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Drew Altman

President & Chief Executive Officer

Drew Altman is president and chief executive officer of KFF, a position he has held for more than 30 years. He is a leading expert on national health policy issues and an innovator in the nonprofit field.

Dr. Altman built KFF with the mission the organization pursues today–to serve as a nonpartisan source of trusted information for policymakers, the media, the health policy community, and the public. He is also founding publisher of Kaiser Health News, the largest health newsroom in the U.S., which reports on health issues and distributes its articles through major news outlets across the country.

Dr. Altman was commissioner of the Department of Human Services for the state of New Jersey, director of Health and Human Services at The Pew Charitable Trusts, vice president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and served in a senior position in the Health Care Financing Administration in the Carter administration. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Dr. Altman earned his doctorate in political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and completed his postdoctoral work at Harvard University before moving on to public service. He holds an honorary doctorate from the Morehouse School of Medicine.

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