Adam Atherly

Adam Atherly’s is an associate professor at the Colorado School of Public Health. His research targets health economics, with an emphasis on the economics of aging and consumer decisions regarding health plan choice. Much of his research focuses on the Medicare program, including studies on the design of the new Medicare “Part D” program, choice of secondary insurance, and the Medicare Advantage managed care system. Dr. Atherly also recently completed an evaluation of the Medicare “Health Insurance Flexibility and Accountability Act “HIFA” expansion funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Dr. Atherly is also a visiting associate professor in the College of Health Sciences at American University of Armenia and was previously an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Systems Management at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Atherly received his PhD in Health Services Research, Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota and a MA in economics from the University of Washington.

M. Kate Bundorf

M. Kate Bundorf is an Associate Professor of Health Research and Policy at the Stanford University School of Medicine and, by Courtesy, at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She received her M.B.A. and M.P.H. degrees from The University of California at Berkeley and her Ph.D. from The Wharton School. She was a Fulbright Lecturer and Visiting Professor at Fudan School of Public Health in Shanghai, China in 2009 and 2010. Her research, which focuses on health insurance markets, has been published in leading economics and health policy journals and has received funding from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She received the 13th Annual Health Care Research Award from The National Institute for Health Care Management in 2007.

Douglas Holtz-Eakin

Douglas Holtz-Eakin has a distinguished record as an academic economist and policy adviser. Currently he is the President of the American Action Forum and most recently was a Commissioner on the Congressionally-chartered Fiscal Crisis Inquiry Commission. From 2003-2005, Doug served as the 6th Director of the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO). From 2001-2002, he was the Chief Economist of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA). Prior to serving in these important policy positions, Doug was a Trustee Professor of Economics and Chairman of the Department of Economics at Syracuse University. Doug is an expert on economics, budget policy, and taxation.

Jonathan Ketcham

Jonathan Ketcham is an Associate Professor in the Department of Marketing within the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. His research evaluates on the roles of incentives and information in health care markets. Specifically, his research has focused on consumer and physician decision making. AHRQ recently awarded Jonathan as sole principal investigator on an R01 grant to study hospital-physician gainsharing programs. Jonathan received the 2010 John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators from AUPHA. After earning his B.A in Economics from Baylor University and his Ph.D. in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, he became a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of California, Berkeley, and University of California, San Francisco. Jonathan’s research has been published in The American Economic Review, The Rand Journal of Economics, Medical Care, Health Affairs, Health Services Research, and elsewhere. He has been a consultant to Pfizer, Inc, Wolters Kluwer Health, the New England Research Institute, FAIR Health, and the Berkeley Center for Health Technology.

Michael Morrisey

Michael Morrisey is a professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Public Health. He is director of the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy, an endowed research center at UAB named for former Alabama Senator Joseph Lister Hill, and he is the co-director of the UAB Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education. His research interests have largely focused on employer sponsored health insurance, the effects of legislation and regulation in health and health care, and hospital economics. His graduate textbook, Health Insurance, was published by Health Administration Press in 2008. He is the author of four other books and over 180 papers on health economics and health policy. Prior to joining the UAB faculty in 1985, he served as senior economist with the American Hospital Association in Chicago. He holds a B.A. from Northern State University (Aberdeen, SD) and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Washington (Seattle).

Mark Pauly

Mark V. Pauly, PhD, is the Bendheim Professor and professor of healthcare management, business economics and public policy, and economics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Before coming to the University of Pennsylvania, Pauly held a faculty appointment at Northwestern University. He has been a member of several scientific panels, including the Medicare technical advisory panel, the national advisory council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the committee on evaluation of vaccine purchase financing in the United States at the National Academy of Sciences.

Mark Showalter

Mark H. Showalter is a Professor of Economics at Brigham Young University. His research focuses on topics in health economics and the economics of education. Current research projects include modeling sleep choice integrating economic and biological models, creating a forecasting model for the interaction of health savings accounts and insurance choice, evaluating how much of the racial gap in test scores can be accounted for by differences in sleep patterns for adolescents, and measuring the effect of pharmaceutical DTC advertising on adherence behavior of patients. He served as Senior Economist for Health, Education, Labor, and Welfare on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers in 2003-2004. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Economics of Education Review. Professor Showalter received his Ph.D. from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.