Chair
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Committee Member, Member, Researcher

Thomas Carton, Ph.D., M.S.

Chief Data Officer - Louisiana Public Health Institute

Dr. Thomas Carton is Chief Data Officer for the Louisiana Public Health Institute, Principal Investigator of the Research Action for Health Network (REACHnet), and an Adjunct Professor in Global Health Systems and Development at Tulane University. Read Bio

Vice Chair
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Committee Member, Member

Stephanie Shimada, Ph.D.

Research Health Scientist - Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research

Dr. Stephanie Shimada is a Research Health Scientist at the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR), a Veterans Health Administration Research Center of Innovation. Read Bio

Member-At-Large
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Fuad Abujarad, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor - Yale University

Dr. Fuad Abujarad is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale University. Read Bio

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Committee Member, Member, Presenter

Matthew Castner, Dr.P.H., M.H.A.

Director - Discern Health

Dr. Matthew Castner is a Director at Discern Health, where he leads health care reform and value-based care projects with a range of clients Read Bio

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Committee Member, Member, Researcher

Dori Cross, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor - University of Minnesota

Dr. Dori Cross is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Read Bio

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Committee Member

Joyce Hunter

Chief Executive Officer - Vulcan Enterprises

Joyce Hunter is the CEO of Vulcan Enterprises, and was previously appointed by President Barack Obama to the position of Deputy Chief Information Officer for Policy and Planning at the Department of Agriculture. Read Bio

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Committee Member, Member

Bushra Islam

Graduate Student - George Washington University

Bushra Islam is currently a second-year graduate student receiving her Master’s in Healthcare Administration at The George Washington University. Read Bio

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Committee Member, Member

Hadi Kharrazi, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.H.I.

Associate Professor - Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Hadi Kharrazi is an associate professor of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Read Bio

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Committee Member, Member, Researcher

Shazia Mitha, M.S.N.

Doctoral Candidate - Columbia University School of Nursing

Shazia Mitha, MSN, AG-ACNP-BC, RN is a Robert Wood Johnson Future of Nursing Scholar. Read Bio

Robert Rosati
Committee Member, Member

Robert Rosati, Ph.D.

Vice President of Research and Quality - VNA Health Group

Robert J. Rosati, PhD is Chair of the Connected Health Institute & Vice President of Research and Quality at the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group (VNAHG) in Holmdel, New Jersey. Read Bio

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Committee Member, Member, Researcher

Gulzar Shah, Ph.D., M.Stat., M.S.

Professor and Department Chair - Georgia Southern University

Dr. Gulzar H. Shah currently serves as a Professor and the Department Chair, Health Policy and Community Health at the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University. Read Bio