Bachelor, University Tennessee, 1978. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1983. Bachelor, Master of Arts in Politics, Philosophy & Economics, Balliol College, Oxford University, England, 1981.
Attorney Bass, Berry & Sims, Nashville, Covington & Burling. Commissioner human services State of Tennessee, 1987-1989. Associate director health & personnel Office Management & Budget, Executive Office of the President, Washington, 1993—1997.
Deputy administrator Health Care Financing Administration, United States Department Health & Human Service, 1997, administrator, 1997—2000. Senior advisory J.P. Morgan Partners, 2000—2006. Managing director healthcare CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC, New York City, 2006—2009.
Director Office Health Reform The White House, Washington, 2009—2011, deputy chief of staff for policy, since 2011. Adjunct professor health care systems The Wharton School, University Pennsylvania. Member Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), board directors Cerner Corporation, 2001—2009, Boston Scientific Corporation, 2006—2009, Noble Environmental Power, LLC, 2007—2009, Medco Health Solutions, Inc., 2008—2009.
Board trustees The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, since 2002.
Married Jason DeParle, March 22, 1997.