Julie Adler-Milstein is a national expert on policy and management issues related to the use of IT in healthcare delivery. Her research assesses the progress of health IT adoption; the impact of such adoption on healthcare costs and quality; and the relationships between market, organizational, and team structure and health IT use. A core focus of her work is on health information exchange and interoperability. An associate professor in the School of Medicine, she is also the Director of the Clinical Informatics and Improvement Research Center at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Adler-Milstein holds a Ph.D. in health policy from Harvard University. Her private-sector experience includes the Center for IT Leadership at Partners Healthcare in Boston and in the Health and Life Sciences Division of Accenture.