Gerard F. Anderson is the national program director for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-sponsored program "Partnership for Solutions: Better Lives for People with Chronic Conditions." Dr. Anderson is a professor of health policy and management and international health at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, associate chair for Health Services Research in the Department of Health Policy and Management, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Hospital Finance and Management, director of the Johns Hopkins Washington program in Health Policy, co-director of the Johns Hopkins Program for Medical Technology and Practice Assessment, and senior fellowship advisor to the Commonwealth Fund's Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy. Dr. Anderson is currently conducting research on payment and delivery system options for chronically ill Medicare beneficiaries, comparative insurance systems in developing countries, medical education, hospital payment reform, and technology diffusion. Prior to his arrival at Johns Hopkins in 1983, Anderson held various positions in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where he helped to develop Medicare prospective payment legislation. He has authored two books on health care payment policy, has published 160 peer-reviewed articles, testified in Congress over 25 times as an individual witness, and serves on multiple editorial committees.