Anya Rader Wallack

Associate Director
Professor of the Practice of Health Services, Policy and Practice


Anya Rader Wallack is the Associate Director of the Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health and a Professor of the Practice in the Department of Health Services, Policy and Practice within Brown University’s School of Public Health. Before her time at Brown, she held a range of government positions. In Rhode Island, she was the Director of HealthSource RI, Rhode Island’s health insurance exchange, the state’s Medicaid Director, and the Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services. In Vermont, she was the Chair of Vermont’s Green Mountain Care Board, and a Special Assistant for Health Reform for two Governors. Outside of state government, Anya was the interim President of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute and a consultant specializing in state health policy. She brings to CESH an understanding of the needs and perspectives of end-users of evidence synthesis, particularly policy makers.