The Access Project
Mark serves as director of The Access Project, a national research and advocacy organization. He is responsible for overall management and coordination of the group’s efforts to provide local initiatives with research and policy assistance. This assistance is designed to enhance local groups’ policy advocacy campaigns to expand or improve access to health care for uninsured and other vulnerable populations.
Mark was responsible for designing the group’s initial research on medical debt, helping to expose a problem that had been largely invisible due to a lack of data. He also worked closely with several national foundations and federal agencies encouraging them to initiate research into the medical debt issue. Mark is a nationally recognized expert on issues related to health access and medical debt, especially as they pertain to low and moderate income Americans.