Emily R. Gee is the health economist of Health Policy at American Progress.

Prior to joining American Progress, she was at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where she worked on implementation of the Affordable Care Act since 2013. As an economist in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, she supported the department’s outreach to uninsured individuals and authored numerous analyses on health coverage and the insurance exchanges. Gee also served as an economist for the Council of Economic Advisers, tracking trends in health care coverage, access, and costs and reviewing regulation related to provider payments, prescription drugs, and private insurance.

Gee earned her doctorate in economics at Boston University, where she researched health insurance markets and taught health economics. She holds a bachelor’s degree in government from Harvard College.