Elizabeth Fowler, Ph.D., J.D., is the deputy administrator and director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMS Innovation Center) at CMS. Liz previously served as executive vice president of programs at The Commonwealth Fund and vice president for global health policy at Johnson & Johnson. She was special assistant to President Obama on health care and economic policy on the National Economic Council. From 2008 to 2010, she was chief health counsel to Senate Finance Committee Chair Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) where she played a critical role in developing the Senate version of the Affordable Care Act. She also played a key role in drafting the 2003 Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act (MMA).
Liz has over 25 years of experience in health policy and health services research. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where her research focused on risk adjustment, and a law degree from the University of Minnesota. She is admitted to the bar in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Liz is a fellow of the inaugural class of the Aspen Health Innovators Fellowship and was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2022.