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Board of Directors

Our 2020 AcademyHealth Board of Directors.

Board Member, Presenter

Alyce S. Adams, Ph.D.

Associate Director - Kaiser Permanente Division of Research

Alyce S. Adams is a Research Scientist III and Associate Director, Health Care Delivery and Policy at the Kais... 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

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Board Member

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

Board Member

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

AcademyHealth Past 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

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

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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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 Vice Chair

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

Lucy Savitz
Board Member

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

Vice President for Health Research - Kaiser Permanente - Northwest Region

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

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). Read Bio

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Board Member, Committee Member

Elizabeth M. Yano, Ph.D., MSPH

Adjunct Professor - UCLA AcademyHealth 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