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Leigh Purvis

AARP's Public Policy Research
Health Services Research Director
Leigh Purvis is the Director of Health Services Research in AARP’s Public Policy Institute. She leads a team of policy analysts and researchers who work on health care issues that are relevant to the 50-plus population. In addition, Ms. Purvis heads the institute’s work on prescription drug and mental health issues. Her primary areas of expertise are prescription drug pricing, biologic drugs, and prescription drug coverage under Medicare. She is a coauthor of the Public Policy Institute’s annual Rx Price Watch reports, which track price trends for prescription drugs widely used by older Americans.

Ms. Purvis joined AARP in 2005 as a senior policy research analyst. Before her tenure at AARP, she worked for the American Psychological Association. Ms. Purvis is a recognized expert on prescription drug issues and frequently speaks with the press.

She has a master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in health administration and policy from George Mason University and a bachelor of science in psychology from the University of Mary Washington. Ms. Purvis also holds a certificate in gerontology from the University of Washington.

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