Ewout van Ginneken, Ph.D., is a senior researcher at the Berlin University of Technology and honorary research fellow at the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. From 2011–12 he was a Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice at the Harvard School of Public Health. Van Ginneken is coauthor of several studies, including European Observatory Health Systems in Transition (HiT) reviews on the Dutch, Czech, Estonian, Bulgarian, Slovenian, and Slovakian health care systems and reforms. With a team of U.S. researchers, van Ginneken is currently working on the first European Observatory HiT review of the U.S. health care system. He has also written peer-reviewed journal articles on health insurance, pharmaceutical policy, and health systems and policy issues in various countries. In addition he authored book chapters on health financing issues and cross-border health care. Van Ginneken holds an M.Sc. in health policy and administration from Maastricht University in the Netherlands, and a Ph.D. in public health from the Berlin University of Technology.