Purva Rawal, Ph.D., is the chief strategy officer at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMS Innovation Center) at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. As part of the Senior Leadership team, she provides guidance and leadership on the execution of the CMS Innovation Center’s strategy.
Previously, she was a principal at CapView Strategies, where she developed evidence-based public policy and business strategies for providers, health systems, life sciences companies, and coalitions. She also conducted policy research on health system transformation and sustainability issues. She is also an adjunct assistant professor at Georgetown University. In 2016, she published a book, The Affordable Care Act: Examining the Facts. Dr. Rawal was also a professional staff member on the Senate Budget Committee during the passage of the Affordable Care Act and the health and social policy advisor to Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT). She was also a director in the Health Insurance and Reform Practice at Avalere Health. She began her health policy career as a Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology fellow at the National Academy of Sciences and as a Congressional fellow for the Society for Research on Child Development and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Rawal received both her B.A. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University.