Assistant Vice President and Director
International Program in Health Policy
The Commonwealth Fund, New York
One East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021
Assistant vice president and director of The Commonwealth Fund's International Program in Health Policy and Practice, has responsibility for the Fund's annual international symposium, annual
international health policy surveys and comparisons of health systems data, the U.S.-U.K. conferences on quality (Pennyhill Park/Ditchley), the Fund's International Working Group on Quality
Indicators, the Harkness Fellowships in Health Policy, and the Australian-American Health Policy Fellowships.
Prior to joining the Fund, Robin Osborn was director of fellowship programs and membership at the Association for Health Services Research, where she directed the Picker/Commonwealth Scholars Program and served as deputy director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research Program. While living in the United Kingdom from 1986-92, she held management positions at BUPA, the largest private health insurer in the U.K., with responsibility for developing managed care programs.
Her previous positions include managing director of the Miller Institute for Performing Artists at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center; executive director of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Greater New York's corporate foundation, The Health Services Improvement Fund; special assistant to the vice president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield for the division charged with cost containment, quality, pilot benefits, and health services research; and assistant director of Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, a 1,400 bed public safety net hospital. She graduated with honors from Tufts University and earned a masters of business administration degree from Columbia University.