Thank you to our 2024 ARM theme leaders for their contribution to this year's program.

Aging and End of Life


Norma Coe, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Medical Ethics and Health Policy - University of Pennsylvania

Norma B. Coe, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman School of Me... Read Bio

Patient Representative


Kasim Ortiz, Ph.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy - Drexel University

Kasim Ortiz, Ph.D., M.S., is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy. Read Bio

Child and Family Health

Rushina Cholera, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Duke Margolis Institute for Health Policy


Allison Gertel-Rosenberg, M.S.

Vice President and Chief Policy and Prevention Officer - Nemours Children’s Health

Allison Gertel-Rosenberg is VP, Chief Policy and Prevention Officer at Nemours Children’s Health. Read Bio

Digital Technologies, Data, and Analytics

Committee Member, Member

Usha Sambamoorthi, M.A., Ph.D.

Professor and Associate Dean of Health Outcomes Research - College of Pharmacy, UNTHSC

Dr. Sambamoorthi brings nearly four decades of expertise in investigative health economics, services, and outc... Read Bio


Douglas Thornton, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Director - University of Houston College of Pharmacy

Before joining UH College of Pharmacy, Dr. Thornton practiced as a board-certified, clinical pharmacist while ... Read Bio

Dissemination, Implementation, and Impact


Whitney Irie, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor - Boston College

Dr. Irie utilizes implementation science to evaluate the effectiveness of evidence-based interventions designe... Read Bio


Maggie Paul, Ph.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor, Health Services Research - Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery

Dr. Maggie Paul is an Assistant Professor of Health Services Research at the Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the S... Read Bio

Global Health Research

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Committee Member, Member

Maria Eugenia Schwermer, M.P.H.

Global Health Consultant and Co-Founder - The Round Group

Maria Eugenia is a global health consultant with nearly two decades of experience in public health policy and ... Read Bio

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Committee Member, Member

Lawrence Were, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Health Sciences & Department of Global Health - Boston University

Lawrence P.O. Were is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences at Sargent College & in Depa... Read Bio

Health Workforce


Jean Moore, Dr.P.H., FAAN

Director - Center for Health Workforce Studies

Jean Moore, Dr.PH., FAAN is the Director of the New York Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) at the Sch... Read Bio

Committee Member, Member

Masami Tabata-Kelly, M.B.A., M.A.

Ph.D. Candidate - The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University

Masami Tabata-Kelly is a doctoral candidate studying health policy at the Heller School for Social Policy and ... Read Bio

Improving Safety, Quality and Value


Naomi Bardach, M.D., M.A.S.

Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy - University of California San Francisco

Dr. Bardach is a Professor of Pediatrics and Policy in the Department of Pediatrics and the Philip R. Lee Inst... Read Bio

Individuals Living with Disability or Other Complex Conditions

Patient Representative


Christine Von Raesfeld

Patient Advocate - Research to the People

Few people with a cause walk the talk as boldly and graciously as Christine Von Raesfeld, Patient Advocate. Read Bio

Measuring Safety, Quality and Value


Andrew Anderson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy & Management - Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Andrew Anderson, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy & Management at the Johns ... Read Bio


Steven Spivack, Ph.D., M.P.D.

Director of Quality Measurement and Data Analytics - The Lewin Group

Dr. Spivack currently serves as the Director of Quality Measurement and Data Analytics at the Lewin Group. Read Bio

Medicaid, Coverage, and Access


Joseph Benitez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor - University of Kentucky

Dr. Joseph Benitez is an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky (UK) in the College of Public Healt... Read Bio

Committee Member, Member

Robert Nelb, M.P.H.

Director of Policy - America's Essential Hospitals

Rob is currently the director of policy at America's Essential Hospitals, which represents safety net hospital... Read Bio



Amy Bassano, M.A.

Managing Director, Medicare - Health Management Associates

A senior executive and nationally recognized health policy expert, Amy Bassano has more than 20 years of exper... Read Bio

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Stacie B. Dusetzina, Ph.D.

Professor of Health Policy - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Dr. Dusetzina is a professor of Health Policy and an Ingram professor of cancer research at Vanderbilt Univers... Read Bio

Mental Health and Substance Use

Patient Representative


Felicia Williams Brown

Community Engagement Specialist & Educator - Autism Society of NC

Felicia Williams Brown is a Community Engagement Specialist & Educator for the Autism Society of NC. Read Bio

Methods Research


Neil S. Fleming, M.A., Ph.D.

Clinical Professor of Health Services Research - Baylor University

Dr. Neil Fleming is Clinical Professor of Health Services Research (HSR) in the Robbins Institute for Health P... Read Bio

Organizational Behavior and Management

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Presenter, Researcher

Bo Kim, Ph.D.

Investigator & Assistant Professor of Psychiatry - VA Boston Healthcare System & Harvard Medical School

Bo Kim, Ph.D., is an Investigator at the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Healthca... Read Bio


Paula Song, Ph.D., M.H.S.A., M.A.

Richard M. Bracken Professor of Health Administration and Interim Dean, College of Health Professions - Virginia Commonwealth University

Paula H. Song, Ph.D., M.H.S.A., M.A., is the Interim Dean for the College of Health Professions and the Richar... Read Bio

Patient and Consumer Preferences and Needs

Committee Member

Mya Roberson, M.S.P.H., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management - UNC Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health

Mya Roberson is a social epidemiologist and health services researcher who bridges big data with patient-cente... Read Bio

Patient Representative


Meredith Sugarman, M.P.H.

Senior Research Director - Health Union

Meredith Sugarman is a person living with multiple sclerosis and has over a decade of experience in health res... Read Bio

Patient-Centered, -Partnered, or -Led Research

Patient Representative


Yana Feygin, Ph.D., M.S.

Supervisory Biostatistician - Norton Children's Research Institute

Yana B Feygin is a senior biostatistician at the Norton Children's Research Institute affiliated with the Univ... Read Bio


Yewande Oladeinde, Ph.D.

Program Director - National Institutes of Health

Dr. Yewande Oladeinde is a Program Director at the National Institute of Health in the National Institute on M... Read Bio

Payment and Delivery Systems Innovations


Dylan Roby, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair - UC Irvine

Dylan Roby is Professor and Chair of Health, Society, and Behavior and Director of the Division of Health Poli... Read Bio

Public and Population Health


Oscar Espinosa

Director of Research and Evaluation - National Network of Public Health Institutes

Oscar Espinosa serves as the Director of Research and Evaluation at the National Network of Public Health Inst... Read Bio

Committee Member, Member

Valerie Yeager, Dr.P.H., M.Phil.

Professor, Interim Chair of the Center for Health Policy - Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health

Dr. Valerie Yeager is a Professor and the interim Chair of the Center for Health Policy in the Department of H... Read Bio

Social Determinants and Social Needs


Ana Jackson, Ph.D., M.P.P.

Chief Evaluation and Data Strategy Director - Blue Shield of California Foundation

Ana Jackson, Ph.D. (she/her) is chief evaluation and data strategy director at Blue Shield of California Found... Read Bio

Community Based Partner
William Wagner
Executive Director
Centro Savila

Structural Racism, Disparities, and Equity in Health

Community Based Partner


Gail Graham

Patient Professor - University of Maryland PATIENTS Program

Gail Melissa Graham is an HIV/AIDS activist. Read Bio

Women and Gender Health


Jodie Katon, Ph.D., M.S.

Core Investigator - VA Greater Los Angeles Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation, and Policy

Dr. Katon is an epidemiologist and health systems researcher. Read Bio

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Committee Member, Member

Hannah Murphy, Ph.D.

Lead Analyst, Research Analytics - Vizient Inc.

Hannah R. Murphy, Ph.D., is the Research Analytics Lead Analyst in the Center for Advanced Analytics & Informa... Read Bio