Experts at AIR Available to Discuss Education, Health Issues Raised in President Obama’s “State of the Union” Address

Washington, D.C. – Experts with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) are available to offer insights on issues raised by President Barack Obama during last night’s State of the Union address to the nation, including the call to use education to better prepare Americans for the workplace and to address the challenges facing Medicare.

A few of AIR’s experts available to discuss topics raised by the President include:

College Scoreboard & Affordability – Vice President Mark Schneider, former commissioner of the federal National Center for Education Statistics, is leading efforts to help states make more data about colleges available to the public. He leads AIR’s College Measures, which makes information about colleges and the earning power of their graduates available free at

Medicare – Senior Vice President Marilyn Moon, director of AIR’s Health Program, is a nationally known expert on Medicare, aging, consumer health issues, and health care finance. She served as a public trustee for the Social Security and Medicare trust funds.

Pre-School & Early Childhood Development – Eboni Howard is a principal researcher and early childhood specialist at AIR. She has over 20 years of experience conducting child and family research, focusing on improving outcomes for children from birth to age 8 and their families. She has provided research or consultation services to federal, state and local organizations.

News media wishing to speak with an AIR expert should contact Larry McQuillan via email,, or by calling (202) 403-5119.

About AIR
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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