Jeremy Grimshaw received a MBChB from the University of Edinburgh, UK. He trained as a family physician prior ... Read Bio
At the 2017 D&I Conference, you will hear from esteemed speakers during four dynamic plenary sessions.
The plenary information is updated as of July 31. Additional speakers will be added to the plenary program.
Monday, December 4
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
What is the Minimum Level of Evidence Needed to Implement?
Historically, D&I researchers have been expected to justify the evidence upon which their intervention is based. In addition, that threshold may vary across health topic areas, stakeholder groups, and settings. This panel will explore how the field has grappled with this perennial challenge and the various arguments around the sufficiency of evidence.
Austin Frakt is a Health Economist and Director of the Partnered Evidence-based Policy Resource Center at the ... Read Bio
Mark Helfand directs the VA Evidence-based Synthesis Program Coordinating Center and the West Coast Branch of ... Read Bio
Trish Riley is Executive Director of the National Academy for State Health Policy and president of its corpora... Read Bio
Melissa Simon is the George H. Gardner Professor of Clinical Gynecology, Vice Chair of Clinical Research in th... Read Bio
Tuesday, December 5
Achieving Health Equity: The Role of D&I Research
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Ideally, D&I research is about ensuring optimally effective care to all who need it. However, there are potential unintended consequences of exacerbating inequities given the complexities of access, cost, and quality of care. This panel will discuss opportunities for D&I research to improve equity in health and healthcare.
Ross Brownson, Ph.D., is the Bernard Becker Professor of Public Health. He studies the translation of evidence... Read Bio
Theresa Betancourt is a professor at the Boston College School of Social Work and Director of the Research Pr... Read Bio
Dr. Lisa Cooper is the James F. Fries Professor of Medicine, and Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in Health E... Read Bio
Dr. Dankwa-Mullan is the Deputy Chief Health Officer for IBM Watson Health, and the lead scientific officer fo... Read Bio
Uchenna S. Uchendu was appointed as the Chief Officer for Health Equity, Veterans Health Administration (VHA) ... Read Bio
Tuesday, December 5
The Next Generation of D&I Research
4:00 – 5:15 p.m.
Over the last decade, the field of D&I research has made significant progress in developing methods, measures, and technologies to yield high quality, impactful studies. This panel will reflect on ways in which D&I researchers can optimize the use of these advances and consider what is needed for the next decade.
Dr. Simpson has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of AcademyHealth since 2011. A nationally recog... Read Bio
Dave Atkins, Ph.D., is Research Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washingto... Read Bio
Deborah Cohen, PhD, is a Professor and Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Family Medicine at Oregon H... Read Bio
Dr. Hammond is Senior Fellow in Economics at Brookings and Director of the Center on Social Dynamics & Policy,... Read Bio
Dr. Cara C. Lewis is a licensed clinical psychologist, associate investigator at Kaiser Permanente Washington ... Read Bio
Wednesday, December 6
Reflections on the Impact of a Decade of Research
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The ultimate goal of D&I research is to yield dramatic benefits in health and healthcare. This panel will reflect on the impact that D&I research has made and how we can maximize the value of our research.
Dr. David Chambers is Deputy Director for Implementation Science Team in the Office of the Director in the Div... Read Bio
Jeffrey Brenner is the Senior Vice President of Integrated Health and Human Services at UnitedHealthcare Commu... Read Bio
Dr. Russell E. Glasgow focuses on issues of designing for implementation and sustainability, adaptations to pr... Read Bio
Dr. Proctor’s teaching and research are motivated by the question, how do we ensure that people receive the ve... Read Bio
Darshak Sanghavi, MD, is the Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Translation at OptumLabs. Read Bio