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Our Experts: Committed to Evidence and Equity

AIR’s expertise is unrivaled in the industry and our staff is committed to ethical decision-making, collaboration, inclusion, and innovation.

 

Expert Spotlight

Melissa Hafner | Principal Researcher

For a recent study on dually-eligible individuals—patients who receive both Medicaid and Medicare benefits—Melissa Hafner and her team wanted to connect directly with patients. The interviews that resulted were "illuminating, humbling, inspiring, and sometimes even funny." In our newest Meet the Expert profile, she discusses those findings, how American healthcare is evolving, and her personal journey to this line of work.

Illustration of Melissa Hafner

Our Leadership

Senior Leadership

AIR is led by a team of recognized experts in their fields. They are deeply committed to our mission and are driven to build and sustain a diverse and inclusive organization, where people can do their best work and have the biggest impact.

Board of Directors

The AIR Board of Directors includes internationally recognized leaders in the areas of behavioral science and academia, government, healthcare, and business. They collaborate with AIR leadership to guide our mission-focused work.

Principal Economic Researcher
Senior Researcher
Principal TA Consultant
Principal Researcher
Managing Director
Senior Economist
Principal Communications Specialist
Institute Fellow
Vice President
Principal Researcher
Principal Researcher
Principal Researcher
Principal Researcher
Principal TA Consultant
Senior Researcher
Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer
Vice President and Institute Fellow
Institute Fellow
Vice President and Director, PROMISE Center
Institute Fellow
Principal Researcher
Managing Researcher and Director, Center for Applied Research in Postsecondary Education (CARPE)
Managing Researcher
Institute Fellow
Senior Finance Specialist
Senior Researcher
Vice President, Technology Solutions
Program Director, AIR Equity Initiative
Institute Fellow
Principal Researcher and Practice Area Director
Senior Vice President, International Development Division
Vice President, Human Capital and Human Resources Operations
Vice President, International Development
Principal TA Consultant
Principal Researcher
Principal Researcher
Institute Fellow
Institute Fellow
Managing Researcher
Senior Researcher

Our Work

To meet society's most pressing challenges, we bring together expertise across a variety of fields, including education, economics, statistics, public health, child welfare, software design, international development, policy, mental health, and the workforce.