April 13, 2022

Peter Reinecke

Peter Reinecke serves as senior advisor to the Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation. During his more than 20 years in senior staff positions in Congress, Reinecke played a key role in enactment of numerous pieces of health and aging legislation, including Medicare coverage of osteoporosis screening, expanded funding for osteoporosis and related research, Medicare, and long-term care reforms. He also helped lead the successful coalition strategy that doubled medical research funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) over 5 years. Reinecke served many years as chief of staff, legislative director, and senior counsel to Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) as well as professional staff to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee and as research director for the Subcommittee on Health and Long-Term Care of the House Select Committee on Aging. He was a member of the White House Health Care Reform Task Force, worked for the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences and served as a visiting lecturer in health policy at Duke University.