Paul Hughes-Cromwick is a senior health economist at Altarum Institute, where he has worked since 2002. He has been involved in health care economic and policy analyses since receiving his master’s degree in 1981. He leads outreach activities for the Center for Sustainable Health Spending, which was launched by Altarum as a critical systems issue in May 2011.
Before working at Altarum, Mr. Hughes-Cromwick worked for the University of Michigan School of Nursing; the Henry Ford Health System; the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health; the State of Connecticut, where he was research director for the Connecticut Partnership for Long Term Care Insurance; and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. He was chairman of the board at Care Choices HMO in Farmington Hills, Michigan, until its sale and is currently on the board of trustees of Health Alliance Plan in Detroit, Michigan. He is a member of the American Economic Association; AcademyHealth; the American Public Health Association; and the National Association for Business Economics, where he serves as chairman of the Health Economics Roundtable.
Mr. Hughes-Cromwick has a BS in mathematics and philosophy from the University of Notre Dame and an MA in applied economics from Clark University, where he completed all nondissertation requirements toward a PhD. His areas of expertise include health economics, health policy analysis and forecasting, and health sector economic indicators.