Christine Eibner

Senior Economist, RAND Corporation

Christine Eibner is the Paul O’Neill Alcoa Chair in Policy Analysis; director, Payment, Cost, and Coverage Program; and a senior economist at the RAND Corporation.

Her research focuses on health insurance reforms, including modifications to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), changes to health insurance benefit design, and ACA replacement proposals. She currently leads an analysis of the effects of COVID-19 on insurance coverage in New York State, and policy options to address coverage loss. Additionally, she leads the evaluation of CMS’s Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design Model Test, and oversees a large technical assistance contract for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Her work on health insurance reform includes topics such as 1332 waivers, cost containment strategies, and state single payer plans. In 2016, she was awarded the AcademyHealth HSR (Health Services Research) Impact Award for her work on the impact of modifications to the Affordable Care Act.

Eibner earned her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park and her bachelor’s degree in English and economics from the College of William and Mary.

Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States