The Health Datapalooza is where Federal policymakers and regulatory leads take their seats beside the health system’s chief officers (information, medical, innovation), Silicon Valley startups, data gladiators, and patients.

Throughout its many iterations, Health Datapalooza has proven to be an exciting and essential meeting place to learn about today’s newest and most effective uses of health data and explore innovative technologies and policies that are improving health care delivery and outcomes. The field needs your ideas. Will we see you there?

2023 Advisory Committee

Committee Member

Nasim Afsar, M.D., M.B.A.

Senior Vice President and Chief Health Officer - Oracle Health

Dr. Afsar is the Senior Vice President and Chief Health Officer at Oracle Health. Read Bio

Committee Member

Michael R. Crawford, M.B.A., M.H.L.

Associate Dean for Strategy, Outreach, and Innovation (ADSOI) - Howard University College of Medicine

Mr. Michael Crawford, M.B.A., M.H.L., is the Associate Dean for Strategy, Outreach, and Innovation (ADSOI) at ... 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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Committee Member

Katie Drasser, M.S.P.H.


Katie is the CEO of, a not-for-profit that fosters a community where diverse innovators, builde... Read Bio

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Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics - Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Peter Embí, M.D., M.S., FACP, FACMI, FAMIA, FIAHSI, is an internationally recognized researcher, educator and ... Read Bio

Committee Member

Kristen Honey, Ph.D., P.M.P.

Chief Data Scientist and Executive Director of InnovationX, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Kristen Honey is the Chief Data Scientist and the Executive Director of the HHS “InnovationX” team (former... Read Bio

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Stephen Konya

Senior Advisor to the Deputy National Coordinator and Innovation Portfolio Lead - Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC)

Stephen Konya serves as the Senior Advisor to the Deputy National Coordinator, and Innovation Portfolio Lead f... Read Bio

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Committee Member

Kistein Monkhouse, M.P.A.

Founder & CEO - Patient Orator

Kistein Monkhouse, MPA is the CEO & founder of Patient Orator, a digital health startup, that is using a mobil... Read Bio

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David Muhlestein, Ph.D., J.D.

Chief Research Officer - Leavitt Partners

Dr. Muhlestein directs the study of accountable care organizations through the LP Center for Accountable Care ... Read Bio

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

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

Committee Member

Abdul Shaikh, Ph.D., M.H.Sc.

Population Health Analytics Leader - Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Dr. Abdul Shaikh is the Population Health Analytics Leader for Worldwide Public Sector at Amazon Web Services ... 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 - Atrium Health

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

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Committee Member

Jessie Tenenbaum, Ph.D.

Chief Data Officer - NC Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Tenenbaum serves as the Chief Data Officer (CDO) for DHHS, assisting the Department in developing a strate... Read Bio

Committee Member

Michael Wilkening, M.A.

Senior Advisor for Delivery - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Michael Wilkening serves as Senior Advisor for Delivery at the Executive Office of the President and co-lead o... Read Bio

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Reginald D. Williams II

Vice President, International Health Policy and Practice Innovations Program - Commonwealth Fund

Reginald D. Williams II (Reggie) leads the Commonwealth Fund’s program on International Health Policy and Prac... Read Bio