Lawrence Casalino, M.D., Ph.D., is the Livingston Farrand Professor of Public Health and chief of the division of Health Policy and Economics in the Department of Population Health Sciences at Weill Cornell Medical College.  His research focuses on the intended and unintended effects (including effects on socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities) of public and private policies on the types of provider organization that exist, on the processes they use to provide care, and on the quality and cost of care.  Prior to academia, he worked as a community organizer and then full-time for 20 years as a primary care physician.

Dr. Casalino currently serves as a Medicare Payment and Advisory Commission (MedPAC) Commissioner and has served as senior advisor to the director of the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), as the Chair of the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, and on the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Investigators in Health Policy Research Program.