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Elizabeth (Liz) Fowler, JD, PhD, is the deputy administrator and director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMS Innovation Center). Liz previously served as EVP for programs at the Commonwealth Fund. Prior to joining the Fund, Liz served as VP for global health policy at Johnson & Johnson, where she focused on healthcare delivery system and payment reform in the U.S. and in emerging markets. Liz was also special assistant to President Obama on healthcare and economic policy at the National Economic Council. During the health reform debate in 2009-2010, Liz served as chief health counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chair, Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) where she played a critical role in developing the Senate version of the Affordable Care Act. She also played a key role in developing the 2003 Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act (MMA). She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, her PhD from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, where her research focused on risk adjustment, and her JD from the University of Minnesota. She is admitted to the bar in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Liz is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.