Haiden Huskamp

Haiden Huskamp is a professor of health economics in the department of health care policy at Harvard Medical School. Her research is focused in three primary areas: 1) the economics of the pharmaceutical industry; 2) the economics of mental health and substance abuse treatment; and 3) the financing of end-of-life care services. Dr. Huskamp has developed a body of research on the impact of pharmacy management tools on drug utilization, cost, and quality of care.

Frank Levy

Previously the Daniel Rose Professor Urban Economics, Frank Levy is a labor economist and a professor emeritus in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is currently a research associate in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. His research focuses broadly on the determinants of living standards including the relationship between education and earnings and the ways that technology and offshoring are changing skill demands in the U.S. labor market.

Jens Ludwig

Jens Ludwig is the McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy at the University of Chicago, a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and co-director of the NBER?s Working Group on the Economics of Crime. His research interests are in the areas of social policy and urban issues, particularly with respect to education, crime, and housing. He currently serves as the project director for the NBER?s long-term evaluation of the U.S.

Harold Luft

Harold S. Luft, PhD, is the director of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute. Previously, he was the chair of the Health Policy Department, the Caldwell B. Esselstyn Professor of Health Policy and Health Economics and director of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco. His research and teaching have covered a wide range of areas, including medical care utilization, health maintenance organizations, hospital market competition, quality and outcomes of hospital care, risk assessment and risk adjustment, and health care reform.

Thomas McGuire

Thomas G. McGuire is a professor of health economics in the department of health care policy at Harvard Medical School. His research focuses on 1) the design and impact of health care payment systems; 2) the economics of health care disparities; and 3) the economics of mental health policy. Dr. McGuire has contributed to the theory of physician, hospital, and health plan payment. His current research includes application of theoretical and empirical methods from labor economics to the area of health care disparities.

David Meltzer

David Meltzer is professor in the departments of medicine, economics, and the graduate school of public policy studies at the University of Chicago, where he directs the Center for Health and the Social Sciences, the Program in Hospital Medicine, and the M.D./Ph.D. Program in Medicine and the Social Sciences. His research is focused in two main areas: the cost and quality of hospital care and the theoretical foundations of medical cost-effectiveness analysis.

Michael Millenson

Michael L. Millenson, president of Health Quality Advisors, is a nationally recognized expert on patient empowerment, e-health and quality improvement. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed book, Demanding Medical Excellence: Doctors and Accountability in the Information Age, and holds an adjunct appointment as The Mervin Shalowitz, M.D. Visiting Scholar in the Health Industry Management Program at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. National Public Radio called Millenson "in the vanguard of the movement" to measure and improve the quality of medical care.

Jack Needleman

Jack Needleman is a professor and chair in the Department of Health Policy and Management and is Associate Director of the UCLA Patient Safety Institute. He teaches courses in health policy analysis and American political institutions and health policy, and has previously taught program and policy evaluation. He received his Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University. Dr. Needleman's research focuses on the impact of changing markets and public policy on quality and access to care. Dr.

Jose Pagan

Jose A. Pagan is the director of the Center for Health Innovation at The New York Academy of Medicine and a professor in the Department of Population Health Science and Policy at Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Pagan isalso an adjunct senior fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and research associate of the Population Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

Mark Pauly

Mark V. Pauly is Bendheim Professor in the Health Care Management Department at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he served as chair of the department. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia. He is professor of health care systems, insurance and risk management and business and public policy at the Wharton School and professor of economics in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. He also serves as co-director of the Roy and and Diana Vagelows Program in Life Sciences and Management. Dr.