is a Visiting Scholar at the New York Academy of Medicine, and the Logan Professor in the Department of Community Health and Social Medicine at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at City College, New York. A graduate of the Tufts University School of Medicine and the Columbia School of Public Health, her clinical training is in family medicine. Dr. Gold has been a primary care provider in urban and rural underserved settings. She served as Senior Policy Adviser in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 1990-1996 where her focus was on financing of clinical preventive services, the economics and outcomes of public health programs, and health care reform. Dr. Gold directed the work of the Panel on Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine, an expert panel whose report remains an influential guide to cost-effectiveness methodology for academic and policy uses. Her current academic work focuses on patient, public and decision maker views on using economic and comparative effectiveness information to inform health policy. A member of the IOM, Dr. Gold served as chair of its Committee on Public Health Strategies to Improve Health, which was convened in 2009, and whose three reports on measurement, law and policy, and funding were released between 2010 and 2012.