David I. Auerbach
David Auerbach is a policy researcher at the RAND Corporation currently engaged in a number of projects in primary care, supply of health care providers (particularly nurse practitioners), delivery system reform and health care costs, and coverage effects of health reform. He is also on the faculty of the Pardee RAND Graduate School.
Before coming to RAND, Auerbach was a principal analyst with the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) in the Health and Human Resources Division. He was a lead developer of the CBO's health insurance coverage microsimulation model and was a key member of the team analyzing health reform, which used the model as the foundation for estimates. While at the CBO, Auerbach co-authored papers on geographic variation in health care spending and the price elasticity of demand for non-group health insurance, the latter of which was later published in the journal Inquiry (2006).
Auerbach is also an external adjunct faculty member of the Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies at Vanderbilt University and has co-written numerous journal articles and a book on the health workforce over the last decade entitled The Future of the Nursing Workforce in the United States.
Auerbach received his Ph.D. in health policy (economics concentration) from Harvard University in 2002 and has undergraduate and master's degrees from MIT (chemistry, technology and policy) and a master's degree from the University of California at Berkeley (chemistry).
Recent Media Appearances
Interviews: American Medical News; Atlanta Journal Constitution; California Healthline; CNN; KXJZ Sacramento-Capital Public Radio; Marketplace Radio; National Journal; NurseZone.com; Politico; Sacramento Bee
Commentary: Health Affairs Blog