Areas of Expertise
- Healthcare Financing
- Medicaid and Medicare
- Health Policy/Affairs
Ph.D. and M.S., Economics, University of Wisconsin; B.A., Economics, Colorado College
- Phone: (301) 592-8600
Marilyn Moon is an Institute Fellow and senior vice president and director of the Health Program at AIR. In addition to directing a staff of 160, 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.
Dr. Moon is the project director for the Community Forum, an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality funded project on promoting stakeholder participation in evidence-based research. She is the corporate monitor on two centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services contracts. She conducts research on a range of health policy issues and regularly speaks at national forums and to the media.
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 written extensively on health policy, reform issues in Medicare health financing, and other social insurance issues. 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. Her earlier work has focused on health care financing and public policy issues with a particular emphasis on Medicare cost of health care and its impact on access to care. She has served on a number of boards for non-profit organizations, including the Medicare Rights Center and the National Academy of Social Insurance. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine.