Marilyn Moon, PhD, is senior vice president and director of the health program at the American Institutes for Research. In addition to directing a staff of 145, her current work focuses on the role of informing consumers, providers, and policy makers about health care issues, issues in delivery system innovations, and approaches to Medicare reform. She is currently the project director for the Community Forum, an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality-funded project on promoting stakeholder participation in evidence-based research.

A nationally known economist and expert on Medicare, aging, consumer health issues, and health care financing, Dr. Moon has also served as a senior fellow at the Urban Institute and as a public trustee for the Social Security and Medicare trust funds. She has been an associate professor of economics at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, a senior analyst at the Congressional Budget Office, and the founding director of the Public Policy Institute of the American Association of Retired Persons. Dr. Moon earned a PhD in economics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Recent Posts by Marilyn Moon

Advancements In Stakeholder Engagement: Promising Tools And Practices

Federal agencies such as the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) work with patients, consumers, caregivers, clinician, researchers, and policymakers to ensure that research is relevant and responsive to stakeholder needs. Involving stakeholders in the process helps to focus the...

December 27, 2012

MEDICARE PART D: Renewed Interest In A Medicare-Run Drug Plan

It is perhaps a self-fulfilling prophecy that American problems require uniquely American solutions. As a solution to the lack of outpatient prescription drug coverage for the over 65s and disabled, Medicare Part D is unarguably unique. It’s also expensive, complex and awash with perverse...

November 8, 2007Drugs and Medical Technology, Medicare