore S. Dafny, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management & Strategy
Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University

Patricia M. Danzon, Ph.D.
Celia Moh Professor, Professor of Health Care Management
The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania

Roger Feldman, Ph.D.
Blue Cross Professor of Health Insurance
Professor of Economics
University of Minnesota

Paul Ginsburg, Ph.D.
President
Center for Studying Health System Change

Dana P. Goldman, Ph.D.
Norman Topping Chair in Medicine and Public Policy
Director, Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics
University of Southern California

Roy Goldman, Ph.D.
Vice President and Chief Actuary
Humana

Thomas Lee, M.D.
Network President, Partners Healthcare Systems, Inc.
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Professor of Health Policy and Management,
   Harvard School of Public Health

Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D.
Director of the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform
Senior Fellow in Economic Studies, and Leonard D. Schaeffer 
   Director's Chair in Health Policy Studies
The Brookings Institution

Elizabeth McGlynn, Ph.D.
Director
Center for Effectiveness and Safety Research
Kaiser Permanente

David Meltzer, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine,
Department of Economics, and
Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
University of Chicago

Joseph Newhouse, Ph.D.
John D. MacArthur Professor of Health Policy and Management
Director, Division of Health Policy Research and Education
Chair, Committee on Higher Degrees in Health Policy
Harvard University

Mark Pauly, Ph.D.
Bendheim Professor of Health Care Systems, Business and Public Policy,
   Insurance and Risk Management, and Economics
Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania

Robert Reischauer, Ph.D.
President
The Urban Institute

Lewis G. Sandy, M.D.
Senior Vice President
Clinical Advancement
UnitedHealth Group

William Vogt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics
Terry College of Business
University of Georgia