Thomas Rice

Thomas Rice is a distinguished professor in the department of health services in the UCLA School of Public Health. He served as department chair from 1996-2000 and 2003-4. He served as Vice Chancellor, Academic Personnel for the UCLA campus from 2006-11. Dr. Rice received his doctorate in economics at the University of California at Berkeley in 1982. Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA in 1991, he was a faculty member at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health.

James Robinson

James C. Robinson is the Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Economics, director of the Berkley Center for Health Technology and head of the Division of Health Policy and Management at the University of California, Berkeley. Previously, he was editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, the policy journal of the health sphere. His research focuses on medical groups, hospital systems, health insurance, health care consumerism, and capital finance. Dr. Robinson has published over 75 papers in peer-reviewed journals and two books through the University of California Press.

Bhaven Sampat

Bhaven N. Sampat is an economist by training, and an associate professor at the International Center for Health Outcomes and Innovation Research (InCHOIR) and the department of health policy and management at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. His research focuses on issues at the intersection of health policy and innovation policy. He has written extensively on the effects of university patenting and "entrepreneurship" on academic medicine and biomedical research, and is actively involved in policy debates related to these issues.

Dennis Scanlon

Dennis Scanlon is a professor of health policy and administration and director of the Center for Health Care and Policy Research at Pennsylvania State University. He serves as principal investigator for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Aligning Forces for Quality evaluation. His research interests focus on health systems improvement, including understanding the role of information, incentives, and individual and organizational behavior change for improving health care outcomes.

Richard Scheffler

Richard M. Scheffler is Distinguished Professor of Health Economics and Public Policy at the School of Public Health and the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He also holds the chair in Healthcare Markets & Consumer Welfare endowed by the Office of the Attorney General for the State of California. Professor Scheffler is director of the Global Center for Health Economics and Policy Research as well as director of the Nicholas C. Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare.

Mark Schlesinger

Mark J. Schlesinger, Ph.D. is a wayward economist often mistaken for a political scientist or social psychologist. For the past two decades, he has studied patient experience and patients’ responses to problematic medical encounters; over the past five years complementing that work with research into ways of enhancing the scope, clarity, and influence of patient voice. Dr.

J.B. Silvers

J.B. Silvers is the John R. Mannix Medical Mutual of Ohio Professor of Health Care Finance and a professor in the department of banking and finance at the Weatherhead School of Management. He also serves as faculty director of the Health Systems Management Center and holds a joint appointment in the Case School of Medicine. His research in the areas of financial management and health services has been published in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of the American Medical Association, Health Services Research and numerous other publications.

Jonathan Skinner

Jonathan Skinner is the John Sloan Dickey Third Century Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College and a professor in the department of community and family medicine at Dartmouth Medical School, where he works in the Center for Evaluative Clinical Sciences. He is also a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) in Cambridge, MA and the editor of the Journal of Human Resources. Professor Skinner was elected to the Insitute of Medicine in 2007. He was a recipient of the first TIAA/CREF Paul A. Samuelson Award of Excellence in 1996.

Frank Sloan

Frank A. Sloan is the J. Alexander McMahon Professor of Health Policy and Management and professor of economics at Duke University since 1993. He is also the director of the Center for Health Policy, Law and Management at Duke that originated in 1998. Professor Sloan did his undergraduate work at Oberlin College and received his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. Before joining the faculty at Duke in July 1993, he was a research economist at the Rand Corporation and on the faculties of the University of Florida and Vanderbilt University.

Kenneth Warner

Kenneth E. Warner is the Avedis Donabedian Distinguished University Professor of Public Health at the University of Michigan, where he has been on the faculty since 1972. From 2005-2010, he served as Dean of the School of Public Health. He was the founding director of the University of Michigan Tobacco Research Network. An economist, Dr. Warner earned his A.B. degree summa cum laude from Dartmouth College and M.Phil. And Ph.D. degrees from Yale University. Presented in 200 professional publications, Dr.