Cynthia Cox

Vice President

Director, Program on the ACA

Washington, DC


Cynthia Cox is Vice President at the Kaiser Family Foundation and Director for the Program on the ACA, where she conducts economic and policy research on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its effects on private insurers and enrollees. Her work focuses on enrollment, pricing, and competition in the ACA’s exchange markets.

Cynthia also directs the Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker, a partnership of the Peterson Center on Healthcare and KFF aimed at monitoring the performance of the U.S. health system over time and in relation to other large, high-income countries. Her work on this project focuses on trends in health care costs, access, and affordability, as well as measures of health care quality and outcomes.

Prior to joining KFF, she held research and advocacy positions at Columbia University Medical Center and the American Cancer Society. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Berkeley Free Clinic.

Cynthia holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master of Public Health degree from Columbia University.