Tanner Aliff is the Policy Director for the Right on Healthcare at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, and happily serves as a member on the Board of Directors for CoastBusters, a nonprofit dedicated to assisting women to finically overcome their fight with breast cancer.
Before joining TPPF he worked as a Founding Policy Program Manager for the Healthcare Department at the Cicero Institute. He toiled in Washington DC as a Research Fellow for the Office of Congressman Mark Green, and as an Emergency Room Constant Observer at Providence Health. Tanner has also assisted in the research endeavors of the Heritage Foundation’s Domestic Policy Studies, Charles Koch Institute, and American Enterprise Institute.
Outside of health policy, Tanner's research on Stroop Task cognitive interference with Nepali nationals earned him the Western Psychology Association's International Studies Award of 2017. Tanner's psychological research on cognitive interference, incongruent stimuli, attention, daydreaming, and memory has been featured by the Western Psychology Association and Psychonomic Society periodicals. Tanner has testified before several state Health and Human Service Committees and advises members of Congress. His commentary on healthcare and popular culture has been featured in Forbes, City Journal, National Review, Washington Times, Washington Examiner, and many other outlets.
Tanner received a BS in cognitive neuroscience and a BA in political science from George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon.