Julie Somers, PhD
An economist by training, Julie Somers, PhD, has over a decade of experience working for congressional agencies on health care policy issues. She employs econometric modeling and data analytics to assess the effects of changes in legislation on health care spending.
Through her roles as a senior analyst for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission and as a principle analyst for the Congressional Budget Office, she gained extensive experience designing and leading analyses of Medicare and private sector claims data.
The focus of her work has been to distill complex analyses of health care systems into readily accessible and understandable formats for a diverse audience, including CMS policy makers, CBO directors, congressional staff, MedPAC commissioners and industry executives.