Senior Program Officer
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
John (“Jack”) Langenbrunner is a Senior Program Officer with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation since September 2015.
Jack is a Health Economist with both research and operations experience. He was most recently an Advisor for Social Health Insurance in Indonesia from 2013 until mid-2015. Previous to that, he was a Lead Health Economist for the World Bank for 16 years where he coordinated a Health Financing and Health Insurance Thematic Group within the Bank, and led the Bank’s Global Expert Team for Health Financing and Health Systems in 2011-2013.
Jack’s most recent books are “Health Financing and Universal Health Coverage in Indonesia: Policy Notes” (2015) and “Financing Health Care in East Asia and the Pacific: Best Practices and Remaining Challenges,” (2012) co-authored with Aparnaa Somanathan. He also has co-authored 2 books on Resource Allocation and Strategic Purchasing, and has authored or co-authored a number of papers related to this initiative. He is co-author of a new book on hospital payment models in Asia launched in December 2015.
Previous to his work at the Bank, Jack was with the US Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a public health insurance program for over 80 million Americans, and with the US Office of Management and Budget. In the mid-1990s, he served on the Clinton Health Care Reform Task Force for the US White House.