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Meet the Staff of HSC
urrent HSC staff members, along with their titles and e-mail addresses, are listed below. Brief biographical sketches are provided for staff members.
Teri Armstrong, Manager of Administration, firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie Burggraf, Executive Assistant, email@example.com
Dori A. Cross, Health Research Assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin Draper, Research Assistant, email@example.com
Rebecca Gourevitch, Research Assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca Mickney, Program Associate, email@example.com
Paul B. Ginsburg, Ph.D., president, is a nationally known economist and health policy expert. A noted speaker and commentator on changes taking place in the financing and delivery of health care, Ginsburg's recent research topics have included cost trends and drivers, Medicare provider payment policy, health care markets. Ginsburg has been named eight times by Modern Healthcare as one of "The 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare." He received the first annual Health Services Research Impact Award from AcademyHealth, the professional association for health policy researchers and analysts. He is a founding member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, a public trustee of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and served two elected terms on the board of AcademyHealth. Before founding HSC, Ginsburg was the founding executive director of the Physician Payment Review Commission (PPRC), now the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC). Ginsburg previously worked at RAND, was deputy assistant director of the Congressional Budget Office and was on the faculty at Michigan State and Duke Universities. He earned his doctorate in economics from Harvard University.
Amy Bond, M.H.S., health research analyst, conducts quantitative research on a wide range of topics. Her interests include provider payment policies, the effects of health coverage expansion on price and utilization, and geographic variation of heath spending. She received her master's degree in health economics from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and her bachelor’s degree in chemistry and French from Wellesley College.
Ellyn Boukus, M.A., health research analyst, conducts qualitative and quantitative analyses on a variety of health policy topics. Her recent work has focused on tracking Americans' access to health care and prescription drugs, physicians' and pharmacists' use of electronic prescribing, and issues related to workplace clinics. She also manages HSC's household and physician survey data. She received her master's degree in economics from Yale University and her bachelor’s degree in economics from Wellesley College.
Emily Carrier, M.D., M.S.C.I., senior health researcher, specializes in access to care and issues related to emergency medicine and surge capacity. She received her medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons (Columbia University), completed her residency and chief residency in the Bellevue/New York University emergency medicine training program, and received her master's of science in clinical investigation from New York University.
Alwyn Cassil, director of public affairs, oversees HSC's publications, media activities and public policy outreach. Before joining HSC in 2001, Cassil was a press officer at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General and the Health Care Financing Administration, now the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Before joining the federal government, Cassil was Washington editor of AHA News, the weekly newspaper published by the American Hospital Association. An award-winning reporter, Cassil also was a staff writer for several daily newspapers and served as a public information officer for the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services. Cassil received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Florida.
Peter J. Cunningham, Ph.D., senior fellow and director of quantitative research, specializes in access to care, the uninsured, public coverage programs, out-of-pocket medical care expenditures, and the effects of the health care safety net on disparities in health care. He also manages the design and data collection of HSC's Health Tracking Household Survey. He was a researcher at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, where he worked on the 1987 National Medical Expenditure Survey. He received his Ph.D. from Purdue University.
Laurie E. Felland, M.S., director of qualitative research and senior health researcher, focuses on low-income people's access to medical care, including safety net providers and public insurance programs. Previously, she was a policy analyst at the Massachusetts Division of Health Care Finance and Policy and a redesign analyst at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. Felland holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Carleton College and a master's degree in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Joy M. Grossman, Ph.D., senior health researcher, specializes in qualitative
and quantitative research on the adoption and use of health information technology,
including electronic prescribing, electronic medical records, personal health
records and health information exchange. Previously, she was a health policy
analyst at the Prospective Payment Assessment Commission and an investment banker.
She received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Berkley.
Amanda E. Lechner, M.P.P., health policy analyst, conducts policy analyses and research on a variety of topics relating to health reform. Her research interests include access to care, coverage adequacy in the private insurance market, out-of-pocket medical expenditures for people with chronic conditions, and issues related to pharmaceutical pricing and regulation. She received her master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University and her bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of California, Davis.
Tad Lee, public affairs manager, handles publication production and manages HSC's Web sites. Previously, he was a marketing director for an Internet startup, communications coordinator for the American Rehabilitation Association, staff writer for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and a legislative assistant on Capitol Hill. He received his B.A. in political science from Colgate University.
Ann S. O'Malley, M.D., M.P.H., senior fellow, conducts quantitative and qualitative research on a wide range of topics related to quality and access. She is particularly interested in primary care delivery, its intersection with specialty care, and the coordination of care from both the patient and provider perspectives. A graduate of Hamilton College and the University of Rochester School of Medicine, O'Malley completed her pediatrics internship at Georgetown University Medical Center and a residency in preventive medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She received her master's degree in public health from Johns Hopkins and then completed a National Research Service Award fellowship in primary care research. She is board certified in preventive medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine.
James D. Reschovsky, Ph.D., senior fellow, focuses on health care delivery system issues, in particular provider payment policies and the impact of provider financial and other incentives on treatment patterns and costs. He also conducts research on insurance coverage, access to care, and racial and ethnic disparities. Previously, Reschovsky held academic positions at Michigan State University and Cornell University and was a research fellow at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He received his Ph.D. in public policy studies from the University of Michigan.
Ha T. Tu, M.P.A., senior health researcher, has conducted research on a variety of consumer-related topics in health care, including consumers' shopping behavior in self-pay markets; their propensity to seek and use health care information; their willingness to trade provider choice for cost savings; their use of complementary and alternative medicine; and their satisfaction with health plans and providers. Other recent areas of research and policy analysis include price and quality transparency; innovations in insurance benefit design; retail-based and workplace health clinics; and insurance coverage, access to care, and medical debt for people with chronic conditions. Previously, Tu was a consultant to both public and private sector health care clients. She received her master's degree in public affairs from Princeton University.
Chapin D. White, Ph.D., senior health researcher, 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 is focusing on policy analyses relating to the implementation of health reform and original research quantifying the likely impacts of health reform. White was formerly a principal analyst at the Congressional Budget Office, 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 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.