The 2021 Annual Research Meeting once again convened virtually and continued to offer what thousands of attendees have come to expect and anticipate annually − new research, innovative methods, and robust discussions about the impact of health services research on health policy and practice.

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Featured Speakers

Amy Abernethy

Amy Abernethy, M.D., Ph.D.

Former Principal Deputy Commissioner - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Amy P. Abernethy, MD PhD is a hematologist/oncologist and palliative medicine physician, and an internationall... Read Bio

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Danny Avula, M.D., M.P.H.

Director - Richmond City and Henrico County Health Departments

Dr. Danny Avula is the Director of the Richmond City and Henrico County Health Departments. Read Bio

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Rachel Banawa, MSPH

Research Associate - Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity

Rachel Banawa currently works as a Research Associate at the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Eq... Read Bio

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Tanisha Carino, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer - Alexion

Tanisha Carino, Ph.D., is Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of Alexion. In this role, ... Read Bio

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Nathan Chomilo, M.D., FAAP

Medical Director - State of Minnesota’s Medicaid & MinnesotaCare

Dr. Nathan T. Chomilo is the Medical Director for the State of Minnesota’s Medicaid & MinnesotaCare programs a... Read Bio

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Carolyn Clancy, M.D., MACP

Acting Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Dr. Carolyn Clancy has served as Acting Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs since January 20, 2021. Read Bio


Jonathan Cohn

Senior National Correspondent - HuffPost

Jonathan Cohn is a senior national correspondent at HuffPost, where he covers politics and policy with a focus... Read Bio

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Committee Member

Ceci Connolly

President and CEO - Alliance of Community Health Plans

Ceci Connolly, a nationally recognized health care leader, took over as president and CEO of the Alliance of C... Read Bio

Lisa Cooper

Lisa Cooper, M.D., M.P.H.

Director - Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute

Dr. Lisa Cooper is the James F. Fries Professor of Medicine, and Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in Health E... Read Bio

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Daniel Dawes, J.D.

Executive Director - Satcher Health Leadership Institute

Daniel E. Dawes, J.D., a widely respected scholar, researcher, educator, and leader in the health equity, heal... Read Bio

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Elizabeth Fowler, Ph.D., J.D.

Deputy Administrator and Director - Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

Elizabeth “Liz” Fowler, Ph.D., J.D., is the Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicare and M... Read Bio

Austin Frakt
Author, Committee Member, Member

Austin Frakt, Ph.D.

Health Economist and Director - Partnered Evidence-Based Policy Resource Center; HSR Journal

Austin Frakt, Ph.D., is a Health Economist and Director of the Partnered Evidence-based Policy Resource Center... Read Bio

Sherry Glied
Co-Chairs, Member, Presenter

Sherry Glied, Ph.D.

Dean - NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

In 2013, Sherry Glied was named Dean of New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Servi... Read Bio

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Kate Goodrich, M.D., M.H.S.

Senior Vice President for Trend and Analytics - Humana, Inc.

Kate Goodrich, MD, MHS, is SVP for Trend and Analytics within the Clinical and Pharmacy Solutions segment of H... Read Bio

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Shelley Hearne, Dr.PH.

Deans Sommer and Klag Professor of the Practice in Public Health - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dr. Shelley Hearne brings an extensive track record of leadership, policy impact, institution building, and te... Read Bio

Joneigh Khaldun

Joneigh Khaldun, M.D., M.P.H., FACEP

Chief Medical Executive and Chief Deputy Director - Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Joneigh S. Khaldun, MD, MPH, FACEP is the Chief Medical Executive and Chief Deputy Director for Health in the ... Read Bio

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Harlan Krumholz, M.D., S.M.

Director - Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE)

Harlan Krumholz, MD, SM, is the director of the Yale New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evalu... Read Bio

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Committee Member, Presenter

Joy Lewis, M.S.W., M.P.H.

Senior Vice President - Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, American Hospital Association (AHA)

Joy A. Lewis, MSW, MPH, is senior vice president, health equity strategies and executive director, Institute f... Read Bio

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Carolyn Magill

CEO - Aetion

Carolyn i s the CEO of Aetion, the digital health company delivering the platform that turns real-world data i... Read Bio

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Board Member, Member

Ninez A. Ponce, Ph.D., M.P.P.

Director - UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Ninez A. Ponce, PhD, MPP, is an expert on immigrant and global health, survey-based research, social determina... Read Bio


Wendell Primus , Ph.D.

Senior Policy Advisor - Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Wendell Primus is the Senior Policy Advisor on Budget and Health issues to Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Read Bio

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Member, Presenter

Eduardo Sanchez, M.D., M.P.H., FAAFP

Chief Medical Officer - American Heart Association

Dr. Eduardo Sanchez serves as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Prevention for the American Heart Association (A... Read Bio

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Umair Shah, M.D., M.P.H.

Secretary of Health - Washington State Department of Health

Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH, was appointed Secretary of Health by Governor Jay Inslee and joined the Department of ... Read Bio

Kosali Simon

Kosali Simon, Ph.D.

Professor - Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Dr. Kosali Simon is a Herman B Wells Endowed Professor at the Indiana University School of Public and Environm... Read Bio

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Mark Smith, M.D., M.B.A.

Professor of Clinical Medicine - University of California at San Francisco

Dr. Smith is currently a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco. Read Bio

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Committee Member, Member

Eline van den Broek-Altenburg, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor - University of Vermont

Eline van den Broek-Altenburg, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the Larner College of Medicine, Center for H... Read Bio

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Elizabeth White, Ph.D., APRN

Geriatric Nurse Practitioner and Investigator - Brown University School of Public Health

Elizabeth White is a geriatric nurse practitioner and an investigator in the Center for Gerontology and Health... Read Bio

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