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Brian Blase

Brian Blase, PhD, is an economist and President of Paragon Health Institute, a new health policy research center. Dr. Blase was a key architect of President Donald Trump’s health policy agenda, serving as the special assistant to the president at the White House’s National Economic Council (NEC) from January 2017 through June 2019. In that capacity, Dr. Blase coordinated the Trump administration’s health policy agenda, developed legislative and regulatory strategies, and advised the president, the director of the NEC, and other senior government officials. Dr. Blase has had pieces published in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Forbes, among numerous outlets.