Tim McDonald


Tim McDonald is a senior fellow at the Center for Policy Design where he directs its Healthcare Intelligence Project, an applied-research initiative to advance consumer-driven policy strategy for America’s ongoing health system reform.

He has a research association at Harvard University, where he studied under American health economist Joe Newhouse and graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School in 2014. He has been awarded a Global Education Policy Fellowship from the Institute for Educational Leadership, and a Dukakis Fellowship from the Harvard Kennedy School.

His research focuses on theory and methods of policy design for large systems, with particular application to health and education systems; as well as research in health systems and health services.

His publications include UNSUSTAINABLE: A Strategy for Making Public Schooling More Productive, Effective, and Affordable (Rowman & Littlefield, Maryland, 2011).

About Education Evolving

Education Evolving is a Minnesota-based nonprofit organization working to improve public education.

Our mission is to advance student-centered learning for all students, by supporting teachers designing and leading schools, and by advocating for policy that catalyzes community-led innovation.

Our founders and leaders have been instrumental in innovations such as open enrollment and public school choice, the nation's first charter school law, and schools designed and run by teachers.

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