Tomas J. Philipson, Ph.D.
Tomas J. Philipson, Ph.D., is a managing director at Precision Health Economics. He is also the Daniel Levin Professor of Public Policy Studies in the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago. Philipson has served in several public sector positions. He served as the senior economic advisor to the head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) during 2003-04 and to the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2004-05. He also served as a senior health care advisor to Senator John McCain during his 2008 US presidential campaign and in December 2010 was appointed by the Speaker of the US House of Representatives to serve on the National Key Indicator Commission, created by the health care reform.

Philipson is the recipient of numerous international and national research awards. He has twice (in 2000 and 2006) been the recipient of the highest honor of his field: the Kenneth Arrow Award of the International Health Economics Association (for best paper in the field of health economics). In addition, he was awarded the Garfield Award by Research America in 2007 (for best paper in the field of health economics), The Prêmio Haralambos Simeonidisand from the Brazilian Economic Association in 2006 (for best paper in any field), and the Distinguished Economic Research Award from the Milken Institute in 2003 (for best paper in any field of economics).

Philipson is a co-editor of the journal Forums for Health Economics & Policy of Berkeley Electronic Press and is on the editorial board of the journal Health Economics and The European Journal of Health Economics. Philipson is a fellow, board member, or associate of a number of other organizations outside the University, including the National Bureau of Economic Research, the American Enterprise Institute, the Manhattan Institute (where he is chairman of Project FDA), the Heartland Institute, the Milken Institute, and the RAND Corporation. At the University of Chicago, he is affiliated with the John M. Olin Program of Law & Economics, the George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State, the Northwestern/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research, the Population Research Center, and the National Opinion Research Center (NORC). Philipson received his MA and PhD in economics from the Wharton School and the University of Pennsylvania.