Gail Wilensky is an economist and senior fellow at Project HOPE, an international health foundation. Dr. Wilensky currently serves as a trustee of the Combined Benefits Fund of the United Mine Workers of America and the National Opinion Research Center. She is on the Board of Regents of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), the Visiting Committee of the Harvard Medical School and the Geisinger Health System Foundation. She recently served as president of the Defense Health Board and as a Federal advisory to the Secretary of Defense. She was a commissioner on the World Health Organization’s Commission on the Social Determinants of Health and co-chaired the Department of Defense Task Force on the Future of Military Health Care.
She is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and has served two terms on its governing council. She is a former chair of the board of directors of Academy Health, a former trustee of the American Heart Association and a current or former director of numerous other non-profit organizations. She is also a director on several corporate boards.
Dr. Wilensky received a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a PhD in economics at the University of Michigan and has received several honorary degrees.