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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

Sherry A. Glied, PhD

Sherry A. Glied, PhD, was appointed to the Geisinger Health Board of Directors in July 2020. She is a member of the Quality and Finance Committees of the board. Dr. Glied also serves as a member of Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Quality Options Inc., and Geisinger Indemnity Insurance Company Board of Directors.

Dr. Glied has been the dean of the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University since 2013. From 1989 to 2013, Dr. Glied was professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She served as chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management from 1998 through 2009.
On June 22, 2010, Dr. Glied was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as assistant secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the Department of Health and Human Services, and served in that capacity from July 2010 through August 2012. She had previously served as senior economist for healthcare and labor market policy on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers in 1992–1993, under Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, and participated in the Clinton Health Care Task Force. Dr. Glied has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Social Insurance, and served as a member of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking.
Dr. Glied’s principal areas of research are in health policy reform and mental healthcare policy. She is the author of Chronic Condition (Harvard University Press, 1998), coauthor (with Richard Frank) of Better But Not Well: Mental Health Policy in the U.S. Since 1950 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006), and coeditor (with Peter C. Smith) of The Oxford Handbook of Health Economics (Oxford University Press, 2011).

Dr. Glied holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Yale University, a Master of Arts in economics from the University of Toronto, and a Doctor of Philosophy in economics from Harvard University.

She resides in New York with her husband, Richard Briffault.

Sherry Glied, PhD, member of Geisinger Health Board of Directors.
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