HDPSO18 Panel

In September 2019, more than 100 individuals met at the AcademyHealth headquarters to learn how institutions are applying their data and explored new strategies and techniques for leveraging health data to transform care.

2019 Featured Speakers


Laura L. Adams

Catalyst - X4Health

Laura Adams is a nationally known digital health, innovation, and person-focused healthcare expert and speaker. Read Bio

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Waddah B. Al-Refaie, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Chief of Surgical Oncology - MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Waddah B. Al-Refaie, MD, FACS, serves MedStar Health and Georgetown University as the founding Regional Chief ... Read Bio

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Michael L. Barnett, M.D.

Assistant Professor - Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Michael L. Barnett is Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School ... Read Bio

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Committee Member

Marc Boutin, J.D.

Chief Executive Officer - National Health Council

Marc Boutin is the chief executive officer of the National Health Council, the only organization that brings t... Read Bio

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Caryl Brzymialkiewicz, Ph.D.

Assistant Inspector General & Chief Data Officer - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

As the first Chief Data Officer for the Office of Inspector General (OIG) within the Department of Health and ... Read Bio

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Tanisha Carino, Ph.D.

Vice Chair - Alliance for Health Policy

Tanisha Carino is a health policy expert bringing over 20 years of experience driving growth and impact across... Read Bio

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Sean Cavanaugh, M.P.H.

Chief Administrative and Performance Officer - Aledade

Sean Cavanaugh is the Chief Administrative and Performance Officer of Aledade, which helps independent physici... Read Bio


Alice Chen, M.D., M.P.H.

Deputy Director and Chief Medical Officer - San Francisco Health Network

Dr. Alice Chen is the deputy director and chief medical officer for the San Francisco Health Network (SFHN), a... Read Bio

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Joel W. Cohen, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends (CFACT) - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Dr. Cohen directs a staff of health economists, social scientists, statisticians, clinicians, and support staf... Read Bio


Jodi Daniel, M.P.H., J.D.

Founder and Managing Director - Crowell Health Solutions

Jodi Daniel is a founder and managing director at Crowell Health Solutions and partner at Crowell & Moring whe... Read Bio

Greg Downing
Committee Member

Gregory Downing, D.O., Ph.D.

Founder - Innovation Horizons, LLC

Gregory Downing, D.O., Ph.D. is the Founder of Innovation Horizons, LLC, a consulting practice with an emphasi... Read Bio

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Neil C. Evans, M.D.

Chief Officer, Office of Connected Care - Veterans Health Administration

Neil C. Evans, M.D., is the Chief Officer for the Office of Connected Care in the Veterans Health Administrati... Read Bio


Rebecca Freeman, Ph.D., R.N., P.M.P.

Interim Chief Nursing Informatics Officer - University of Vermont Health Network

Rebecca Freeman, PhD, RN, PMP is a second-career nurse with a focus on healthcare informatics, specializing in... Read Bio

Linda Fischetti

Linda Fischetti, M.S., R.N.

Technical Director - Health Technical Center - MITRE

Linda Fischetti, M.S., R.N., is the Director of the Division, called the Health Technical Center, at MITRE. Read Bio

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Aparna Higgins, M.A.

Founder and CEO - Ananya Health Innovations Inc.

Aparna Higgins is Founder and CEO of Ananya Health Innovations Inc., where she is focused on leading the devel... Read Bio


Roshni Ghosh, M.D., M.P.H.

Senior Vice President, Federal Health - ReefPoint Group

Dr. Roshni Ghosh is a dynamic healthcare executive renowned for her ability to build and scale practices while... Read Bio

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Marissa Gordon-Nguyen, J.D., M.P.H.,

Senior Advisor for Policy, Division of Health Information Privacy, Data, and Cybersecurity (HIPDC) - HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

Marissa Gordon-Nguyen is the Senior Advisor for Policy in the Health Information Privacy, Data, and Cybersecur... Read Bio

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Lisa Green, Ph.D.

Co-founder and Principal - L&M Policy Research

Lisa Green, Ph.D., is Co-founder and Principal of L&M Policy Research, and has spent the past two decades cond... Read Bio

Committee Member

Erin Holve, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.P.P.

Chief of Research Infrastructure - Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Dr. Erin Holve serves as Chief of Research Infrastructure at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute ... Read Bio

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Brent James, M.D., M.Stat.

Senior Advisor - Leavitt Partners

Brent James, M.D., M.Stat., is known internationally for his work in clinical quality improvement, patient saf... Read Bio

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Elisa Jillson, J.D.

Attorney - Federal Trade Commission

Elisa Jillson is an attorney in the FTC’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection in the Bureau of Consume... Read Bio


Darren Lacey, J.D.

Chief Information Security Officer - Johns Hopkins University

Darren Lacey has been serving as Chief Information Security Officer and Director of IT Compliance for Johns Ho... Read Bio

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Pauline J. Lapin, M.H.S.

Director - Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

Pauline Lapin is the Director for the Seamless Care Models Group (SCMG) in the Center for Medicare and Medicai... Read Bio

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Joshua Lee, M.D.

Physician Executive - Banner Health

Dr. Joshua Lee joined Banner Health as the Physician Executive for Banner University Medicine in Tucson in Sep... Read Bio

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Erin Mackay, M.P.H.

Associate Director of Health Information Technology Policy and Programs - National Partnership for Women & Families

Erin A. Mackay is the Associate Director of Health Information Technology Policy and Programs at the National ... Read Bio

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Author, Presenter

Subha Madhavan, Ph.D.

Chief Data Scientist Director - Georgetown University Medical Center

Dr. Subha Madhavan is the Chief Data Scientist at the Georgetown University Medical Center and Director of the... Read Bio

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Keith Marsolo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor - Duke University School of Medicine

Keith Marsolo, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences at the Duke Un... Read Bio

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Aaron Miri, M.B.A., CHCIO, FHIMSS

Chief Information Officer - The University of Texas at Austin

Aaron Miri is the Chief Information Officer for The University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School and UT ... Read Bio


Ellen Montz, Ph.D.

Chief Economist and Director of Economic Policy - Virginia's Department of Medical Assistance Services

Ellen Montz, PhD is the Chief Economist and Director of Economic Policy at Virginia's Department of Medical As... Read Bio

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Anand Parekh, M.D.

Chief Medical Advisor - Bipartisan Policy Center

Anand Parekh is BPC’s chief medical advisor providing clinical and public health expertise across the organiza... Read Bio

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

Professor in the Department of Finance - University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management AcademyHealth Board Vice Chair

Stephen Parente, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S. is a Professor in the Department of Finance and the Minnesota Insurance I... Read Bio

Committee Member, Presenter

Don Rucker, M.D., M.B.A., M.S.

Chief Strategy Officer - 1upHealth

Dr. Don Rucker is Chief Strategy Officer at 1upHealth which provides scalable serverless FHIR data pipelines t... 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


Suz Schrandt, J.D.

Director of Patient Engagement - Arthritis Foundation

Suz Schrandt, JD, is the Director of Patient Engagement at the Arthritis Foundation. In this role, she develop... Read Bio

Joe Thompson

Joseph W. Thompson M.D., M.P.H.

President & CEO, Arkansas Center for Health Improvement; Professor of Pediatrics, UAMS College of Medicine; Professor of Health Policy and Management, UAMS College of Public Health

Dr. Joe Thompson is president and CEO of the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement Read Bio

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Lina Walker, Ph.D.

Vice President of Health Security - Public Policy Institute, AARP

Lina Walker is Vice President of Health Security in AARP's Public Policy Institute. She leads the Institute's ... Read Bio

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Member, Presenter

Adam Wilcox, Ph.D.

Chief Analytics Officer - UW Medicine

Adam Wilcox, Ph.D., is the Chief Analytics Officer at UW Medicine, and a Professor of Biomedical Informatics a... Read Bio

About the Institute

We are in the midst of a data-driven transformation of health care. Like never before, applications of data in evidence-based practices are at the center of reshaping health care delivery by improving quality and controlling costs. This has led to many complicated new questions. If you are a leader in a health care delivery system, an entrepreneur in health care, or a health services researcher, participating in AcademyHealth’s Health Data Leadership Institute will give you the practical knowledge intended to inform your institution’s data-driven transformation strategy.

The Health Data Leadership Institute provides an engaging and interactive forum for individuals to gain a working knowledge of payment, regulatory, data access, and storage and use policies, coupled with the opportunity to explore case studies on innovative data applications. Designed to meet emerging needs in transforming health care delivery, it provides a unique opportunity for the exchange of data-centric perspectives and knowledge on evidence-based practices and health services research.

The Institute ensures opportunities for dialogue and small group discussion with practitioners in the field and peers who are experiencing similar challenges and opportunities. Attendees learn from health policy experts, government program leaders, data users, entrepreneurs who have deep knowledge in data use, and data experts from technology and health care applications fields – through interactive panels and discussions within an intimate setting.

Registration Rates

AcademyHealth Member Non-Member
$1,650 $1,925