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The Economic and Social Research Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan institute, that conducts research and studies directed at enhancing the effectiveness of social programs, improving the way health care services are organized and delivered, making quality health care accessible and affordable.
The Economic and
Social Research Institute (ESRI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan
organization that specializes in health and social policy
Developing . . .
ESRI coordinates and participates in the development of public policy reform proposals to extend health insurance coverage to the nation's uninsured populations.
Analyzing . . .
ESRI critically reviews and analyzes efforts by both public and private purchasers to make more informed decisions, use quality measures, and get better value in purchasing health insurance coverage.
Evaluating . . .
ESRI evaluates initiatives to restructure local health care markets, improve care delivery for vulnerable populations, and improve effectiveness of health insurance markets.
ESRI has received funding from several of the most distinguished philanthropic foundations including The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, The Kaiser Family Foundation, The Commonwealth Fund, The Ford Foundation, The Pew Charitable Trusts.
Mickey Levy, Chief Economist, Bank of America Corporation
William Lilley III, President & CEO, Policy Communications, Inc.
Kenneth McLennan, Retired President and Senior Consultant Manufacturers' Alliance for Productivity and Innovation
Jack A. Meyer, President, Economic and Social Research Institute
Sheila Zedlewski, Program Director, The Urban Institute
Jack A. Meyer, Ph.D., is the founder and President of ESRI.
Dr. Meyer has conducted policy analysis and directed research on frontline
issues in health care reform and social policy for twenty years. He is
the author of numerous books, monographs, and articles on topics including
health care, labor market and demographic trends, and policies to reduce
poverty. Dr. Meyer is also the founder and President of New
Directions for Policy, a health care consulting firm.
Sharon Silow-Carroll, M.B.A., M.S.W., is Vice President of
ESRI. Ms. Silow-Carroll's areas of expertise include health care reform
the needs of vulnerable populations. Her recent
projects involve assessing the strengths and weaknesses of several proposals
to improve access to health coverage, including Congressional proposals
for tax credits or deductions for people buying health coverage on their
own. She is co-author of ESRI books analyzing major health care reform
Elliot K. Wicks, Ph.D., is a Senior Fellow at ESRI. He has
more than twenty-five years experience as a health economist and policy
Dr. Wicks specializes in analysis of policy issues related to health
system reform, cost containment, the uninsured, and insurance reform.
He has extensive knowledge of
arrangements of pooled purchasing of health coverage. Dr. Wicks is the
author of numerous articles and monographs on these and other subjects
related to health care financing and delivery.
Stan Dorn, J.D., is a Senior Policy Analyst at ESRI. For over
15 years, Mr. Dorn has worked on health policy issues involving Medicaid
and SCHIP, the uninsured, low-income consumers and children. Since 1993,
he served as Health Division Director at the Children's Defense Fund and
Managing Attorney and Project Director at the National Health Law Program's
Washington and San Francisco offices.
Tanya Alteras, M.P.P. is a Senior Policy Analyst at
ESRI. Ms. Alteras joined ESRI from the Department of Health and Human
Services office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
(ASPE), where she worked on a nationwide evaluation of the State Children’s
Health Insurance Program, and reviewed federal and state Medicaid and
SCHIP policy reforms. At ESRI, she is examining issues related to public
coverage, including delivery system innovations designed to increase coverage
and improve health care access and health outcomes.
Darlene Gregory, B.A., is the Project Manager at ESRI. She coordinates
projects, plans meetings, and manages grants, including tracking spending
on current grants, completing financial reports to foundations, and preparing
budgets for new grants.
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