ASHEcon is a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors and officers. Directors and officers will meet at least annually and have rotating appointments.

Executive Director

Debbie Freund

Professor, School of Social Science, Policy & Evaluation, Claremont Graduate University

Board of Directors


Janet Currie
Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Department of Economics, Princeton University

Martin Gaynor 
E.J. Barone University Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University

Laurence C. Baker
Past President
Professor of Health Research and Policy and CHP/PCOR Fellow, Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University

John Cawley
Professor, Department of Policy Analysis and Management, and Department of Economics, Cornell University

Kate Bundorf
Associate Professor of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine


Thomas Buchmueller
Waldo O. Hildebrand Professor of Risk Management and Insurance, University of Michigan

Christopher “Kitt” Carpenter
Professor of Economics and Medicine, Health, and Society, Vanderbilt University

Leemore Dafny
Professor of Management and Strategy, Herman Smith Research Professor in Hospital and Health Services, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Jonathan Kolstad 
Associate Professor Economic Analysis and Policy Group, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Christopher Ruhm
Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia

Amanda Kowalski
Gail Wilensky Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Michigan

Donna Gilleskie
Professor,University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Robin McKnight
Associate Professor, Wellesley College

Nerraj Sood
Vice Dean for Research, USC Price School of Public Policy; Director of Research, USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics

Past Presidents

Joe Newhouse, 2005-2006

Jody Sindelar, 2007-2008

Mike Grossman, 2009-2010

Randy Ellis, 2011-2012

Frank Sloan, 2013-2014

Mark Pauly, 2015-2016

Jon Gruber, 2017-2018

Loren Baker, 2018-2019

Janet Currie, Current