Director, Center for Health Policy and Outcomes
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Main research interests cover healthcare policy, particularly Medicare, racial disparities in cancer care quality, and lung cancer epidemiology. 2007, senior author on a study demonstrating that care in Medicare is highly fragmented. Work in lung cancer epidemiology has focused on the development and utilization of lung cancer prediction models. Healthcare policy analysis includes investigations into Medicare's approaches to cancer payment, as well as developing models of alternative reimbursement, payment systems and coverage policies. Served as Senior Adviser to the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Serves on national committees, including the Institute of Medicine's National Cancer Policy Forum, and the Committee on Performance Measurement of the National Committee on Quality Assurance. Chairs the Technical Expert Panel that is developing measures of cancer care quality for CMS.