Dr. Josh Rising is Project Director of the Medical Device Initiative at the Pew Charitable Trusts. One of its goals is to improve the tracking of the safety of medical devices on the market.
Before joining Pew, Rising helped establish the Office of Policy in the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products. He also served as health policy analyst for the Connecticut legislature, with a focus on issues of healthcare access, Medicaid policy, health IT and healthcare quality. He also served as legislative affairs director for the American Medical Student Association (AMSA).
The Medical Device Initiative web site includes news on the effort to create a unique device identification (UDI) system for medical devices to aid in tracking and other Pew Health projects.