Kinga Zapert, Ph.D., is research director at Hall and Partners Healthcare. She is a former vice president in the Health Care and Public Policy practice of Harris Interactive. Having joined the firm in 1997, she was responsible for conducting numerous studies in health care and health policy. She specializes in rigorous survey research for public release on behalf of academics, foundations, government agencies, and other not-for-profit organizations. She has co-authored a number of peer-reviewed publications, including Health Affairs, New England Journal of Medicine, and JAMA. She also has extensive experience with a broad range of market research issues working with major health insurance, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies, as well as professional and industry associations and other not-for-profit health care organizations. Kinga received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Maryland in 1998. She has a B.A. from the University of Wroclaw in Poland and an M.A. from the University of Maryland. She is a member of the American Association of Public Opinion Research.