Brian Blase was a Senior Research Fellow focusing on health care policy with the Spending and Budget Initiative at the Mercatus Center. Previously, Brian was with the Senate Republican Policy Committee where he served as a health care policy analyst, and before that worked as senior professional staffer for the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Brian received his Ph.D. from GMU in 2013 in economics, with his dissertation on Medicaid.
Blase left the Mercatus Center in January of 2017 to serve as a Special Assistant to the President at the National Economic Council. He is president of Blase Policy Strategies.