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Board of Directors

Our 2018 AcademyHealth Board of Directors.

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Board Member

Sharon Attipoe-Dorcoo, M.P.H., M.S.

Doctoral Candidate - University of Texas School of Public Health; AcademyHealth Board Student Member

Sharon Attipoe-Dorcoo is a doctoral candidate in the department of Management, Policy and Community Health at ... Read Bio

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John Z. Ayanian, M.D., M.P.P.

Director - University of Michigan, Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation

John Z. Ayanian, MD, MPP is the inaugural Director of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation at th... Read Bio

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Laurence Baker, Ph.D.

Professor of Health Research and Policy, Chief of Health Services Research - Stanford University School of Medicine

Dr. Baker is Professor of Health Research and Policy and Chief of Health Services Research at the Stanford Uni... Read Bio

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Anne Beal, M.D., M.P.H.

Chief Patient Officer - Sanofi; AcademyHealth Board Vice Chair

Dr. Beal is dedicated to improving health care in the US, particularly for vulnerable patient groups. Her care... Read Bio

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Claire D. Brindis, Dr.P.H.

Chair in Health Policy and Director of the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies - University of California, San Francisco; AcademyHealth Board Secretary

Dr. Brindis holds the Caldwell B. Esselstyn Chair in Health Policy and is Director of the Philip R. Lee Instit... Read Bio

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Peter I. Buerhaus, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.

Nurse and Healthcare Economist - College of Nursing, Montana State University

Dr. Peter Buerhaus is a nurse and a healthcare economist and is well known for his studies and publications fo... Read Bio

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Helen Burstin, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P.

Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer - Council of Medical Specialty Societies

Dr. Burstin is the former Chief Scientific Officer of The National Quality Forum, a not-for-profit membership ... Read Bio

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Board Member

Darrell J. Gaskin, Ph.D.

Professor, Health Policy and Management - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; AcademyHealth Past Board Chair

Dr. Gaskin is professor of health economics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Depa... Read Bio

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Board Member

Don Goldmann, M.D.

Chief Medical and Scientific Officer - Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Dr. Goldmann is Chief Medical and Scientific Officer at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and Cli... Read Bio

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Bruce Landon, MD, MBA, MSC

Professor - Harvard Medical School

Bruce E. Landon, MD, MBA, MSc, is a professor of health care policy at Harvard Medical School and a professor ... Read Bio

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Victor Montori, M.D., M.Sc.

Professor of Medicine Knowledge and Evaluation Research Unit - Mayo Clinic

Victor M. Montori, M.D., is a Professor of Medicine and Health Services Research at the Mayo Clinic in Rochest... Read Bio

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Robin Newhouse, Ph.D., R.N., NEA-BC, FAAN

Dean and Distinguished Professor - Indiana University School of Nursing; AcademyHealth Board Chair

Robin Newhouse, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN is dean and distinguished professor of the Indiana University School of ... Read Bio

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Michael J. O’Grady, Ph.D.

Principal - O’Grady Health Policy LLC

Dr. O’Grady is a Principal at O’Grady Health Policy LLC, a private health consulting firm and a Senior Fellow ... Read Bio

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Board Member

Lucy A. Savitz, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Director, Center for Health Research, Northwest & Hawaii, Vice President for Research - Kaiser Permanente; AcademyHealth CAPP Chair

Lucy Savitz, PhD, MBA is a health services researcher with extensive experience translating scientific finding... Read Bio

Fadia Shaya
Board Member

Fadia Tohme Shaya, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Professor of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research and Vice-Chair for Academic Affairs, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Fadia Shaya is Professor of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, Vice-Chair for Academic Affairs at the Un... Read Bio

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Board Member, Committee Member, Staff

Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, M.P.H., FAAP

President and CEO - AcademyHealth

Dr. Simpson has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of AcademyHealth since 2011. A nationally recog... Read Bio

Shoshanna Faer
Board Member

Shoshanna Sofaer, Dr.P.H.

Managing Researcher, American Institutes for Research (AIR)

Shoshanna Sofaer is a Managing Researcher at the American Institutes for Research (AIR), a non-profit research... Read Bio

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Paul C. Tang, M.D., M.S.

Vice President and Chief Health Transformation Officer - IBM Watson Health

Dr. Tang, formerly chief technology and innovation officer at Medical Foundation/Stutter Health in Palo Alto, ... Read Bio

Craig Thornton
Board Member

Craig V. Thornton, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President - Mathematica; AcademyHealth Board Treasurer

Craig Thornton directs Mathematica's Health Services Research Division. During his more than 30 years at Mathe... Read Bio

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Board Member, Committee Member

Elizabeth M. Yano, Ph.D., M.S.P.H.

Adjunct Professor - UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Department of Health Policy and Management Vice Chair, Translation and Dissemination Institute Advisory Committee