Senior Health Policy Analyst, Consumers Union

Steven Findlay, MPH, is a Senior Health Policy Analyst at Consumers Union, the non-profit publisher of Consumer Reports magazine. He tracks and develops policy on a range of health care issues, with special focus on: health insurance, provider accountability, clinical care quality improvement, comparative effectiveness research, health information technology, FDA, and prescription drug issues.

Findlay also works with CU’s newly launched Health Ratings Center, the division of CU and Consumer Reports responsible for rating medical products and health care services. He joined Consumers Union in August 2004 as the Managing Editor of Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs, a unique experiment in presenting consumers with information that compares drug treatment for over 20 medical conditions. Prior to joining CU, from 2000 to 2004, he was Director of Research and Policy at the National Institute for Health Care Management in Washington D.C. In 1998-99, he was Senior Policy Analyst at the National Coalition on Health Care, also in Washington. His work in both those positions focused on health reform, health insurance coverage, health care cost issues, Medicare, quality of care, and health information technology. Prior to 1998, Findlay had a 20-year career as medical and health care journalist and editor. He worked at both trade and mass media publications, including USA TODAY, US News & World Report and Business & Health magazine.

Findlay did his undergraduate work at the University of Colorado and has a Masters Degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.

Findlay contributed to the Markle Common Framework for Networked Personal Health Information.


Markle Affiliations

  • Work Group on Consumer Access Policies
  • Work Group on Consumer Engagement
  • Health Collaborator
  • Markle Connecting for Health Steering Group