Ceci Connolly

Ceci Connolly is the Managing Director of the Health Research Institute at PwC, a research organization dedicated to objective analysis on the issues, policies and trends important to health organizations and policymakers.

Ceci is a veteran journalist, author and commentator who spent 25 years in the news business, reporting on national politics, health care, Latin America and natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina. As the national health correspondent for the Washington Post, she chronicled enactment of the Affordable Care Act and was co-author of Landmark: The Inside Story of America's New Health Care Law and What It Means for Us All.

During her years in journalism, she reported on six U.S. presidential campaigns and was a major contributor to the book Deadlock: The Inside Story of America's Closest Election. She spent more than two years based in Mexico City, traveling extensively throughout Latin America. She produced a daily blog on Mexico's 2006 presidential race, as well as a multimedia project on HIV-AIDS along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Ceci is a board member for the non-profit Whitman Walker Health, and is the first non-physician to receive the Mayo Clinic's prestigious Plummer Society Award for promoting deeper understanding of science and medicine. She also serves on the National Advisory Board of the Center for Sustainable Health Spending and was the recipient of a fellowship at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

She has appeared on PBS' Washington Week, The Early Show on CBS, NPR's Diane Rehm Show and several news programs on MSNBC and the Fox News Channel. She has spoken at the prestigious National Press Club, the Chautauqua Institution, the Cleveland Clinic, numerous universities and health care conferences. Prior to joining PwC, Ceci was a senior adviser at the McKinsey Center for Health Reform.

In her role at the Health Research Institute, Ceci oversees a team of independent analysts and writers who track major developments across the health care spectrum.