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Keynote Speaker

Dan Mendelson, Founder of Avalere Health. 

Avalere is a vibrant community of innovative thinkers dedicated to solving the challenges of the healthcare system through data-driven advisory services and business intelligence products.  Dan founded the group in 2000, brought in ABS Capital as a minority investor in 2008, and grew the firm organically as CEO to span a community of 250 staff.​

Dan has published widely in peer-reviewed and professional journals on health information technology, the costs of disease, hospital costs and operations, physician payment, the economics of managed care, medical malpractice, and a range of other topics.​


David C. Grabowski, Ph.D., Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School.

His research focuses on the economics of aging with a particular interest in the area of long-term care. His research has considered issues related to the financing, organization, and delivery of services for older adults. Ongoing projects include work analyzing the demand for private long-term care insurance, an examination of the economic incentives associated with hospitalizations from the nursing home setting, work analyzing the relationship between Medicare and Medicaid for dual-eligible beneficiaries, and evaluation of nursing home culture change, and an analysis of the growth in potential substitutes for nursing home care, such as assisted living. Dr. Grabowski is a coeditor of the journal Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology, and he is a member of the editorial board of Medical Care Research & Review, and B.E. Journals in Economic Analysis & Policy. He is the 2004 recipient of the Thompson Prize for Young Investigators from the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. Dr. Grabowski received his BA degree from Duke University and his Ph.D. in public policy from the Irving B. Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago.