Cristina Boccuti is an expert on national health policy, focusing particularly on Medicare reform, health care spending, and health workforce analysis. She co-leads West Health initiatives supporting policies and programs to lower health care costs and transition to value-based care. Before joining the West Health Policy Center, Cristina was an associate director at the Kaiser Family Foundation, where she analyzed Medicare reform proposals as part of a major initiative on the future of Medicare. Cristina has also held senior positions at the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Government Accountability Office (GAO), and The Urban Institute. Before transitioning to health policy, Cristina was a speech-language pathologist at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago. She completed her graduate studies at Georgetown University and her undergraduate studies at Cornell University.