David R. Nerenz, Ph.D., is Director Emeritus of the Center for Health Policy and Health Services Research at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. In this role, he is responsible for research on innovation in organization of, and payment for, health care services, and for analysis of federal and state health policy initiatives. He has also served as Director of Outcomes Research for the Neuroscience Institute, and Vice-Chair for Research of the Department of Neurosurgery at Henry Ford Hospital.  He recently completed a six-year term as a Commissioner on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC). He currently is a member of the National Quality Forum’s Disparities Standing Committee and is a Co-Chair of the NQF Scientific Methods Panel. He served as the Chair of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Leading Health Indicators for Healthy People 2020, Chair of the IOM Subcommittee on Standardized Collection of Race/Ethnicity Data for Healthcare Quality Improvement, and Co-Chair of the National Quality Forum’s SES Risk Adjustment Expert Panel. Dr. Nerenz received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1979.


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