Marilyn Moon, Ph.D. is an Institute Fellow and director of the Aging Program at the American Institutes for Research. Her current work focuses on the role of informing consumers, providers and policy makers about health care issues, issues in delivery system innovations, and approaches to Medicare and overall healthcare reform. She is currently the project director for the Community Forum, an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality funded project on promoting stakeholder participation in evidence-based research. A nationally-known economist and expert on Medicare, aging, consumer health issues, and health care financing, Dr. Moon has testified on Capitol Hill and appeared on radio programs such as the Diane Rehm show and NPR, and on network television news. She also served as a senior fellow at the Urban Institute and as a public trustee for the Social Security and Medicare trust funds.
Dr. Moon earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
She has written extensively on health policy, reform issues in Medicare health financing, and other social insurance issues and published Medicare: A policy primer in 2006. She has served on a number of boards for non-profit organizations, including the Medicare Rights Center and the National Academy of Social Insurance. From 2008 through 2012, she chaired the Maryland Health Care Commission. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine.
Towards a Rational Value-Based Drug Benefit for Medicare (with Lopert, R.)
Health Affairs, Vol. 26, pp. 1666-1673. [November/December 2007]
Medicare: A Policy Primer
Urban Institute Press 
Medicare Extra (with Davis, K., Cooper B., and Schoen, C.)
Health Affairs Web Exclusive [November 2005]
Means Testing Medicare: A Skeptical View
Health Affairs Web Exclusive 
Comparing Medicare and Private Insurers: Growth Rates in Spending over Three Decades (with Broccuti, C.)
Health Affairs Vol. 22, pp. 230–237.