Judy Feder, an Urban Institute Fellow, is a professor of public policy and, from 1999 to 2008, served as dean of the Georgetown Public Policy Institute. A nationally-recognized leader in health policy, Judy has made her mark on the nation’s health insurance system, through both scholarship and public service. A widely published scholar, Judy’s health policy research began at the Brookings Institution, continued at the Urban Institute, and, since 1984, flourished at Georgetown University. In the late 1980s, Judy moved from policy research to policy leadership, actively promoting effective health reform as staff director of the congressional Pepper Commission (chaired by Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV) in 1989-90; principal deputy assistant secretary for planning and evaluation at the Department of Health and Human Services in former President Bill Clinton’s first term; a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress (2008-2011) and, today, as an Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute.
Judy matches her own contributions to policy with her contributions to nurturing emerging policy leaders. As dean from 1999 to 2008, she built the Georgetown Public Policy Institute into one of the nation’s leading public policy schools, whose graduates participate in policymaking, policy research, and policy politics, not only throughout Washington but throughout the nation and the world.
Judy is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Public Administration, and the National Academy of Social Insurance; a former chair and board member of AcademyHealth; a member of the Center for American Progress Action Fund Board, the Board of the National Academy of Social Insurance, and the Hamilton Project’s Advisory Council; and a senior advisor to the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. In 2006 and 2008, Judy was the Democratic nominee for Congress in Virginia’s 10th congressional district.
Judy is a political scientist, with a B.A. from Brandeis University, and a master's and Ph.D. from Harvard University.
Publications by Judy Feder
Financing Medicare and Medicaid: Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Health Committee on Energy and Commerce U.S. House of Representatives (Testimony)
Judy Feder, Paul Van de Water
Implications of the Affordable Care Act for American Business (Policy Briefs)
Linda J. Blumberg, Matthew Buettgens, Judy Feder, John Holahan
Why Premium Support? Restructure Medicare Advantage, Not Medicare (Policy Briefs)
Judy Feder, Stephen Zuckerman, Nicole Cafarella Lallemand, Brian Biles
Protecting High-Risk, High-Cost Patients: "Essential Health Benefits," "Actuarial Value," and Other Tools in the Affordable Care Act (Policy Briefs/Timely Analysis of Health Policy Issues)
Lisa Clemans-Cope, Linda J. Blumberg, Judy Feder, Karen Pollitz
The Individual Mandate in Perspective (Policy Briefs/Timely Analysis of Health Policy Issues)
Linda J. Blumberg, Matthew Buettgens, Judy Feder