Richard Kronick, Ph.D.

Richard Kronick, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego, where he has been on the faculty since 1988.  His research focuses on understanding how health care financing interventions can improve access, quality, efficiency, and equity in health care. From 2010 to 2016 Professor Kronick served in the Obama Administration: from 2010 to 2013 as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Policy in the office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), primarily working on implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and from 2013-2016 as the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  Professor Kronick was a Senior Health Policy Adviser in the Clinton Administration in 1993-94.   Professor Kronick received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Rochester, and was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2014.