Dr. Lanhee J. Chen currently serves as the David and Diane Steffy Fellow in American Public Policy Studies at the Hoover Institution, as well as an affiliated faculty member of the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) in the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. He provides analysis and commentary on a wide range of topics, from tax and healthcare policy in the United States to national security issues, such as US-China relations.
In addition to his academic work, Dr. Chen has held a variety of high-level political positions, including as a top aide to Mitt Romney, senior adviser to Marco Rubio, and a senior adviser to the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC). From 2014 to 2018, he served as a presidentially appointed and Senate-confirmed member of the Social Security Advisory Board. Dr. Chen also served in the George W. Bush administration as a senior official at the US Department of Health and Human Services. Selected in 2015 as one of the POLITICO 50, a list of the “thinkers, doers, and visionaries transforming American politics,” he has frequently been recognized as a leader in his field. His writings have been featured in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.