American Institutes for Research’s Marilyn Moon to Give Keynote Address on Health Care at Marietta College’s Founders Day Celebration

Washington, D.C. – Marilyn Moon, a senior vice president and director of the Health Program at the American Institutes for Research (AIR), will deliver the keynote address at Marietta College’s 176th Founders Day Celebration. The event, focused around the college’s yearlong emphasis on health and wellness, will be held Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. ET in the Alma McDonough Auditorium on the campus in Marietta, Ohio.

Moon, a nationally recognized expert on healthcare and Medicare, will discuss the importance of encouraging the involvement of patients in their own healthcare and the importance of thinking holistically about managing and integrating patient care services. She will also examine the pros and cons of financial incentives for healthcare and the involvement of communities and society in making certain key medical decisions, such as the current debate on pre-existing condition exclusions.

Moon serves as chair of the 15-member Maryland Health Care Commission, an independent regulatory agency created 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. She is a former public trustee for the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds.

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


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