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Daniel Polsky, PhD, MPP


Daniel Polsky is the executive director of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, a professor of at the Perelman School of Medicine and the Robert D. Eilers Professor of Health Care Management at the Wharton School.  He currently serves on the Congressional Budget Office's Panel of Health Advisers and the Institute of Medicine Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice. He was the senior economist on health issues at the President's Council of Economic Advisers in 2007-08. His research was awarded Academy Health's Article of the Year in 2014.  Daniel received his doctorate in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in May 1996 and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Michigan in 1989. His areas of interest include health care access, workforce, and economic evaluation of medical and behavioral health interventions. He is a coauthor of the book "Economic Evaluation in Clinical Trials" published by Oxford University Press.

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