Specialist in Health Services
Domestic Social Policy Division
Congressional Research Service
101 Independence Avenue, SE, Stop 7440
Washington, DC 20540
Elayne J. Heisler, PhD, is a specialist in health services at the Congressional Research Service (CRS), Domestic Social Policy Division. She provides research and analysis to Congress on a wide range of issues, including the health care workforce, rural health, emergency care, the federal health centers program, demographics, and the Indian Health Service. Prior to joining CRS in 2009, she was a senior analyst in health care at the U.S. Government Accountability Office, where she conducted research on physician specialty choice and Indian tribe members’ participation in Medicare and Medicaid. She has also managed research grants and inter-agency projects on population, aging, and other topics at the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging. She holds a PhD degree in sociology from Duke University and a bachelor’s degree in human development with a concentration in gerontology from Cornell University.
[Updated November 6, 2015]