The AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM) is the gathering place for thousands of individuals leading the charge to transform delivery systems and health care in a rapidly changing landscape. As the premier forum for health services research (HSR) and AcademyHealth’s most popular meeting, the ARM convenes the foremost experts at the intersection of health, health care, and policy to share important findings and showcase the latest research on how the health system works, what it costs, and how to improve it. ARM is a place for connection, recognition, reflection, learning, and professional networking opportunities. You won’t want to miss it.

Future ARM Dates

Date Location
June 29 - July 2, 2024 Baltimore Convention Center | Baltimore, MD

2023 Planning Committee



Michael D. Howell, M.D., M.P.H.

Chief Clinical Officer - Google Health

Dr. Howell is the Chief Clinical Officer at Google Health, where he leads the team of doctors, nurses, and oth... Read Bio

Committee Member

Cara V. James, Ph.D.

President and CEO - Grantmakers In Health (GIH)

Cara James is President and CEO at Grantmakers In Health (GIH). Prior to joining GIH, she served as Director o... Read Bio


Anupa Bir
Committee Member

Anupa Bir, Sc.D., M.P.H.

Director - RTI International

Dr. Anupa Bir is a health economist at RTI International, where she leads a division of 200+ researchers. Read Bio

Committee Member

Amanda E. Borsky, Dr.P.H., M.P.P.

Scientific Program Manager - Department of Veterans Affairs

Amanda E. Borsky, Dr.P.H., M.P.P. is a health services researcher with more than 15 years of experience leadin... Read Bio

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Tongtan (Bert) Chantarat, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Research Scientist - Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity, University of Minnesota

Tongtan “Bert” Chantarat is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity, Uni... Read Bio

Committee Member

Adena Cohen-Bearak, M.Ed., M.P.H.

Project Manager - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

For the first 13 years of her career, Adena Cohen-Bearak worked in the field of health education, teaching sex... Read Bio

Author, Member

Gwen Darien

Vice President - the National Patient Advocate Foundation

Gwen Darien is the executive vice president of the National Patient Advocate Foundation. A three-time cancer s... Read Bio


Abigail Echo-Hawk, M.A.

Executive Vice President - Seattle Indian Health Board

Abigail Echo-Hawk (Pawnee), M.A., is the Executive Vice President of Seattle Indian Health Board and the Direc... Read Bio

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Hayley Germack, Ph.D., M.H.S., R.N.

Associate Director of Real World Value & Evidence - Janssen Scientific Affairs

Dr. Hayley Germack is an Associate Director of Real World Value & Evidence at Janssen Scientific Affairs. Read Bio

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Steven Guo

Health Innovation & Technology Associate - Jewish Healthcare Foundation

Mr. Guo is the Health Innovation & Technology Associate for the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF). Read Bio

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Allyson Hall, Ph.D.

Professor - University of Alabama at Birmingham

Allyson Hall is a professor in the Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama a... Read Bio

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Jeffrey Harris, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H.

Professor of Health Systems and Population Health - School of Public Health at the University of Washington (UW)

Jeffrey R. Harris, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A. is Professor of Health Systems and Population Health and former chair ... Read Bio

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Acacia Herndon, B.S.N., B.S.

Nurse, Health Policy Researcher - Centennial Hills Hospital

Acacia Herndon, B.S.N., B.S., is a newly graduated RN on the Intermediate Care Unit at Centennial Hills Hospit... Read Bio

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Xiaochu Hu, Ph.D.

Research Manager of Workforce Studies - Association of American Medical Colleges

Xiaochu Hu, Ph.D., is a Research Manager of Workforce Studies at the Association of American Medical Colleges ... Read Bio

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Committee Member

Tracy Lieu, M.D., M.P.H.

Director of the Division of Research - Kaiser Permanente Northern California

Tracy Lieu, M.D., M.P.H., is Director of the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California. Read Bio

Committee Member

Paula Lozano, M.D., M.P.H.

Senior Associate Medical Director for Research and Translation - Kaiser Permanente (KP) Washington

Dr. Lozano is senior associate medical director for research and translation and director of the Center for Ac... Read Bio

Committee Member

Marjorie McGee, Ph.D., M.S.

REALD & SOGI Unit Director, Office of Equity and Inclusion - Oregon Health Authority

Dr. Marjorie McGee is the REALD & SOGI Director in the Equity & Inclusion Division of the Oregon Health Author... Read Bio

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Karoline Mortensen, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Business Programs - University of Miami Herbert Business School

Karoline Mortensen is Associate Dean of Business Programs and Professor in the Department of Health Management... Read Bio

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Chima Ndumele, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor of Health Policy - Yale School of Public Health

Dr. Chima Ndumele is an Associate Professor of Health Policy at the Yale School of Public Health and a Faculty... Read Bio

Committee Member

Pam Owens, Ph.D.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Dr. Owens is a Senior Research Advisor in the Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends (CFACT) at the Agen... Read Bio

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Gretchen Piatt, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Associate Professor - University of Michigan Schools of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Gretchen Piatt is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Learning Health Sciences and Health Behavio... Read Bio

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Feng (Johnson) Qian, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.

Associate Professor - University at Albany - State University of New York

Dr. Feng (Johnson) Qian teaches courses on public health leadership, economic evaluation in healthcare, econom... Read Bio

Anna D. Sinaiko
Author, Member

Anna D. Sinaiko, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Health Economics and Policy - Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health

Anna D. Sinaiko, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Health Economics and Policy in the Department of Health P... Read Bio

Committee Member

Raj Srivastava, M.D., FRCP(C), M.P.H.

Senior Medical Executive Director - Intermountain Healthcare Delivery Institute

Raj Srivastava, M.D., FRCP(C), M.P.H., is the Senior Medical Executive Director of Intermountain’s Healthcare ... Read Bio

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Gregory Stevens, Ph.D., M.H.S.

Professor - California State University Los Angeles

Gregory Stevens, Ph.D, M.H.S., is a Professor of Public Health at California State University Los Angeles. He ... Read Bio

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Jennifer Stevens, M.D.

Associate Professor - Harvard Medical School

Jennifer Stevens, M.D. is an associate professor at Harvard Medical School, a pulmonary and critical care phys... Read Bio

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Loida Tamayo-Milojkovic, Ph.D.

Senior Healthcare Data Analyst - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Dr. Loida Tamayo-Milojkovic is a senior healthcare data analyst at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service... Read Bio

Committee Member

Justin Timbie, Ph.D.

Senior Health Policy Researcher - RAND Corporation

Justin Timbie, Ph.D., is a senior health policy researcher whose research focuses on value-based payment, heal... Read Bio