Rebecca Gerr

About Rebecca

(Master in Public Policy, Master of Business Administration, Class of 2019)
Rebecca is a second-year student in the joint Master in Public Policy and Master of Business Administration program with interests in health policy and the intersection of business and government. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (Go Quakers!), Rebecca spent the last six years working in healthcare consulting on a variety of hospital strategy and finance projects in all corners of the United States. In addition to her life as a student at Georgetown, Rebecca is the mom of an active one-year-old, a leader in two Washington, D.C. religious nonprofits, and an aspiring baker.

Rebecca’s Project

Rebecca is launching a community-based health program to support adolescents transitioning into adulthood to make well-informed healthcare decisions – from choosing health insurance, to managing chronic conditions, to understanding their bills.

Rebecca’s Advisor

Judy Feder

Judy Feder is a professor of public policy and, from 1999 to 2008, served as dean of what is now the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. A nationally-recognized leader in health policy, Judy has made her mark on the nation’s health insurance system, through both scholarship and public service. A widely published scholar, Judy’s health policy research began at the Brookings Institution, continued at the Urban Institute, and, since 1984, flourished at Georgetown University. In the late 1980s, Judy moved from policy research to policy leadership, actively promoting effective health reform as staff director of the congressional Pepper Commission (chaired by Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV) in 1989-90; principal deputy assistant secretary for planning and evaluation at the Department of Health and Human Services in former President Bill Clinton’s first term; a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress (2008-2011) and, today, as an Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute.