Purva Rawal, PhD, is a Principal at CapView where she works with health systems, life sciences companies, think tanks, and healthcare coalitions, with particular expertise in payment and delivery reform, and health system sustainability and transformation issues. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Georgetown University, where she teaches undergraduate classes including “Politics of Health Care”. Dr. Rawal has also recently completed a book examining the veracity of beliefs and claims about health reform, The Affordable Care Act: Explaining the Facts, due to be published in January 2016. She also serves on The Board of Trustees for the Woodley House, a mental health housing and support agency.
From 2005-2010 Dr. Rawal served as staff in the U.S. Senate where she worked on the Senate Budget Committee as a key advisor to Chairman Conrad (D-ND) during the drafting and passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Prior to that, she was the health advisor to Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT). After leaving Capitol Hill, Purva was a Director in the Health Insurance and Reform Practice at Avalere Health. She began her health policy career as a Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Fellow at the National Academy of Sciences/Institute of Medicine, and began on Capitol Hill as a Congressional Fellow for the Society for Research on Child Development and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr. Rawal received her BA and PhD from Northwestern University.
- Rawal, P. (Jan. 2016). The Affordable Care Act: Examining the Facts (Contemporary Debates). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, LLC.
- DuGoff, E., Bishop, S., and Rawal, P. (Aug. 14, 2014). Hospital Readmission Reduction Program Reignites Debate Over Risk Adjusting Quality Measures. Health Affairs Blog.
- Kendall, David and Rawal, Purva, Make Telehealth and Easy Way for Patients to Get Care, Third Way, February 3, 2016.
- White Paper: Proactively Identifying the High Cost Population, Health Care Transformation Task Force, July 2015. (Supported writing, though not primary author).
- NACDS 2015 Regional Chain Conference Presentation, “National Association of Chain Drug Stores: Quality-based payment models”
- Panelist, McDermott+ Consulting Diagnostics Forum, Alternative Payment Models and Implications for Diagnostics
- Speaker, Coalition to Transform Advanced Care Annual Conference, November 18, 2014