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Adaeze Enekwechi, Ph.D.


Dr. Adaeze Enekwechi is a Vice President for Policy, Strategy, and Analytics with McDermott+Consulting, an affiliate of McDermott, Will, & Emery, LLC. Adaeze has a deep understanding of federal health policies, including delivery system reform, Medicare payment models, and public health issues facing the country.

Most recently, Adaeze served as the Associate Director for Health Programs at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). As the federal government’s chief health care budget official, she provided budget, policy, management, and regulatory oversight for over $1 trillion in spending on a range of federal programs including Medicare, Medicaid, insurance marketplaces, the CMS Innovation Center, and for a number of agencies including CMS, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Adaeze was previously a Managing Consultant at the Lewin Group where she specialized in health policy evaluation, Medicare and Medicaid payment policies, and quality measurement. She also worked at the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, and the Congressional Budget Office.

Adaeze completed a BA at the University of Iowa, an MPP at the American University, and a PhD in Health Services and Policy from the University of Iowa. Her research area focused on the use of long-term care services among older adults. She completed postdoctoral training at the University of Chicago, School of Medicine.

Dr. Enekwechi is also a Research Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University.

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