Arnold Epstein, MD, MA, is the John H. Foster Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard University School of Public Health in Boston. His research interests focus on quality of care and access to care for disadvantaged populations. During 2014 until 2016 he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary and head of the Office of Health Policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the Department of Health and Human Services. During 1993-94 he served in the Clinton Administration working for the white house on health reform. He was Vice Chair of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Developing a National Report on Health Care Quality. He is former Chairman of the Board of AcademyHealth, and a recipient of the Distinguished Investigator award from that organization. He was a member of the Board of Governors of the Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI) and formerly Associate Editor of the New England Journal of Medicine. He has been elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine, the Association of American Physicians, and the American Society for Clinical Investigation. He received a BA from the University of Rochester, a masters degree in political science from Harvard, a BMS from Dartmouth Medical School and an MD from Duke University.