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Susan Reinhard, RN, Ph.D., FAAN, Sr. Vice President for Public Policy, AARP
Areas of Expertise: Family caregiving, adult foster care/day care, care coordination, chronic care, health care delivery system reform, nursing, nursing education, quality of care, health care workforce issues, acute and long-term care integration, LTC case management and consumer direction, Medicaid, Medicare home health, home and community-based services, nursing home and LTC workforce issues
Lina Walker, PhD, Vice President, Health Security
Areas of Expertis: Medicare and health care financing
Leigh Purvis, MPA, Director, Health Care Costs and Access
Areas of Expertise: Prescription drug pricing, biologic drugs and Medicare prescription drug coverage
Sari Siegel, PhD, Director, State and Federal Health Programs
Areas of Expertise: Health care quality and equity measurement and improvement, evolving hospital and health system infrastructure and reimbursement, value-based health care, person-centered care, health care safety net, emergency preparedness
Elizabeth A. Carter, PhD, MPH, Senior Health Services Research Advisor
Areas of Expertise: Public health, primary care, preventive services, low-value medical care and evidence-based medicine
Olivia Dean, MPH, Policy Research Senior Analyst
Areas of Expertise: Public health, nutrition, health disparities, private health insurance and emerging health trends
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Harriet Komisar, PhD, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor
Areas of Expertise: Medicare, delivery and payment reform, long-term services and supports, and financing
Keith D Lind, JD, MS, BSN, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor
Areas of Expertise: Medicare reform, Medicare coverage, Medicare payment, post-acute care, skilled nursing facilities, home health, hospice, rehabilitation therapy, durable medical equipment, chronic conditions, care coordination, transitional care, hospital readmission, appeals, fraud and abuse, comparative effectiveness and cost containment
James McSpadden, Senior Policy Advisor
Areas of Expertise: Prescription drug coverage, access, and utilization; prescription drug pricing; and private coverage
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Claire Noel-Miller, MPA, PhD, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor
Areas of Expertise: Quantitative research applied to health policy issues affecting older adults, Medicare and health care quality
Patricia Polansky, RN, MS, Director, CCNA Program Development and Implementation
Areas of Expertise: Health care administration, executive leadership, interprofessional collaboration (health), primary care, home and community health care, aging issues and long-term care, and nursing education
Winifred V. Quinn, PhD, Director, CCNA Advocacy and Consumer Affairs
Areas of Expertise: Stakeholder engagement and networking, coalition organizing, advocacy, state scope of practice policies, nursing workforce funding, and nursing workforce and diversity
Jane Sung, JD, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor
Areas of Expertise: Private health insurance, health insurance market reforms, Medicare supplement insurance and Medicare Advantage
Susan Reinhard is senior vice president and director of AARP Public Policy Institute. Read her latest blogs on family caregiving, healthy living, nursing and more. Read Susan's Blogs
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