Tammy Frisby is a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution. She also teaches in the Stanford University political science department and in the university's public policy program. She studies both national and state politics. She is currently writing a book about the politics of health care reform. She arrived at Stanford in the autumn of 2006 as a postdoctoral fellow at the Bill Lane Center for the American West. From September 2007 to August 2009, she was Executive Director of the Bill Lane Center. Frisby earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University's Department of Government.