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Sherry A. Glied, PhD

Sherry Glied is Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health  She was department chair from 2002-2009 and has been on faculty since 1989.  Glied served as the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from July 2010 through August 2012.  In 1992–1993, she was a senior economist for health care and labor market policy on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers under Presidents Bush and Clinton, and participated in the Clinton Health Care Task Force. She has been elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and to the Board of AcademyHealth and has been a member of the Congressional Budget Office’s Panel of Health Advisers.

Glied’s principal areas of research are in health policy reform and mental health care policy. Her book on health care reform, Chronic Condition, was published by Harvard University Press in January 1998. Her book with Richard Frank, Better But Not Well: Mental Health Policy in the U.S. since 1950, was published by The Johns Hopkins University Press in 2006. She is co-editor with Peter C. Smith, of The Oxford Handbook of Health Economics, which was published by the Oxford University Press in 2011.

Glied holds a B.A. in economics from Yale University, an M.A. in economics from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.