Healthcare Policy: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Professor of the Practice
Dr. Wallack is the Associate Director of the Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health and a Professor of the Practice in Brown University’s School of Public Health. Previously, she served in Rhode Island state government as Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services, Medicaid Director and Director of HealthSource RI, the state’s health insurance exchange. She also served in Vermont state government as Special Assistant for Health Policy for two Governors and Chair of the Green Mountain Care Board, which oversees cost control and provider payment innovation in the state. Dr. Wallack also served previously as interim President of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation and Executive Director of the Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute, and ran her own health policy consulting firm, Arrowhead Health Analytics, with a focus on state and federal health policy. She represented Governor Howard Dean on First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Health Care Task Force in 1993 and, from 1995-1998, ran the Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care, a quasi-governmental agency that specializes in quality measurement and improvement at the state level. Dr. Wallack is a former member of the Vermont Board of Medical Practice and the Massachusetts Health Care Quality and Cost Council. She holds a PhD in social policy from the Heller School at Brandeis University.