Dr. Andy Bindman is professor of medicine, epidemiology & biostatistics, and an affiliated faculty member within the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his residency training in general internal medicine at UCSF. He has a long standing interest in health policy informed by his many years as primary care physician at Zuckerberg San Francisco General and through several roles he has played within the federal government. This began in 2009-2010 when he was a health policy fellow on the staff of the US House Energy and Commerce Committee where he contributed to the drafting of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). He then worked for several years to implement the ACA as a senior adviser within the Department of Health and Human Services, and in 2016, he was appointed as the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  He served in that role until the end of the Obama administration.