Michael Chernew, Ph.D.
Michael Chernew, Ph.D., is the Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy and the Director of the Healthcare Markets and Regulation (HMR) Lab in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Chernew’s research activities focus on innovations in payment reform and benefit design. Dr. Chernew is a member of the Congressional Budget Office’s Panel of Health Advisors and of the Institute of Medicine Committee on National Statistics. Dr. Chernew is the former Vice-Chair of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. In 2000, 2004 and 2011, he served on technical advisory panels for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services that reviewed the assumptions used by the Medicare actuaries to assess the financial status of the Medicare trust funds. Dr. Chernew serves as the Vice-Chair of the Massachusetts Health Connector Board of Directors. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Dr. Chernew serves as Co-Editor of the American Journal of Managed Care and Editor for the Journal of Health Economics. In 2010, he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and served on the Committee on the Determination of Essential Health Benefits. Dr. Chernew earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate in economics from Stanford University.