Please join AcademyHealth’s Board of Directors and staff for a unique glimpse of the year ahead—based on the progress made thus far in 2017 – during the annual Meeting of the Members webinar.

Dr. Lisa Simpson will discuss the landscape for health services research and how AcademyHealth is navigating the climate in Washington, D.C., and Vice President Kristin Rosengren will discuss AcademyHealth’s advocacy and public policy efforts.

Craig Thornton, treasurer, will review the organization's finances and activities from the year. Don Goldmann will review membership information and summarize how AcademyHealth is acting to meet member needs. Lucy Savitz will provided an update on AcademyHealth’s Committee on Advocacy and Public Policy.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how AcademyHealth is responding to the changing environment to better meet the needs of its members and the field, and
  • Become familiar with the advocacy initiatives AcademyHealth has conducted over the year and how they affect the membership experience.


Don Goldmann
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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Kristin Rosengren

Vice President, Strategic Communications and co-Director, AcademyHealth Translation and Dissemination Institute - AcademyHealth

Kristin Rosengren is Vice President, Strategic Communications, at AcademyHealth, leading the organization’s pu... Read Bio

L Simpson CEO Headshot
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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Board Member

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

Vice President for Research - Kaiser Permanente CAPP Chair

Dr. Savitz is the former Assistant Vice President for Delivery System Science in the Institute for Healthcare ... 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