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federal agency administrator , think-tank executive

Mark Barr McClellan, American think-tank executive, former federal agency administrator. Member of Institute Medicine.


McClellan, Mark Barr was born on June 26, 1963 in Austin, Texas, United States.


Bachelor in English & Biology, University Texas, Austin, 1985. Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration in Regulatory Policy, Harvard University, 1991. Doctor of Medicine, Harvard University, 1992.

Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993.


Resident in internal medicine Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston. Consultant The Rand Corporation, Santa Monica, California, 1989—1991. Research associate Harvard Medical School Department of Health Care Policy, Boston, 1991—1995.

Attending physician Stanford University Health Services. Associate professor economics Stanford University, 1995—1999. Associate professor medicine Stanford Medical School, director program on health outcomes research.

Deputy assistant secretary for economic policy United States Department Treasury, Washington, 1998—1999. Member Council Economic Advisors Executive Office of the President, 2001—2002. Commissioner Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, Maryland, 2002—2004.

Administrator Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services United States Department Health & Human Services (Department of Health and Human Services), Washington, 2004—2006. Senior research fellow American Enterprise Institute-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies, 2006—2007. Director, Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy Studies, senior fellow economic studies Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, The Brookings Institute, since 2007.


  • Other Work

    • Co-editor (with Daniel P. Kessler): A Global Analysis of Technological Change in Health Care: Heart Attacks, 2002. Co-editor: (with Joshua S. Benner) Implementing Comparative Effectiveness Research: Priorities, Methods, and Impact, 2009.


Member of Institute Medicine.


Married Stephanie McClellan. 2 children.

Stephanie McClellan