Expert Qualifications

This expert has over 30 years of experience with healthcare and health insurance. She gained her PhD in sociology and health policy at the University of California, Santa Cruz and directed research at the Institute of Health and Aging at UC San Francisco before leading the White House's Health Care Reform Task Force. Since, she has continued to contribute to the private and public sectors, working as a principal at William M. Mercer, Inc, the vice president of the Lewin Group, an associate professor of research at UC Santa Cruz, and the consumer representative to the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee. Her most recent roles include consulting for Watson Wyatt Worldwide, the Center for Medical Technology Policy, and Bain & Company. Currently she is an independent health care consultant.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: CA
  • BA, English, University of California, Los Angeles
  • MA, Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • PhD, Sociology and Health Policy, UC Santa Cruz
  • Former, Director of Psychology Fieldwork Program, UC Santa Cruz
  • Former, Director of Research, Institute of Health and Aging, UC San Francisco
  • Former, Working Group Leader for the White House Health Care Reform Task Force, US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Former, Principal, William M. Mercer, Inc.
  • Former, Vice President, The Lewin Group
  • Former, Associate Professor of Research, UC Santa Cruz
  • Former, Consumer Representative to Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
  • Former, Research Associate and Grant Project Director, Center for Health Policy, Stanford University
  • Former, Grant Project Director and Adjunct Fellow, Center for Health Policy, Stanford University
  • Former, Senior Consultant, Watson Wyatt Worldwide
  • Former, Senior Advisor, Center for Medical Technology Policy
  • Former, Editorial Writer for Global Healthcare Practice, Bain & Company
  • Current, Consultant, a healthcare consultancy

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