Cristina Boccuti, MA, MPP, is an Associate Director of the Program on Medicare Policy at The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. She conducts a number of projects as part of the Kaiser Project on Medicare’s Future, a major Foundation initiative focused on producing timely analysis of Medicare reform proposals and on informing the debate about the future of the Medicare program. Prior to joining the Kaiser Family Foundation, Ms. Boccuti was the Director of Policy Coordination for the Bureau of Health Professions at HRSA, an HHS agency focused on improving access to care for underserved populations. Prior to that, she was a Principal Analyst with the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission and held earlier positions at the Urban Institute and the Government Accounting Office. Prior to her career in health policy, Ms. Boccuti was a Speech-language Pathologist treating Medicare and Medicaid patients at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago. Ms. Boccuti earned her MPP from Georgetown University and her MA in Speech-language Pathology from George Washington University.