Marie Ganim, PhD, has had a long-standing affiliation with the Brown School of Public Health and is on the adjunct faculty for the School of Professional Studies. She has over 35 years of experience leading health care reform initiatives at various levels and branches of government. The focus of her career and academic study has been on health care policy analysis, legislation and implementation. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Syracuse University and a PhD in Public Affairs from Northeastern University. After more than 20 years as an advisor to the RI Legislature, she served from 2017 to 2021 as the nation’s only state Health Insurance Commissioner, a Governor’s Cabinet role that is unique to the State of Rhode Island, combining both health regulation and policy authorities.