John Shepard advises public and private equity market clients on the impact of federal and state legislative, regulatory, and political developments and processes on the healthcare industry.

His analysis and insight supports clients’ current and future investments across various healthcare sectors. He applies his background in policy development and research to explain complex healthcare payment, coverage, and policy issues.

Prior to joining Avalere, John was health policy manager at Applied Policy, providing tailored Medicare policy analysis and guidance to primarily healthcare services companies. Prior to that, as a healthcare policy analyst for the Washington Research Group for nearly a decade, he informed institutional investors from the nation's largest mutual, hedge, and retirement funds about how Washington legislation and regulations would impact publicly traded healthcare companies. Before joining the Charles Schwab Washington Research Group, he spent four years as a healthcare policy aide to former Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont).

John has a BA from Macalester College.