David Stevenson is currently an assistant professor of health policy in the department of health care policy at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Stevenson's primary research interests are aging and long-term care, with a recent emphasis on nursing home quality. His recent work has focused on the roles of regulation, quality improvement, and consumer choice in achieving nursing home quality, and he has also studied the impact of Medicare Part D on the nursing home sector. He has worked in various research and policy settings, including the U.S. Public Health Service, the University of Washington School of Public Health, the Urban Institute, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, and Medstat. Dr. Stevenson received a B.A. in religion from Oberlin College, a S.M. in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a Ph.D. in Health Policy from Harvard University.