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Sherry A. Glied

Adjunct Professor of Health Policy and Management

A faculty member since 1989, Sherry Glied, PhD, is a leading scholar on U.S. health policy reform and mental health care policy. She served as Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under President Barack Obama from July 2010 through August 2012. Dr. Glied led the the School's Department of Health Policy and Management from 1998 to 2009(as division head and then chair)and has been on faculty since 1989. Earlier, she was a senior economist for health care and labor market policy on the President's Council of Economic Advisers under Presidents Bush and Clinton, and participated in the Clinton Health Care Task Force. She has been elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and to the Board of AcademyHealth and has been a member of the Congressional Budget Office's Panel of Health Advisers.

Dr. Glied's book on health care reform, Chronic Condition, was published by Harvard University Press in January 1998. Her book with Richard Frank, Better But Not Well: Mental Health Policy in the U.S. since 1950, was published by The Johns Hopkins University Press in 2006. She is co-editor with Peter C. Smith, of The Oxford Handbook of Health Economics, which was published by the Oxford University Press in 2011.
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Education & Training:

    PhD, 1990, Harvard University

    MA, 1985, University of Toronto

    BA, 1982, Yale University

  • Member, Institute of Medicine
  • Member, National Academy of Social Insurance
  • Member, Panel of Health Advisers, Congressional Budget Office (-2010)
  • Member, Board of Directors, AcademyHealth 2007-2010
Honors and Awards:
  • Reasearch!America's Eugene Garfield Economic Impact of Medical and Health Research Award, 2004
  • NBER Faculty Research Associate, 2000
  • RWJ Health Policy Investigator Award, 1996
  • Charles E. Gibbs Leadership Prize, Jacobs Institute for Women's Health, 2008
  • Chair, Academyhealth Annual Research Meeting, 2004
Selected Publications:
  • Glied S, Cuellar AE Trends and issues in child and adolescent mental health Health Affairs 22;5 39-50 2003
  • Glied S Health care costs: on the rise again Journal of Economic Perspectives 17;2 125-148 2003
  • Glied S, Little S The uninsured and the benefits of medical progress Health Affairs 22;4 210-217 2003
  • Glied S, Graff Zivin J How do doctors behave when some (but not all) of their patients are in managed care? Journal of Health Economics 21 337-353 2002
  • Glied S, Remler D, Graff Zivin J Inside the sausage factory: improving estimates of the effects of health insurance expansion proposals Milbank Quarterly 80; 4 603-635 2002
  • Remler D, Glied S What can the take-up of other programs teach us about how to improve take-up of health insurance programs? American Journal of Public Health 93; 1 67-74 2003
  • Glied S Is smoking delayed smoking averted? American Journal of Public Health 93 412-415 2003
  • Cutler D, Garber A Frontiers in Health Policy Research, Volume 6 MIT Press Cambridge, MA 55-86 2003
  • Cutler DM, Berndt E Medical Care Output and Productivity University of Chicago Press Chicago 511-538 2001
  • Glied S Chronic Condition: Why Health Reform Fails Harvard University Press Cambridge, MA 1998

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