Lawrence Casalino, M.D., Ph.D., is Emeritus Professor in the Weill Cornell Medical School Department of Population Health Sciences. From 2008-2021 he served as the Livingston Farrand Professor of Public Health and as chief of the Division of Health Policy and Economics.
His research focuses on the intended and unintended effects of public and private policies on the types of provider organization that exist, on the processes they use to provide care, on the quality and cost of care, and on the impact of policies and organizational processes on socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities. At present he is particularly interested in the impact of private equity, and of corporatization more generally, on health care. He has published more than 180 peer-reviewed articles, including 25 articles and editorials in the New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA.
Dr. Casalino currently serves as a Medicare Payment and Advisory Commission (MedPAC) Commissioner, and has served as a member of the Panel of Health Advisors for the Congressional Budget Office, as a consultant to the Federal Trade Commission, as senior advisor to the director of the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), as Chair of the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, and on multiple national committees, technical advisory panels, and (currently) on the board of directors of Fair Health.
Prior to academia, Dr. Casalino worked full-time as a primary care physician for 20 years in Half Moon Bay, California. Prior to that he worked for several years as a community organizer with the United Farmworkers union and other organizations.