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Board of Directors

Our 2021 AcademyHealth Board of Directors.

Board Member, Presenter

Alyce S. Adams, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Health Equity and Community Engagement - Stanford Cancer Institute AcademyHealth Board Vice Chair

Dr. Adams is Associate Director for Health Equity and Community Engagement in the Stanford Cancer Institute. Read Bio

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Board Member

John Z. Ayanian, M.D., M.P.P.

Director - University of Michigan AcademyHealth Board Treasurer

John Z. Ayanian is the Director of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, and the Alice Hamilton ... Read Bio

Board Member

Anne Beal, M.D., M.P.H.

Founder & CEO, AbsoluteJOI Skincare - Principal Consultant, CeriseHealth

Anne C. Beal, M.D., M.P.H., is dedicated to improving health care in the US, particularly for vulnerable patie... Read Bio

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Board Member

Claire D. Brindis, Dr.P.H.

Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy & Emerita Director - Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Brindis holds the Caldwell B. Esselstyn Chair in Health Policy and is Emerita Director of the Philip R. Le... Read Bio

Board Member

Helen Burstin, M.D., M.P.H., FACP

Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer - Council of Medical Specialty Societies

Dr. Burstin is the former Chief Scientific Officer of The National Quality Forum, a not-for-profit membership ... Read Bio

Cheryl Damberg
Board Member

Cheryl Damberg, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Distinguished Chair and Principal Senior Researcher - RAND Corporation

Cheryl Damberg is the Distinguished Chair in Health Care Payment Policy and Principal Senior Researcher at the... Read Bio

Shekinah Fashaw
Board Member

Shekinah Fashaw, MSPH

Student - Brown University AcademyHealth Board Student Member

Shekinah Fashaw, M.S.P.H., is a first-year doctoral student in Health Services, Policy, and Practice at Brown ... Read Bio

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Board Member, Committee Member

Atul Grover, M.D., Ph.D., FACP, FCCP

Executive Director - AAMC Research and Action Institute

Atul Grover, MD, PhD, FACP, FCCP is the inaugural Executive Director of the AAMC Research and Action Institute. Read Bio

Charles Kahn
Board Member, Committee Member

Chip Kahn, M.P.H.

President and CEO - Federation of American Hospitals

Chip Kahn is the President and CEO of the Federation of American Hospitals, the national advocacy organization... Read Bio

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Board Member

Bruce Landon, M.D., M.B.A., M.Sc.

Professor - Harvard Medical School AcademyHealth Board Chair

Bruce E. Landon, MD, MBA, MSc, is a professor of health care policy at Harvard Medical School and a professor ... Read Bio

Board Member

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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Board Member, Member

Ninez A. Ponce, Ph.D., M.P.P.

Director - UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Ninez A. Ponce, PhD, MPP, is an expert on immigrant and global health, survey-based research, social determina... Read Bio

Lucia Savage
Board Member, Member, Presenter

Lucia Savage, J.D.

Chief Privacy and Regulatory Officer - Omada Health CAPP Chair

Lucia Savage is a nationally-recognized thought leader on using HIPAA to advance digital health while protecti... Read Bio

Lucy Savitz
Board Member

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

Vice President for Health Research - Kaiser Permanente - Northwest Region AcademyHealth Board Secretary

Dr. Savitz is currently Vice President for Health Research in the KP Northwest Region where she directs the C... Read Bio

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Board Member, Committee Member

Eric Schneider, M.D., M.Sc.

Senior Vice President for Policy and Research - The Commonwealth Fund

Eric Schneider is Senior Vice President for Policy and Research at The Commonwealth Fund, a national philanthr... Read Bio

Fadia Shaya
Board Member

Fadia Tohme Shaya, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Professor and Director of Informatics - University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Fadia Tohme Shaya is Professor at the University of Maryland Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, and Director of... Read Bio

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Board Member, Committee Member

Rasu Shrestha, M.D., M.B.A.

Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President - Atrium Health

Rasu B. Shrestha, MD, MBA, is executive vice president & chief strategy and transformation officer for Atrium ... Read Bio

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Board Member, Committee Member

Elizabeth M. Yano, Ph.D., MSPH

Adjunct Professor - UCLA AcademyHealth Past Board Chair

Elizabeth Yano, Ph.D., M.S.P.H. is the Director of the VA HSR&D Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation,... Read Bio