Jean P. Hall, Ph.D., is a professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center and director of the Institute for Health and Disability Policy Studies. She has an extensive background in the evaluation of health care programs, especially for people with disabilities or chronic illnesses. Her research has included private, state, and federal projects related to health care, education, and employment for people with disabilities or chronic illnesses in the educational, welfare to work, workforce center, Medicaid, and Medicare systems. In addition to her work with The Commonwealth Fund, Dr. Hall is currently working on a federally funded project to assess the effects of health reform on the health and employment of Americans with disabilities. Dr. Hall earned her Ph.D. in disability studies from the University of Kansas.