Diane Rowland, Executive Vice President of the Kaiser Family Foundation, is a nationally recognized health policy expert with a distinguished career in public policy and research focusing on health insurance coverage, access to care, and health financing for low-income, elderly, and disabled populations. She oversees health policy analytic work on Medicaid, Medicare, private health insurance, HIV and global health policy, women’s health policy, and disparities. Rowland is also an adjunct professor in the department of health policy and management at the Bloomberg School of Public Health of the Johns Hopkins University.
Rowland frequently testifies as an expert witness before the United States Congress on issues related to health policy, Medicare and Medicaid, and health care for poor and disadvantaged populations. She has published widely on these subjects and is the editor of several books. Her federal health policy experience includes service on the staff of the Committee on Energy and Commerce in the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress, as well as senior health policy positions in the Department of Health and Human Services. Rowland served as the inaugural chair of the congressionally authorized Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) established to advise Congress on issues related to Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). She is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.
Rowland holds a Bachelor of Arts in history and American studies from Wellesley College, a master’s degree in public administration from the University of California at Los Angeles and a Doctor of Science in health policy and management from the Johns Hopkins University.