Gail R. Wilensky, Ph.D. joined Project HOPE in 1993. She is an economist and senior fellow at Project HOPE. Prior to joining Project HOPE, Gail directed the Medicare and Medicaid programs and served in the White House as a senior adviser on health and welfare issues to President George H.W. Bush. She was also the first chair of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. Her expertise is on strategies to reform health care in the United States, with particular emphasis on Medicare, comparative effectiveness research and military health care.
Gail testifies frequently before Congressional committees, serves as an adviser to members of Congress and other elected officials and speaks nationally and internationally. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan. Read recent articles from Gail Wilensky.