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Board of Directors

Our 2017 AcademyHealth Board of Directors.

Board Member

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 Secretary

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

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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Timothy S. Carey, M.D., M.P.H.

Sara Graham Kenan Professor of Medicine and Social Medicine and Director - Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Carey is the Sara Graham Kenan Professor of Medicine and Social Medicine at the University of North Caroli... Read Bio

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Darrell J. Gaskin, Ph.D.

Professor, Health Policy and Management - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, AcademyHealth 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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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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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 Vice 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, 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

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Shoshanna Sofaer, Dr.P.H.

Director - American Institutes for Research

Dr. Shoshanna Sofaer is the Director of Strategic Research Planning for Health Policy Research at the American... 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

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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

Board Member, Staff

Paul Wallace, M.D.

Senior Scholar - AcademyHealth AcademyHealth Board Past Chair

Paul Wallace, MD, is the former Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President for Clinical Translation at Op... Read Bio

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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