Faculty Experts on Health Care Issues
Questions about health care issues as they relate to the presidential campaign? We have Georgetown experts ready to speak on the topic. To arrange interviews with these or other experts, please contact the Office of Communications.
Faculty Experts include
Judith Feder, professor of public policy and Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute, is an expert in health policy and the health insurance system. She served as staff director of the congressional Pepper Commission (chaired by Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV) in 1989-90; principal deputy assistant secretary for planning and evaluation at the Department of Health and Human Services in former President Bill Clinton’s first term, and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress (2008-2011). Judy is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Public Administration. and the National Academy of Social Insurance. She is also a former chair and board member of AcademyHealth; a member of the Center for American Progress Action Fund Board, the Board of the National Academy of Social Insurance, and the Hamilton Project’s Advisory Council. Finally, she served as a senior advisor to the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, and in 2006 and 2008, Judy was the Democratic nominee for Congress in Virginia’s 10th congressional district.
Robert Friedland, associate professor in the department of health systems administration at Georgetown’s School of Nursing & Health Studies, teaches health care economics, statistics, research methods and policy analysis. He has had a wide range of research and public policy experience, including chief economist for Maryland's Medicaid program; senior research associate at the Employee Benefit Research Institute; director of the American Association of Retired Person's Public Policy Institute; research director, National Academy of Social Insurance; and economist on the staff of the U.S. Bipartisan Commission on Comprehensive Health Care, better known as the Pepper Commission.
Carole Roan Gresenz, is the Bette Jacobs Endowed Professor in the department of health systems administration at the School of Nursing & Health Studies. Gresenz joined Georgetown this summer after nearly 20 years with the RAND Corporation, where she most recently served as senior economist and director of the health economics, finance, and organization program within RAND Health. Her health care reform related work includes studies of the effects of the community uninsured rate on health care outcomes among the uninsured, of employers' decisions to self-insure versus fully-insure the health plans they offer to employees, and of the effects of recent state expansions of public health insurance coverage to children in higher-income families on coverage outcomes.
Jason D. Ormsby, assistant professor in the department of health systems administration at Georgetown’s School of Nursing & Health Studies, is senior vice president for Atlas Research and chair of its Health Quality and Information Technology Group. He has recognized expertise in health care quality measurement, quality improvement, accreditation, certification, patient safety and value-based purchasing. Ormsby has also focused on the linkages between health care quality and information technology, as well as access and racial/ethnic/socioeconomic disparities. He is involved in a wide array of care delivery improvements in the Department of Veterans Affairs and quality, measurement and improvement initiatives for the Department of Health and Human Services, particularly the new value-based purchasing models. He also provides expert guidance to public and private organizations involving the implementation and impact of the Affordable Care Act, and has led related studies, including an evaluation of Massachusetts health reform for The Commonwealth Fund.
Dr. David Rabin is a research professor in the department of family medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He directs the division of community health care studies activities in community medicine and public health research. Rabin has expertise in the health consequences of reduced insurance coverage, the implications of the Affordable Care Act for service use and costs, and in ways to improve Medicare and the health care delivery system to reduce costs.