Ph.D. degree in health services research, policy, and administration from the University of Minnesota, a M.A. degree in public affairs from the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, and a B.A. degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.


MICHAEL DAVERN is vice president and director of the Public Health Research Department in the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago. Prior to this appointment, he was at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, where he was an assistant professor of health policy and management and research director of the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC). He also codirected the U.S. Census Bureau Research Data Center at the university. He previously served as a statistician for the Labor Force and Transfer Programs Statistics Branch of the U.S. Census Bureau. A major focus of his work has involved applying state-level data to health policy issues and helping states monitor trends in health insurance coverage rates. He has a Ph.D. degree in sociology from the University of Notre Dame, a M.A. degree in sociology from Colorado State University, and a B.A. degree in sociology from Saint John’s University.


LISA C. DUBAY is a health services researcher with over 20 years experience in public health. She recently joined the faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as associate professor. Prior to this, she was a principal research associate at the Urban Institute, where she focused on the effects of public policies on insurance coverage, access to care, and health outcomes for low-income populations. She has led numerous national evaluations of public expansions in coverage for federal agencies and private foundations. Her dissertation examined socioeconomic gradients and racial disparities in children’s health status and well-being and their emotional and cognitive functioning. She has extensive experience analyzing nationally representative household surveys. She has Ph.D. and S.C.M. degrees from the Johns Hopkins University.


JOAN HENNEBERRY is executive director of the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and leads the agency responsible for managing public health insurance programs, including Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus. She is a senior health policy adviser to the governor, developing and implementing health reform policies and initiatives. Prior to the cabinet appointment, she worked in the private sector after spending 7 years at the National Governors Association providing consultation to states on health care services and financing, cost containment, and emerging policy issues. She spent 13 years at the Colorado



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