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Paul B. Ginsburg

Nonresident Senior Fellow – Economic Studies, Center on Health Policy

Paul Ginsburg is a nonresident senior fellow at Brookings; professor of the practice of health policy at the Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California; and a senior fellow at the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics.  A Harvard-­‐trained economist, Ginsburg served as vice chair of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) and was the founding president of the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC), which he led from 1995 through 2013. Initiated with core support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, HSC conducted research to inform policymakers and other audiences about changes in the organization, financing and delivery of care and their effects on people. Before founding HSC, Dr. Ginsburg served as the first executive director of the Physician Payment Review Commission (now MedPAC), a senior economist at RAND, a deputy assistant director at the Congressional Budget Office, and a faculty member of Duke and Michigan State Universities. He has been named to Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Influential Persons in Health Care” eight times and received AcademyHealth’s first annual Health Services Research Impact Award. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, a founding member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, and a member of the Health Affairs editorial board.

  • Current Positions

    • Professor of Practice of Health Policy, University of Southern California (USC)
    • Senior Fellow, USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics
  • Past Positions

    • Director, USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy
    • Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy Studies at Brookings
    • President, Center for Studying Health System Change
    • Executive Director, Physician Payment Review Commission (now MedPAC)
    • Senior Economist, RAND
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