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Peter V. Lee, JD

National Advisory Board Member
Peter V. Lee

Peter V. Lee is currently a Senior Scholar with Stanford University’s Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC) working both with Stanford and other CERC-affiliated academic and health care organizations across the nation distill and disseminate innovations that lower the cost of clinically excellent care. His focus is on translating research findings by CERC and other sources into public and private sector actions that improve the value of health care in the United States.

Peter is the immediate past and founding Executive Director of Covered California, where he oversaw all aspects of the largest state-run individual marketplace in the nation from its inception in 2011 to 2022. Before joining the Covered California, Peter served in the Obama Administration at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, where he helped establish the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) and was the Director of Delivery System Reform for the Office of Health Reform for the Health and Human Services agency, where he coordinated delivery reform efforts for Secretary Sebelius including preparing of the National Quality Strategy.

Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Peter led the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH), served as the Executive Director of the Center for Health Care Rights, a consumer advocacy organization based in Los Angeles where he established the Health Rights Hotline, and was the Director of Programs for the National AIDS Network.

Peter received his law degree from the University of Southern California and his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley.