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Sherry Glied, PhD
Sherry Glied, PhD
Associate Professor
and Head of the

Division of Health Policy and

Columbia University

Sherry Glied served as a Senior Economist for health care and labor market policy to the President's Council of Economic Advisors, under both President Bush and President Clinton in 1992-1993. She also was a participant in President Clinton's Health Care Task Force in 1993. She is studying the US employer-based health system, and researching ways to expand health insurance among uninsured Americans.

In-depth interview




Marcia Angell,MD
Marcia Angell, MD Editor-in-Chief
New England Journal of Medicine

Marcia Angell, MD was named one of the 25 most influential Americans by Time magazine in 1997. She has authored a number of publications related to ethics and policy, including Science on Trial:The Clash of Medical Evidence and the Law in the Breast Implant Case (1996).

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Gail R. Wilensky, PhD Gail R. Wilensky, PhD
John M. Olin Senior Fellow Project HOPE Chair,
Medicare Payment
Advisory Commission

Gail Wilensky serves as Chair of the Medicare Payment Advisory Committee, which advises Congress on all payment and expenditure issues related to Medicare. Her previous position was in the White House, serving as Deputy Assistant to the President for Policy Development, where she advised President Bush on health and welfare issues. She came to the White House after serving as the Administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) where she directed the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

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Bruce C. Vladeck, PhD
Bruce C. Vladeck, PhD
Senior Vice President
for Policy Mount Sinai NYU Director of the Center for Medicare Practice and Professor of Health Policy and Geriatrics.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine


Bruce Vladeck was Administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) from 1993 to 1997, directing the Medicare and Medicaid programs. He played a central role in the formulation and enactment of Medicare, Medicaid, and Child Health provisions of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. Earlier in his career, he served ten years as President of the United Hospital Fund of New York.


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Rosemary A. Stevens, PhD Rosemary A. Stevens, PhD
Department of History and Sociology of Science University of Pennsylvania

Rosemary A. Stevens, PhD is Professor of History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania. She specializes in the history of medicine, medical institutions, and health policy and is the author of American Medicine and the Public Interest (1971) and In Sickness and In Wealth: American Hospitals in the Twentieth Century (1999).

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Uwe E. Reinhardt, PhD
Uwe E. Reinhardt, PhD
James Madison Professor of Political Economy
Professor of Economics and Public Affairs Princeton University


Uwe Reinhardt has served on a number of government committees and commissions, including the National Council on Health Care Technology and as Commissioner on the Physician Payment Review Commission. He is a member of the National Leadership Coalition on Health Care, a private sector initiative to develop options for health care reform, co-chaired by former Presidents Carter and Ford. Dr. Reinhardt serves on a number of health policy-related advisory panels, and is Commissioner of the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.

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Thomas H. Murray, PhD Thomas H. Murray, PhD
The Hastings Center

Thomas Murray's research interests cover a broad range of ethical issues in medicine and science. He is Chair of the National Institutes of Health Center for Human Genome Research's Task Force on Genetics and Insurance. Dr. Murray is the current President of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. He is the former Director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics in the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.

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E. Haavi Morreim, PhD
E. Haavi Morreim, PhD
ProfessorDept. of Human Values and Ethics
College of Medicine University of Tennessee


Haavi Morreim's research focuses on the ethical and legal implications of medicine's changing economics. She has a joint appointment as Professor in the Division of Health Services and Policy Research at the University of Tennessee. Her book, Balancing Act: The New Medical Ethics of Medicine's New Economics, was first published in 1991.

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David M. Eddy, MD, PhD
Senior Advisor for Health Policy and Management
Kaiser Permanente

David Eddy, who is widely credited with coining the term "evidence-based medicine," is the author of five books, numerous articles, and a series of essays for the Journal of the American Medical Association. He has served on many international commissions, including Consumers Union and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), and is the Chief Scientist for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association's TEC (Technology Evaluation and Coverage) Program. Dr. Eddy directed the Center for Health Policy Research and Education at Duke before becoming an independent researcher and writer.

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