Emily R. Gee is the senior vice president for Inclusive Growth at American Progress. In her role, she oversees economic policy, health policy, and the Women’s Initiative. She guides the department’s research, policy development, and advocacy to support equitable economic growth and improve health and well-being. Previously, she was vice president for Health Policy at American Progress, leading the organization’s efforts across health care and public health.
Prior to joining American Progress, Gee was an economist in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where she worked on implementation of the Affordable Care Act. She also served as an economist on the staff of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Obama White House.
She has been quoted and her work has been cited in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Politico, Forbes, Vox, and other publications. She has extensive expertise in health care coverage, affordability, and financing, and she is a member of the Health Care Services board of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine.
Gee holds a Ph.D. in economics from Boston University and an A.B. in government from Harvard College. She is originally from Washington state.