Keynote Speaker

Insight Opening Keynote Speaker

Friday, January 31, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Mark-McClellan-keynoteMark B. McClellan, MD, PhD, MPA
Director of Health Care Innovation and Value Initiative, Brookings Institution

A medical doctor and economist, Mark McClellan works on promoting high-quality, innovative and affordable health care. He is a former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration and administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Executive Summary

Report to the President on Propelling Innovation in Drug Discovery, Development, and Evaluation

Speaker Biography

MD, Harvard-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Division of Health Sciences
MPA, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
BA/BS, University of Texas, Austin

Dr. McClellan’s work focuses on promoting high-quality, innovative and affordable health care. A doctor and economist by training, he also has a highly distinguished record in public service and in academic research. Dr. McClellan is a former administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), where he developed and implemented major reforms in health policy. These include the Medicare prescription drug benefit, the FDA’s Critical Path Initiative, and public private initiatives to develop better information on the quality and cost of care. Dr. McClellan chairs the FDA’s Reagan-Udall Foundation, is co-chair of the Quality Alliance Steering Committee, sits on the National Quality Forum’s Board of Directors, is a member of the Institute of Medicine, and is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He previously served as a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and senior director for health care policy at the White House, and was an associate professor of economics and medicine at Stanford University.

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