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Founders Day 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011
7:00 PM — Alma McDonough Auditorium
Admission: Free

Dr. Marilyn Moon

Featured Speaker: Dr. Marilyn Moon

Presentation: TBA

Marilyn Moon, a member of Marietta College's Board of Trustees, is Vice President and Director of the Health Program at the American Institutes for Research. A nationally-known expert on Medicare, she has also served as a Senior Fellow at the Urban Institute and as a public trustee for the Social Security and Medicare trust funds.

Dr. Moon continues to write extensively on health policy, both for the elderly and the population in general, and on social insurance issues. Her most recent book, Medicare: A Policy Primer, was published by the Urban Institute Press in 2006. From 1993 to 2000, Moon also wrote a periodic column for the Washington Post on health reform and health coverage issues.

She has served on a number of boards for non-profit organizations including the Medicare Rights Center and the National Academy of Social Insurance. Dr. Moon is currently chair of the Maryland Health Care Commission. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Moon earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where her work focused on the health and economic status of the elderly. Previously, she has been an associate professor of economics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a senior analyst at the Congressional Budget Office, and the founding Director of the Public Policy Institute of the American Association of Retired Persons.