American Institutes for Research Vice President Marilyn Moon Appointed Chair of the Maryland Health Care Commission

Washington, D.C. - Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley has appointed Marilyn Moon, Vice President and Director of the Health Program at the American Institutes for Research, to serve as chair of the 15-member Maryland Health Care Commission.

The independent regulatory agency was created in 1999 by the Maryland General Assembly to streamline the state’s health care regulatory system, plan for health system needs, promote informed decision-making, increase accountability, and improve access.

“I am honored to serve on this important commission. I know all of the members of the commission share the same goal of strengthening Maryland’s health system,” said Marilyn Moon, Ph.D., a nationally-known health economist who served as a public trustee for the Social Security and Medicare trust funds. Dr. Moon has published extensively on health policy, both for the elderly and the general population. She is frequently quoted in the news media.

Dr. Moon has served on a number of boards for non-profit organizations and is currently president of the Board of Directors of the Medicare Rights Center and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Academy of Social Insurance.

She earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was an associate professor of economics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a senior analyst at the Congressional Budget Office, founding director of the Public Policy Institute of the American Association of Retired Persons, and a senior fellow at the Urban Institute.

About AIR

Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is an independent, nonpartisan not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research on important social issues and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education, and workforce productivity.

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