Richard Kronick, PhD

Quintiles Senior Fellow, USC Schaeffer Center
Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California, San Diego

Richard Kronick, PhD's Bio

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 1991.

His research focuses on how financing interventions can improve healthcare access, quality, efficiency and equity. From 2010 to 2016 he served in the Obama administration, first as deputy assistant secretary for health policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, primarily working on implementation of the Affordable Care Act, then as director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). He was previously a senior health policy adviser in the Clinton administration and director of policy and reimbursement in the Massachusetts Medicaid program.

He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2014 and in 2016 received a special recognition award from Academy Health for his work leading AHRQ.

Kronick received a PhD in political science from the University of Rochester.

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