David Grabowski, PhD, is an associate professor of health economics in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. His research focuses on the economics of aging and health care regulation, with a particular interest in the area of long-term care. David is the current recipient of a Career Development Award from the National Institute on Aging to study disparities in nursing home care by race and payer status. His research has also been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Commonwealth Fund and other sources. He is a coeditor of the journal Health Services and Outcomes research Methodology, and he is a member of the editorial boards of Medical Care Research & Review, The Gerontologist, and B.E. Journals in Economic Analysis & Policy. He is the 2004 recipient of the Thompson Prize for Young Investigators from the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. David received his BA degree from Duke University and his PhD in public policy from the University of Chicago.