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Insurance Design and the Value of Care - Katherine Baicker

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Insurance Design and the Value of Care

Katherine Baicker, PhD
Dean & Emmett Dedmon Professor
University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy


Professor Baicker, a leading scholar in the economic analysis of health policy, is the Dean and the Emmett Dedmon Professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. Her research focuses primarily on the factors that drive the effectiveness of public and private health insurance, with a particular focus on health insurance finance and the effect of reforms. She is also one of the leaders of a research program investigating the many effects of expanding health insurance coverage in the context of a randomized Medicaid expansion in Oregon. Professor Baicker’s research has been published in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Science, Health Affairs, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. Before coming to the University of Chicago, Professor Baicker was the C. Boyden Gray Professor of Health Economics in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She also holds an appointment as a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Professir Baicker is also an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine (Institute of Medicine), the National Academy of Social Insurance, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Professor Baicker also serves on the Congressional Budget Office’s Panel of Health Advisers, on the Board of Directors of Eli Lilly, and on the editorial boards of Health Affairs and the Journal of Health Economics. She has served as Chair of the Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission; Chair of the Board of Directors of AcademyHealth; Chair of the National Institutes of Health Social Sciences and Population Study Section; and Commissioner on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. Finally, from 2005-2007, she served as a Senate confirmed Member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, where she played a leading role in the development of health policy.


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