Josh Rising

Josh Rising

  • Director
  • Health Care Programs,
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts


Dr. Josh Rising is Pew’s director of health care programs, overseeing the health information technology project, the substance use prevention and treatment initiative, and the improving end-of-life care project.

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, focusing on issues of health care access, Medicaid policy, health information technology, and health care quality. He also was legislative affairs director for the American Medical Student Association. 

Rising received his medical degree and his master’s degree in public health from 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.

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