CBO Principal Analyst Joins HSC as Senior Researcher

News Release
Sept. 21, 2010

Alwyn Cassil (202) 264-3484 or acassil@hschange.org

WASHINGTON, DC—Chapin D. White, Ph.D., formerly a principal analyst at the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), has joined the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC) as a senior health researcher.

Previous to joining CBO, White was a post-doctoral fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a consultant to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission and an analyst at Abt Associates.

White’s research has focused on microsimulation modeling of health reform, long-term trends and geographic variation in health spending, medical malpractice, nonprofit hospitals, and Medicare payment policy. At HSC, he will focus on policy analyses relating to the implementation of health reform and original research quantifying the likely impacts of health reform.

White’s research has been published in such peer-reviewed journals as Health Affairs, Inquiry, Health Services Research, Health Care Financing Review and Medical Care. He also has served as a reviewer for the Journal of Health Economics, Health Affairs, Inquiry, Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology and the Journal of the American Gerontological Society.

“Chapin’s CBO experience put him squarely at the intersection of health research and policy, and his strong research skills and solid understanding of health policy will be an excellent fit for HSC,” said HSC President Paul B. Ginsburg, Ph.D.

White earned his doctorate in health policy from Harvard University, a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor’s degree in social anthropology, cum laude, from Harvard.

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The Center for Studying Health System Change is a nonpartisan policy research organization committed to providing objective and timely research on the nation’s changing health system to help inform policy makers and contribute to better health care policy. HSC, based in Washington, D.C., is funded in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and is affiliated with Mathematica Policy Research.