Shannon Wu, PhD is the Senior Associate Director of Payment Policy at the American Hospital Association (AHA). In this role, Dr. Wu is responsible for advancing financing issues for hospital inpatient payment and rural hospitals and manages AHA’s work with the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. Previously, Dr. Wu worked at Cornerstone Research, where she served as an Associate working on a wide range of economic analyses for healthcare litigation matters, including hospital mergers, provider reimbursements, and pharmaceutical product liability. She has also worked in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Wu received her Ph.D. in health services research and policy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and her B.A. from Princeton University.