Roland McDevitt heads the health care research team at Towers Watson and has nearly three decades of experience in health care research. He has developed medical claims databases and micro-simulation models to estimate actuarial value and member out-of-pocket expense for health plans in both the individual and group markets. He has partnered with the RAND Corporation on a five-year project to study consumer-directed health plan outcomes related to plan spending, member out-of-pocket expense, and quality of care. He represented Watson Wyatt in a partnership with the National Business Coalition on Health to gather health plan performance data and evaluate the cost, quality, and access dimensions of plan offerings by commercial carriers and HMOs. Mr. McDevitt holds a Ph.D. in political science and public policy analysis from the University of California at Santa Barbara.