Arnav Shah

Research Associate, Policy and Research, The Commonwealth Fund

Arnav Shah is the research associate for the Commonwealth Fund’s research and policy department under Eric Schneider, M.D.  In this role, he provides support to a department charged with adding value to the Fund’s work in all of its core areas, working with staff to develop the research design of grant proposals and future publications, as well as reviewing those proposals or publications.  Arnav graduated from the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy with a Master’s in Public Policy.  Prior to graduate school, Arnav was a research assistant in the Health Policy Center of the Urban Institute, supporting projects on Medicaid, Medicare, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), provider payment reform, health information technology, access to care, and quality improvement.  From 2011 to 2012, he was a health policy intern for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, where he researched and wrote on the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP.  During graduate school, he worked for the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation and the University of Michigan’s Center for Value-Based Insurance Design.   A native of New York City, Mr. Shah obtained his B.A. in political science at George Washington University.

“Working with the V-BID Center allowed me to continue to engage with timely health policy issues while in graduate school.  Writing issue briefs and participating in the annual summit were the most valuable parts of my time with the V-BID Center – I’ve continued to write about health policy issues for the Center for Healthcare Research as well as the Commonwealth Fund.”