Brian Blase is the CEO of Blase Policy Strategies, a health care research and consulting firm. From 2017 until 2019, Dr. Blase served as a Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy at the White House’s National Economic Council. In this capacity, he coordinated the Trump Administration’s health policy agenda, leading the development of the administration’s policies to increase health care choice and competition. Dr. Blase has worked for key congressional committees in both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate as well conducting policy research for several think tanks. He often publishes research and commentaries, and is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and New York Post, among many other outlets. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University.