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Sherry A. Glied

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Sherry A. Glied

Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health
health insurance, health financing, mental health, economics


Dr. Sherry Glied's principal areas of research are in health policy reform and mental healthcare policy. She served as a senior economist for healthcare and labor market policy to the President's Council of Economic Advisers, under both President Bush and President Clinton. In the latter part of her term, she was a participant in President Clinton's Health Care Task Force. In 1996-1997, Dr. Glied was a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. Her research on health policy has focused on the financing of healthcare services in the U.S. She is an author of recently published articles and reports on managed care, women's health, child health, and health insurance expansions. In recent health insurance-related research, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, she has been examining methods for modeling health insurance expansion programs. Some of this research has been incorporated in the estimating assumptions of the Congressional Budget Office. She is also continuing work on the U.S. employer-based health insurance system. In research sponsored by the Commonwealth Fund, Dr. Glied has been studying the characteristics of uninsured Americans and novel strategies to expand health insurance coverage to them. Her work in mental health policy has focused on the problems of women and children. She is currently conducting research, funded by the MacArthur Foundation, on the well-being of people with illness over the past 50 years.

600 West 168th St., 6th floor
New York  --  10027
United States
Office Phone: 
(212) 305-3924
Office Fax: 
(212) 305-3405


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