Josh Rising

Josh Rising

  • Director
  • Medical Devices,
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts


Dr. Josh Rising directs Pew's medical device initiative, which seeks to facilitate innovation of certain new medical devices and to strengthen medical devices by improving the tracking of their safety once they are on the market.

Before joining Pew, Rising helped establish the Office of Policy in the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products.  He also served as health policy analyst for the Connecticut legislature, with a focus on issues of healthcare access, Medicaid policy, health IT and healthcare quality.  He also served as legislative affairs director for the American Medical Student Association (AMSA). 

He received his M.D. and his M.P.H. at Boston University, completed his pediatric residency at the University of California, San Francisco and trained for a year as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Yale University.  He has published in peer-reviewed literature on, among other topics, children with special health care needs and the expansion of a county-run health insurance program.

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