Christopher J. Murray, Director of Economic & Policy Analysis
Christopher J. Murray is the Director of Economic & Policy Analysis for The Academy of Senior
Health Sciences, Inc. His responsibilities include performing research and analysis on long-term issues and representing the Academy on various committees and before legislators and state agencies. Chris also participates in the development of the Academy's policy goals and political strategies. When he is not crunching numbers or reviewing draft rules or legislation, Chris maintains the Academy's membership database.
Chris has more than eleven years of experience in economic and policy analysis. His extensive background in economic reasoning and expertise in budget analysis has made him a valuable asset to decision makers in both the business and public policy arena. Prior to working at the Academy, Chris was employed by the Ohio Legislative Service Commission (LSC) as an Economist. He became intimate with the political process and provided legislators with key information to make informed health policy decisions, including issues related to Medicaid and Medicare. Before working at LSC, Chris was a researcher at The Ohio State University where he led a research project on non-market valuation from the nascent stages of project design to the publication of final reports and peer reviewed articles. While working at Ohio State, Chris also gained valuable experience in business policy as a researcher for The Battelle Memorial Institute. At Battelle, Chris worked with innovative thinkers on business policy and sustainability issues. Chris participated in a major project on sustainable practices in the cement industry and the non-market valuation of ocean preservations.
Chris graduated from The Ohio State University with a M.S. in Environmental Economics and from Wittenberg University with B.A. in Biology and Economics. He is a member of Academy Health and a registered lobbyist.
Chris is the proud father of three girls and spends most of his time doting on them. He enjoys teaching evening Economics classes at Capital University, playing basketball, and following local sport teams.