BA (Hons) Cornell; PhD in Economics, Stanford. Currently, Norman Topping Chair in Medicine and Public Policy, Univ. of Southern California. Health policy adviser to the Congressional Budget Office; member of several editorial boards. Author of over 100 articles and book chapters, and research has been published in leading medical, economic, health policy, and statistics journals. Work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Business Week, US News and World Report, The Economist, NBC Nightly News, CNN, National Public Radio, and other media. Recipient of awards and honours, including: Member, Institute of Medicine (IOM) (2009); Eugene Garfield Economic Impact Prize (2009), recognizing outstanding research demonstrating how medical research impacts the economy; National Institute for Health Care Management Research Foundation award for excellence in health policy; Alice S. Hersh New Investigator Award recognizing contributions of a young scholar to the field of health services research.