URBAN INSTITUTE

Expert

Robert A. Berenson
Expert

Robert A. Berenson

Institute Fellow

Although evidence-based policymaking seems to be in vogue—at least talked about a lot—for medicine and health care, public policy often is based on ideology, political expediency, or rosy scenarios not supported by evidence. Often the evidence is ‘cooked’ to support a particular point of view.
The Urban Institute is one of the few organizations that not only produces important, objective evidence that can be used to support policy initiatives but also challenges conventional wisdom supported by slippery evidence. With the authority of Urban’s reputation for solid research and analysis, and the discipline embedded in its culture behind me, I am able to provide a (sometimes) listened-to, contrarian voice in current policy discussions on how to reform our current inefficient health care delivery system.

Media Mentions

Elizabeth O'Brien November 30, 2016
Andrew Restuccia August 2, 2016
Staff Writer August 3, 2015
Greta Wodele Brawner August 3, 2015