State Opportunities to Address Prescription Drug Costs in Medicaid

This is the selected experts list for the May 11 briefing focused on State Opportunities to Address Prescription Drug Costs in Medicaid.


State Opportunities to Address Prescription Drug Costs in Medicaid
Friday, May 11, 2018


Shawn Bishop The Commonwealth Fund, Vice President, Controlling Health Care Costs and Advancing Medicare

(202) 292-6740

Terry Cothran


University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, Director, Pharmacy Management Consultants

(405) 271-8225

John Coster Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, Director, Division of Pharmacy

(410) 786-3000

Trish Riley National Academy for State Health Policy, Executive Director  


Cathy Traugott Colorado Medicaid, Pharmacy Section Manager, Department of Health Care Policy & Financing

(303) 866-6338


Experts and Analysts

Nicholas Bagley University of Michigan Law School, Professor of Law

(734) 615-7049

Alexander Dworkowitz Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, LLP, Associate

(212) 790-4605

Craig Garthwaite Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, Associate Professor of Strategy

(847) 491-2509    

Darius Lakdawalla


University of Southern California, Quintiles Professor of Pharmaceutical Development and Regulatory Innovation

(213) 821-7025

Tricia McGiness Center for Health Care Strategies, Senior Vice President

Rachel Sachs


Washington University in St. Louis, Associate Professor of Law

(314) 935-8557

Ameet Sarpatwari Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Assistant Director,  Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Program on Regulation, Therapeutics, and Law

(617) 278-0930


Gregory Allen New York State Department of Health, Director, Program Development and Management, Office of Health Insurance Programs

(518) 473-0919

Tom Betlach State of Arizona, Director, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System

(602) 417-4000

Nancy Nesser Oklahoma Health Care Authority, Pharmacy Director

(405) 522-7325


Other Experts

Bethany Holderread University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, Clinical Coordinator, Pharmacy Management Consultants

(405) 271-8220

Richard Cauchi


National Conference of State Legislatures, Program Director, Health Program

(303) 856-1367

Carly Putnam Oklahoma Policy Institute, Policy Director

(918) 794-3944

Matt Salo National Association of Medicaid Directors, Executive Director

(202) 403-8621