AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Prescription drug pricing, Medicare prescription drug coverage, biologic and biosimilar drugs, and dietary supplements
Leigh Purvis is the prescription drug policy principal in AARP’s Public Policy Institute (PPI), where she leads a team of policy advisors who work on health care issues that are relevant to the 50-plus population. She also heads the Institute’s work on prescription drug issues and is a recognized expert on prescription drug pricing and coverage. Purvis has testified before Congress on behalf of AARP and speaks frequently on a wide variety of prescription drug-related issues. She is also the co-author of the AARP PPI Rx Price Watch reports, which have been tracking the prices of prescription drugs widely used by older Americans since 2004.
Purvis previously worked as the director of health care costs and access in PPI. She joined AARP in 2005 as a senior policy research analyst. Prior to her tenure at AARP, she worked for the American Psychological Association.Purvis is also a member of the governance board of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review.
Purvis has a master’s in public administration with a concentration in health administration and policy from George Mason University and a certificate in gerontology from the University of Washington.
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