Lanhee J. Chen, Ph.D. is the David and Diane Steffy Fellow in American Public Policy Studies at the Hoover Institution and Director of Domestic Policy Studies and Lecturer in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University. He is also a Senior Counselor at the Brunswick Group, an international business advisory firm, an Operating Partner of New Road Capital Partners, a private equity fund, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of El Camino Health in California.

Chen’s career has included work in American politics, the U.S. government, academia, and business.  He is a veteran of several high-profile U.S. political campaigns.  In 2012, he served as policy director and chief policy adviser for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign; was a senior adviser to Marco Rubio’s 2016 presidential bid; and was a health policy adviser to Bush-Cheney 2004.  Chen previously served as a presidentially-appointed member of the Social Security Advisory Board and a senior appointee at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the George W. Bush Administration.

His writings have been published in major news outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The New York Times, and he appears often on national television news programs to provide insight and analysis on American politics and public policy. He earned his Ph.D. and A.M. in political science from Harvard University, his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, and his A.B. magna cum laude in government from Harvard College.