Since its inception, Health Datapalooza has been a gathering place for people and organizations creating knowledge from data and pioneering innovations that drive policy and practice and generate market value. The 2023 Health Datapalooza will once again bring together attendees from across the health care landscape to discuss the future of health data and the policies and innovations that will spark real transformation in health care.   

AcademyHealth’s Health Datapalooza sits at the intersection of disruptive ideas, rigorous evidence, and courageous discussions among changemakers in the data and policy spheres. Startups, federal agencies, health care delivery systems, patients and consumer advocates, researchers, and the media will meet in February at this unique event to connect over a common goal: unlocking data and developing smart policies to innovate and improve health and health care for all.

To keep everyone as safe as possible, AcademyHealth will be instituting mandatory health and safety protocols throughout the conference. This will be a vaccine-required event.   

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Featured Speakers


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Anita Bajaj, M.D., M.P.H.

Medical Officer - FDA

Anita Bajaj, M.D., M.P.H., is a Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist who has been working as a Medical Off... Read Bio

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Jonathan Blum, M.P.P.

Principal Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Jonathan (Jon) Blum currently serves as the Principal Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer at the ... Read Bio

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Robert M. Califf, M.D.

Commissioner of Food and Drugs - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Dr. Robert M. Califf was confirmed earlier this year as the 25th Commissioner of Food and Drugs.  Read Bio

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Stacie Carney, M.D.

Chief Medical Information Officer - OCHIN

Stacie Carney, M.D., is the Chief Medical Information Officer at OCHIN. Read Bio

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Nathan T. Chomilo, M.D., FAAP

Medical Director, Medicaid & MinnesotaCare - Minnesota Department of Human Services

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

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Committee Member, Presenter

Patrick Conway, M.D.

CEO of Care Solutions - Optum

Patrick Conway, M.D., M.Sc., joined Optum in February 2020 and serves as the CEO of Care Solutions at Optum, p... Read Bio

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Grace Cordovano, BCPA, Ph.D.

CEO and Board Certified Patient Advocate - Enlightening Results

Upon recognizing significant unmet needs and challenges in patients' experiences throughout their cancer diagn... Read Bio

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Karen M. Dale, R.N., M.S.N.

Market President - AmeriHealth Caritas DC

Karen M. Dale is the Market President for AmeriHealth Caritas’ Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) in Was... Read Bio

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Andrew Dreyfus

Former CEO - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Andrew Dreyfus is a health care executive and expert in health care system change. Read Bio

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Samir Jain, J.D.

Vice President of Policy - Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT)

Samir has 25 years of experience in senior roles in government, private practice, and civil society working at... Read Bio

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Maneesh Juneja

Digital Health Futurist

Maneesh Juneja is a Digital Health Futurist who explores the convergence of emerging technologies to see how t... Read Bio

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John R. Lumpkin, M.D., M.P.H.

President - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation

John R. Lumpkin, M.D., M.P.H. is President of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation and ... Read Bio

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Deven McGraw, J.D., M.P.H.

Lead for Data Stewardship and Data Sharing - Invitae

Deven McGraw is the lead for Data Stewardship and Data Sharing at Invitae, a clinical genetic medicine company. Read Bio

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Bart Meroney

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing - U.S. Department of Commerce

Mr. Meroney currently oversees the work of the International Trade Administration’s Manufacturing unit, a grou... Read Bio

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Herminia Palacio, M.D., M.P.H.

President and CEO - Guttmacher Institute

Dr. Herminia Palacio is a public health emergency management expert with more than 30 years of experience acro... Read Bio

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Board Member, Member

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

Professor and Endowed Chair - UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Ninez A. Ponce, Ph.D. (B.S. UC Berkeley; M.P.P. Harvard; Ph.D. UCLA), is Professor and Endowed Chair in the UC... Read Bio

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Committee Member

René Quashie

Vice President of Policy & Regulatory Affairs of Digital Health - Consumer Technology Association

René Quashie is the first-ever Vice President of Policy & Regulatory Affairs of Digital Health at the Consumer... Read Bio

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Board Member, Committee Member

Rasu Shrestha, M.D., M.B.A.

Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer and Executive Vice President - Advocate Health

Rasu B. Shrestha, MD, MBA, is executive vice president & chief strategy and transformation officer for Advocat... Read Bio

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Darius Tahir

Tech Correspondent - Kaiser Health News

Darius Tahir is a tech correspondent for Kaiser Health News who reports on health technology. Read Bio

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Micky Tripathi, Ph.D., M.P.P.

National Coordinator for Health Information Technology - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Micky Tripathi is the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health ... Read Bio

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Board Member, Presenter

Reed V. Tuckson, M.D., FACP

Managing Director - Tuckson Health Connections, LLC

Reed V. Tuckson, M.D., F.A.C.P., is Managing Director of Tuckson Health Connections. Read Bio

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Michael Y. Uohara, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer of Microsoft Federal - Microsoft Corporation

Michael Y. Uohara, M.D. is the current Chief Medical Officer of Microsoft Federal at the Microsoft Corporation... Read Bio

Additional Speakers


Ritu Agarwal
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Rebecca Lebeau
Rhode Island EOHHS
Emily Berkowitz
AISP, University of Pennsylvania
Staci Lofton 
Families USA
Paul Bonta
Safe States Alliance
Andrew Mahler
CynergisTek
Julie Brown-Georgi
Digital Health Policy Strategies
Anna McCollister
Invitae
Zahid Butt
Medisolv
Katie McCurdy
Pictal Health
Ashok Chennuru
Elevance Health
LaShawn McIver
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health
Aneesh Chopra
CareJourney
Kelsey McNamara
Papa Inc.
Kaitlyn Christian
Indiana Management Performance Hub
David Muhlestein
Leavitt Partners
Mandy Cohen
Aledade, Inc.
Nishi Rawat
Bamboo Health
Janet Comrey
Geisinger
Rahul Rekhi
Lazard
Isabelle Creavin
Fair Health, Inc.
Lauren Rhue
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business
Kenyon Crowley
Accenture Federal Services
Maya Rockeymoore Cummings
Global Policy Solutions
Jean Drouin
Clarify Health
John Roman
NORC at the University of Chicago
Katherine Feldman
Maryland Department of Health
Don Rucker
1upHealth
Lee Fleisher
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Center for Clinical Standards & Quality (CCSQ)
Ricky Sahu
1upHealth
Rebecca Flournoy
Kaiser Permanente
Lucia Savage
Omada Health
Edward Garcia, III
Foundation for Social Connection
Eric Schneider
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
Amit Garg
HiLabs
Greg Singleton
HHS/OS/OCIO/IO, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Travis Hoppe
National Center for Health Statistics, CDC
Jessie Tenenbaum
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Nick Ipiotis
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Naveen Valluri
Microsoft
Ali Kahn
Oak Street Health
Lina Walker
AARP Public Policy Institute
Craig Kurtzweil
UnitedHealthcare
Hayley Young
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Supporters


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Patient Scholarship Supporters

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Health Datapalooza Social Media Ambassadors


This year’s Health Datapalooza is supported by a group of social media ambassadors representing a variety of perspectives from across the health data ecosystem. Ambassadors help spread the word about the conference ensuring awareness among a broad cross-section of networks. They also provide important social media coverage of the event in real-time. 

Meet this year’s social media ambassadors below and be sure to follow them on social media! Join the conversation on social media by following @AcademyHealth, @hdpalooza on Twitter, and our LinkedIn page. Don’t forget to use our conference hashtag #hdpalooza!

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Andrea Downing

Co-Founder - The Light Collective

Andrea Downing is a BRCA Community Data Organizer and an ePatient security researcher. Read Bio

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Susannah Fox

Principal - Internet Geologist, LLC

Susannah Fox is the principal of Internet Geologist, LLC, a health and technology consultancy. She is a social... Read Bio

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Erin Moore

Patient Advocate and Healthcare Improvement Consultant

Erin Moore, B.S., started her work in patient advocacy through a partnership with Cincinnati Children’s Hospit... Read Bio

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Lygeia Ricciardi

Founder and CEO - AdaRose, Inc

Lygeia is the Founder and CEO of AdaRose, Inc., a company that provides corporate gifts and virtual experience... Read Bio

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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

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Board Member, Committee Member

Rasu Shrestha, M.D., M.B.A.

Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer and Executive Vice President - Advocate Health

Rasu B. Shrestha, MD, MBA, is executive vice president & chief strategy and transformation officer for Advocat... Read Bio

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Fred Trotter

Founder and CTO - CareSet Systems

Fred Trotter is a healthcare data journalist and author. He is a founder of CareSet Systems and The DocGraph J... Read Bio

Ambassadors are invited by conference organizers based on their activity, reach, and reputation on social media. Similar to members of the media, ambassadors receive complimentary registration to the conference.