Chris Cox is a Senior Fellow in the Health Care department at NORC at the University of Chicago. After a 35 year federal career focused on increasing data utility and access to drive health system transformation and improve health outcomes, Chris Cox joined NORC, bringing her broad expertise and knowledge of data analysis and integration across federal and state health data systems. During her tenure in the federal sector, Chris served as the Acting Chief Data Officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, leading efforts to increase transparency into CMS programs through improved data access and dissemination activities, including the development of the CMS Virtual Research Data Center. During her lengthy tenure at the National Center for Health Statistics, she directed the NCHS Data Linkage Program, leading projects designed to integrate federal and state data resources with national survey data to enable innovative analysis of public health and health care systems.