Dr. Mark McClellan is the Robert J. Margolis Professor of Business, Medicine, and Health Policy, and director of the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University with offices in both Durham, NC, and Washington, D.C. The center, which was established in January 2016, aims to leverage research, evaluation, implementation, and education against public-private partnerships in order to develop and apply policy solutions that improve healthcare at every level, from the hyper-local to the global.
With a distinguished record in both public service and academic research, Mark is a physician-economist who focuses on quality and value in health care including payment reform, real-world evidence and more effective drug and device innovation. Before coming to Duke, he served as a senior fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution, where he was director of the Health Care Innovation and Value Initiatives and led the Richard Merkin Initiative on Payment Reform and Clinical Leadership. He is former administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, where he developed and implemented major reforms in health policy.
Mark, whose Irish ancestors immigrated to the U.S. in the early days of the union and too many generations ago to count, is immensely proud of his lineage, last year connecting with his roots on a family trip to Ireland over St. Patrick’s Day. He and his wife Corinna reside in Durham and Washington, D.C.