Peter Kemper, PhD

Deputy Assistant Secretary
Office of Disability, Aging, and Long-Term Care Policy
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)
200 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 424E.2
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: 202/690-6443

Peter Kemper, PhD, is deputy assistant secretary for Disability, Aging, and Long Term Care Policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

An expert on long-term care services and supports, Dr. Kemper has led a number of studies on the cost of care for the elderly as well as on the lifetime risk of needing long-term care services and supports. His research on home care includes an evaluation of the channeling demonstration, a large, randomized experiment that tested the effects of public financing of home care for the elderly. He also analyzed state options for the design of home care programs, case management in home care, and the effects of state Medicaid home care spending on the unmet need for personal care. Most recently, his research has investigated options for improving the jobs of direct care workers and reducing turnover in these jobs.

Dr. Kemper previously served as a commissioner on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) and as the workgroup leader on the Clinton health reform effort. Before joining HHS, he was a professor at Penn State University, the vice president of the Center for Studying Health System Change, director of the Division of Long-Term Care Studies at the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, and director of the Madison Office of Mathematica Policy Research.

Dr. Kemper earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics at Oberlin College and a doctorate in economics at Yale University.

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