issues, insurance, and national and international health system performance and coauthored the book, Health and the War on Poverty. She holds an undergraduate degree in economics from Smith College and a graduate degree in economics from Boston College.
P.J. Eric Stallard is research professor in the Social Science Research Institute and associate director of the Center for Population Health and Aging in the Duke Population Research Institute at Duke University. His research expertise includes modeling and forecasting for medical demography and health and long-term care actuarial practice. He is principal investigator on a research grant from the Society of Actuaries and on two research subcontracts to Duke from Purdue and Columbia Universities, the primary grantees, funded by the National Institute on Aging. He is senior investigator on three other research grants from the National Institute on Aging covering the areas of health, disability, long-term care, and mortality. He is a fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, a member of the American Academy of Actuaries, and an associate of the Society of Actuaries. He chairs the American Academy of Actuaries’ Long-Term Care Committee. He recently completed service as a deputy editor at Demography with responsibilities for the demography of aging, actuarial science, and mathematical demography. Previously, he served on the Social Security Advisory Board’s 2007 Technical Panel on Assumptions and Methods. He has a B.S. in psychology from Duke University (1988).
Gooloo S. Wunderlich (Study Director) is a senior program officer for the Committee on National Statistics, where she has directed numerous studies on such topics as measuring food insecurity and hunger, reviewing the National Children’s Study research plan, new measures of disability, and improving health care cost projections for the Medicare population. She has over 50 years of experience at the program and policy levels in health and population policy analysis, research, and statistics in the U.S. Public Health Service, President’s National Advisory Commission on Rural Poverty, the U.S. Bureau of the Census, and at the National Academies. Her professional interests and experience have focused on the conduct and analysis of national health care surveys, analysis and public policy formulation relating to population research, family planning, aging, long-term care, disability, and a wide range of health policy issues. Prior to joining the National Academies in 1990, she was director of the Division of Data Policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, serving for many years as the focus throughout the Public Health Service for data policy development, planning, analysis, coordination of health information systems, and statistical activities. She directed the review and approval of statistical, research, evaluation, administrative, and