Tanner Aliff is the Policy Director for the Center on Health and Families at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. The bulk of his research efforts are spent on developing reforms addressing price transparency, restructuring incentives for hospital community benefits, provider network contracting, expanding telehealth access, care delivery models, and improving the utility of electronic health records. Before joining TPPF, he worked as the Cicero Institute’s Healthcare Policy Manager, Research Fellow for the Office of Congressman Mark Green, and a Constant Observer at Providence Health. Tanner has also assisted in the research endeavors of both the Heritage Foundation’s Domestic Policy Studies and the Charles Koch Institute.

Before starting a career in healthcare policy, he presented research on incongruent stimuli at the Western Psychology Association Spring (WPA) Summit and received the WPA International Undergrad Studies Award for his research on cognitive interference with Nepali nationals. Tanner’s psychological research on cognitive interference, incongruent stimuli, attention, daydreaming, and memory has been featured by the Western Psychology Association and Psychonomic Society. Tanner was accepted into the prestigious John Jay Institute where he received a robust education in classical liberalism and political theory and became a member of the American Enterprise Institute’s Leadership Network (inaugural Millennial Cohort). Tanner has testified before the Arizona House Health and Human Services Committee and the Texas House Health Care Reform Select Committee. His commentary on healthcare and popular culture has been featured in Forbes, City Journal, National Review, Washington Times, Washington Examiner, Carolina Journal, and other outlets.

Tanner has also been quoted in Fox News and Bloomberg.

Tanner received a BS in cognitive neuroscience and a BA in political science from George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon.