Gretchen Jacobson is an Associate Director with the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Program on Medicare Policy where she directs and conducts a variety of projects pertaining to the Medicare program and the population it serves. Prior to joining the Kaiser Family Foundation, Dr. Jacobson was an analyst in health care financing at the Congressional Research Service, serving as an expert resource for Congress; she has also held positions where she directed research on the future market value of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and health services. Her research has appeared in clinical and policy peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Jacobson received her Ph.D. in health economics from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and her M.S. in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health.