Elizabeth Feder is a Health Policy Analyst whose work focuses on issues of access, equity, and affordability. She currently serves as Coordinator of the Evidence-Based Health Policy Project and consults on a range of projects in the Institute’s health policy unit.
Prior to joining PHI, Dr. Feder served as an analyst at the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, where she provided extensive technical support for an appointed commissioner on Colorado’s Blue Ribbon Commission for Health Care Reform. She has worked on a wide range of health care and state fiscal issues, including extending Medicaid to young adults aging out of the foster care system; streamlining enrollment procedures for Medicaid and SCHIP; developing a Medicaid buy-in program for working adults with disabilities; assessing the adequacy of minimum-benefit insurance plans for low income families; and exploring a parallel public payer option for Colorado. She has also conducted research on state options to finance health care reform and on the affordability of health care. Immediately prior to her re-location to Wisconsin, Dr. Feder completed her report on The Cost of Care: Can Coloradans Afford Health Care (Denver, CO: Colorado Center on Law and Policy, April 2009).
Dr. Feder earned a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. She was an associate professor of History and of Feminist and Gender Studies at Colorado College, where she taught Health, Disease, and Society, Women and Health, and Women and Public Policy, among other subjects. She has served as a public member of the Colorado Board of Medical Examiners; a Governor’s appointee on the Colorado Pay Equity Commission; and a board member of Peak Vista Community Health Center, the Citizens’ Committee for Public Health, and the Colorado Springs Consumer Health Initiative. Dr. Feder has held elective office, serving as Councilmember and Mayor Pro Tem on the Manitou Springs, Colorado, City Council from 2005 until May 2009.
Elizabeth Feder, PhD
UW Population Health Institute
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Madison, WI 53726
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