Jessica Lind Mantel joins the Health Law & Policy Institute as co-director after eight years of service with two government agencies in Washington, D.C. She worked most recently as a senior attorney in the Office of the General Counsel for the Department of Health and Human Services. In that position she advised Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on legal issues dealing with Medicare matters, including implementation of the prescription drug benefit, hospital payments, incentive payments for the adoption of electronic health records, and health care reform. She previously worked as a health policy analyst in the Government Accountability Office evaluating Medicare payment issues. Prior to her service with government agencies, she practiced as an associate in the Health Care Department of the firm of Ropes & Gray in Boston and clerked for the Honorable Karen Nelson Moore of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cleveland. Her research interests include the impact of various legislative and regulatory schemes on emerging trends in the health care delivery system and the allocation of limited health care resources. In 1997, Mantel received both her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and an M.P.P. from the University of Michigan School of Public Policy. She also holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.