Washington, D.C.– The Bipartisan Policy Center today announced that Neal Neuberger and Marilyn Serafini have joined the organization’s Health Project. In their new roles, Neuberger will serve as director of health innovation and Serafini will be director of health care.
Prior to joining BPC, Neuberger spent 25 years as President of Health Tech Strategies, a consulting firm focused on research, development and implementation of emerging health technologies. Neuberger was also the Executive Director of the HIMSS Foundation Institute for e-Health Policy for seven years and served on the board of directors for the American Telemedicine Association. With support from Democratic and Republican members of Congress, he co-founded the Capitol Hill Steering Committee on Telehealth and Healthcare Informatics and convened national conferences on health information privacy and security after the landmark HIPAA legislation of 1996.
“We are excited Neal is joining our very talented health team, said BPC Senior Vice President Bill Hoagland. “His expertise in health IT policy will help BPC expand our work in health innovation, especially around artificial intelligence and telemedicine. He will be a tremendous asset as we tackle the challenges of making sure that state, federal, and private sector polices keep up with technological advances.”
Neuberger has worked on budget and appropriations issues, as well as international relief efforts for the American Hospital Association. His government experience includes working with former Rep. David Obey (R-WI) and in the Wisconsin state legislature. Neuberger received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“Healthcare innovation is exploding,” said Neuberger. “There are new and emerging technologies incorporating everything from artificial intelligence to new patient-specific drug therapies and wearable computing devices. I’m excited that the Bipartisan Policy Center has taken on health innovation in such a big way, and honored to help advance its health IT priorities.”
Serafini has more than 25 years of public policy and journalism experience. Before coming to BPC, she was the executive director of the patient group Heart Valve Voice US. She was also the president & co-CEO of the Alliance for Health Policy, a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping policymakers understand the foundations of health policy, the roots of the nation’s health care issues, and the trade-offs posed by various proposals for change.
“We look forward to Marilyn’s many contributions to our health project,” said Hoagland. “Marilyn’s insights and experience working in the health care policy field, and as a former journalist, will be valuable to our organization.”
Before working in health policy, Serafini was an award-winning journalist covering health issues in Washington, D.C., for various publications. She was a Robin Toner Distinguished Fellow and a senior correspondent at Kaiser Health News. From 1995 to 2010, Serafini was the health care and welfare correspondent for National Journal magazine. Previously, she was a senior reporter for Congress Daily, now known as National Journal Daily.
“I have long admired the Bipartisan Policy Center for its ability to transcend partisanship and ensure progress,” said Serafini. “I am thrilled to be part of an organization that is dedicated to tackling the nation’s tough health care policy challenges and producing workable, bipartisan solutions that improve the quality of care and lower health care costs.”
Serafini, an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University, holds a master’s degree in journalism and public affairs from American University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland.