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FAIR Health Elects Sherry Glied to Board of Directors
FAIR Health, Inc.Ashley Smyth, 212-370-0704orBliss Integrated Communication for FAIR Health, Inc.Victoria Aguiar, 212-584-5470
FAIR Health today announced that it has elected Sherry Glied, Ph.D, to its Board of Directors. Dr. Glied, a leading scholar on U.S. health policy reform and mental healthcare policy, was recently named Dean of the New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.
“We are privileged and thrilled to have Dr. Glied join the FAIR Health Board of Directors. Her tremendous experience in health research and health systems reform, as both an academician and a policy-maker, will add immeasurably to the depth and breadth of the board,” said Stephen A. Warnke, Chairman of the Board of FAIR Health.
FAIR Health’s President, Robin Gelburd, stated, “Dr. Glied brings a truly extraordinary health economics and policy background to our diverse and talented Board of Directors. We believe that her experience, combined with FAIR Health’s continued growth, will help to accelerate the momentum our organization has helped to seed around price transparency in the healthcare marketplace.”
From July 2010 through August 2012, Dr. Glied served as Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under President Barack Obama. She was previously Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, and Chaired the School’s Department of Health Policy and Management from 1998 to 2010. Earlier, she was a senior economist for healthcare and labor market policy on the President's Council of Economic Advisers under Presidents Bush and Clinton, and participated in the Clinton Health Care Task Force. Dr. Glied has been elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and to the Board of Academy Health. She has also been a member of the Congressional Budget Office's Panel of Health Advisers.
“I am excited to join the Board of FAIR Health at this critical juncture in our nation’s healthcare system. I have long believed in the company’s mission to provide clarity on healthcare costs and health insurance information to consumers, policymakers, payors and other stakeholders and am eager to be involved,” said Dr. Glied.
FAIR Health is a national independent, not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to bring transparency to healthcare costs and health insurance information through comprehensive data products, consumer resources and support of health services research. FAIR Health uses its database of billions of billed medical and dental services to power an award-winning free website () that enables consumers to estimate and plan their medical and dental expenditures. The website also offers clear, unbiased educational articles and videos about the healthcare insurance reimbursement system. In addition to its consumer offerings, FAIR Health licenses data products to businesses, governmental agencies, healthcare providers and researchers. With its professional staff of experts in healthcare, statistics, technology and communications, FAIR Health strives to offer accurate, consistent and timely information to all stakeholders in the healthcare system. FAIR Health also offers educational material about healthcare costs and insurance in Spanish at as well as mobile versions of its cost lookup tools through Apple’s and, for Android devices, .