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Board of Directors

Our 2019 AcademyHealth Board of Directors.

Board Member

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

Director - University of Michigan AcademyHealth Board Treasurer

John Z. Ayanian, MD, MPP is the inaugural Director of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation at th... Read Bio

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Laurence Baker, Ph.D.

Professor - Stanford University School of Medicine

Dr. Baker is Professor of Health Research and Policy and Chief of Health Services Research at the Stanford Uni... Read Bio

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

Chief Patient Officer - Sanofi, AcademyHealth Board Chair

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.

Chair in Health Policy and Director - University of California, San Francisco; AcademyHealth Board Secretary

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

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Helen Burstin, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P.

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

Darrell Gaskin
Board Member

Darrell J. Gaskin, Ph.D.

Professor, Health Policy and Management - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health;

Dr. Gaskin is professor of health economics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Depa... Read Bio

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Julie Goon

Senior Vice President, Public Affairs - Anthem, Inc

Julie Goon is the senior vice president of Public Affairs for Anthem, Inc., one of the nation’s leading health... 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

Karen Minyard
Board Member, Committee Member

Karen Minyard, Ph.D.

Director - Georgia Health Policy Center

Karen Minyard, Ph.D., has been director of the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) since 2001 and is also a re... 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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Robin Newhouse, Ph.D., R.N., NEA-BC, FAAN

Dean and Distinguished Professor - Indiana University School of Nursing; AcademyHealth Past Board Chair

Robin Newhouse, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN is dean and distinguished professor of the Indiana University School of ... Read Bio

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Stephen Parente, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.

Professor and Director - University of Minnesota AcademyHealth Board Vice Chair

Stephen Parente, PhD, MPH, MS is the Minnesota Insurance Industry Professor of Health Finance in Carlson Schoo... Read Bio

Lucy Savitz
Board Member

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

Vice President for Health Research - Kaiser Permanente - Northwest Region

Lucy Savitz has led a wide-ranging career. She brings a unique mix of perspectives having served as Economist... Read Bio

Fadia Shaya
Board Member

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

Professor of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research and Vice-Chair for Academic Affairs, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Fadia Shaya is Professor of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, Vice-Chair for Academic Affairs at the Un... Read Bio

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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

Shoshanna Faer
Board Member

Shoshanna Sofaer, Dr.P.H.

Managing Researcher, American Institutes for Research (AIR)

Shoshanna Sofaer is a Managing Researcher at the American Institutes for Research (AIR), a non-profit research... Read Bio

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Board Member

Paul C. Tang, M.D., M.S.

Vice President and Chief Health Transformation Officer - IBM Watson Health

Dr. Tang, formerly chief technology and innovation officer at Medical Foundation/Stutter Health in Palo Alto, ... Read Bio

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Board Member, Committee Member

Elizabeth M. Yano, Ph.D., M.S.P.H.

Adjunct Professor - UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Department of Health Policy and Management Vice Chair, Translation and Dissemination Institute Advisory Committee