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Katherine Baicker, PhD

Professor of Health Economics, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health

Katherine Baicker, PhD, is professor of health economics in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. She is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and an elected member of the Institute of Medicine. From 2005 to 2007, Baicker served as a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, where she played a leading role in the development of health policy. She currently serves on the editorial boards of Health Affairs, the Journal of Health Economics, and the Journal of Economic Perspectives; as a director of Eli Lilly; as chair of the board of directors of AcademyHealth; on the Congressional Budget Office’s Panel of Health Advisers; and as a commissioner on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. She received her bachelor’s degree in economics from Yale and a doctorate in philosophy in economics from Harvard.