Kavita Patel

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Nonresident Senior Fellow, Economic Studies

Kavita Patel speaks on a panel about payment reform

Dr. Kavita Patel is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Previously, Dr. Patel was managing director of clinical transformation at the Center for Health Policy and lead research on delivery system reform, healthcare financing, physician payment reform, and healthcare workforce development. Dr. Patel is also a practicing primary care physician at Johns Hopkins Medicine and a clinical instructor at UCLA's Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Patel was previously a Director of Policy for The White House under President Obama and a senior advisor to the late Senator Edward Kennedy. Her prior research in healthcare quality and community approaches to mental illness have earned national recognition and she has published numerous papers and book chapters on healthcare reform and health policy. She has testified before Congress several times and she is a frequent guest expert on CBS, NBC and MSNBC as well as serving on the editorial board of Health Affairs.

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