Dr. William A. Duncan serves as Senior Vice President of Capitol Hill Consulting Group, where he represents clients in the education, health care and biomedical research arenas. His clients benefit from his extensive background in the congressional appropriations process and health care regulation.
Prior to joining Capitol Hill Consulting Group, Dr. Duncan served Congressman Ernest Istook (R-OK) for ten years as his staff representative to the House Committee on Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Subcommittee. During his congressional service he also handled welfare, Veterans Affairs, Commerce Justice State appropriations, taxation, along with economic and budgetary issues. His key projects included the Child Internet Protection Act, the Balanced Budget Amendment, hyperbaric oxygen treatment expansion, a major new abstinence education program, National Labor Relations Board reforms and entitlement reform.
In the medical realm, Dr. Duncan supervised numerous legislative priorities including National Institutes of Health reforms for setting research priorities, expansion of biomedical research infrastructure, AHRQ and evidencebased medicine initiatives, NIH & CDC initiatives in environmental medicine, amputee services, and addressing chronic disease including diabetes and public health. He dealt with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services problems, including getting CMS to approve a new indication for hyperbaric oxygen to reduce amputations, reducing the regulatory burden on health care, prescription drug, and FDA issues.
Prior to joining Congressman Istook's staff, Dr. Duncan worked at the National Taxpayers Union Foundation, where he served as the Director of the Congressional budget tracking system. He also taught graduate and undergraduate courses in economics, political science and business management.
Before his service in Washington, Dr. Duncan received his Doctorate in Political Science, Economics and Public Law from Idaho State University and his Masters in Business Administration from Boston University. He also majored in Economic Development and worked in his local community on several development initiatives before leaving for Washington, D.C.
Dr. Duncan also served in the United States Army for six years, and was a licensed insurance agent in the State of California.more » « less