Michael E. Gluck is a director at AcademyHealth, where he works with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) and directs a California Health Care Foundation-funded project on the implications of health information technology and health services research for creating "actionable knowledge" in the delivery of health among other responsibilities. Prior to joining AcademyHealth in 2009, he served as the first director of the California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP), a joint venture of the University of California and the California State Legislature to provide the latter with nonpartisan technical analyses of proposed health insurance benefit mandates. Dr. Gluck was also formerly the director of health policy at the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) where he headed up a five-year project on Medicare's long-term future, has served as a consultant to the Center for Medical Technology Policy and has held research positions at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), Georgetown University's Health Policy Institute, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. His work has included research and analysis of biomedical research policy, medical technology, Medicare, and public policies related to prescription drugs. He received a B.A. in history magna cum laude from Haverford College and M.P.P. and Ph.D. degrees in public policy from Harvard University.