Caroline Pearson

​Caroline Pearson is a senior vice president at NORC at the University of Chicago. In this role, she generates insights for a diverse set of stakeholders by applying NORC’s rigorous analytics and research capabilities, innovative solutions, and deep subject-matter expertise to critical topics in health care.

Before joining NORC, Pearson spent 14 years at Avalere Health, where she worked with Fortune 500 health care companies, associations, investors, and patient groups to solve complex business and policy problems. In her role as the Senior Vice President of Policy and Strategy, Pearson oversaw consulting services and syndicated products. She also led the strategic communications team, including media relations, published research, and content marketing.

Pearson, a nationally-recognized expert on public and private health insurance coverage, is regularly quoted in national and trade press and is a frequent keynote speaker for audiences seeking to understand the health policy landscape. In 2017, Pearson presented at a governors-only session for the National Governors Association on the impact of proposed federal Medicaid reforms. Her other areas of subject matter expertise include Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, prescription drugs, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and health disparities.

She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University with a B.A. in Government.