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 2024 Health Datapalooza will bring together attendees from across the health care landscape to discuss the data-driven solutions that will address critical public health challenges.    

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, public health professionals, patients and consumer advocates, researchers, and the media will gather at this unique event to dig into the data that will inform smart policies to improve the health of our communities.  

Meet the 2024 Advisory Committee

Committee Member

Niall Brennan, M.P.P.

Senior Advisor for Data Strategy to the Director - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Niall Brennan is the Senior Advisor for Data Strategy to the CDC Director. Read Bio

Committee Member

Kenyon Crowley, Ph.D., M.B.A., CPHIMS

Managing Director, Data & AI for Health - Accenture Federal Services

As Accenture Federal Services’ Data & AI for Health Lead, Dr. Crowley directs advanced analytics innovation an... Read Bio

Katherine Hempstead

Katherine Hempstead, Ph.D.

Senior Policy Adviser - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Katherine Hempstead is a Senior Policy Adviser at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read Bio

Committee Member

Sara Holoubek, M.B.A.

Founding Partner and CEO - Luminary Labs

Sara Holoubek is the founding partner and CEO of Luminary Labs, a strategy and innovation consultancy serving ... Read Bio


Jennifer Layden, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Office of Public Health Data, Surveillance, and Technology - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Jennifer Layden, M.D., Ph.D., is the Director for the Office of Public Health Data, Surveillance, and Technology. Read Bio

Committee Member

Kat McDavitt

President & Founding Partner - Innsena

Kat is president and founding partner of Innsena, a growth consultancy supporting organizations operating in t... Read Bio

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Committee Member

Kistein Monkhouse, M.P.A.

Founder & CEO - Patient Orator

Kistein Monkhouse, M.P.A., is a patient advocate for health equity and women’s rights. She is the CEO and foun... Read Bio

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Board Member

Ming Jack Po, M.D., Ph.D.

CEO and Founder - Ansible Health AcademyHealth Board Treasurer

Ming Jack Po, M.D., Ph.D., is the CEO and founder of Ansible Health, a tech enabled healthcare practice caring... Read Bio

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Steven Posnack, M.S., M.H.S.

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

Steven Posnack, MS, MHS Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Read Bio

Committee Member, Presenter

Lauren Powell, M.P.A., Ph.D.

President & CEO - The Equitist

Recently named among Fortune's 40 Under 40 in Healthcare, Dr.Lauren Powell serves as the President & CEO of Th... Read Bio

Committee Member

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

Global Leader for Population Health - Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Dr. Abdul Shaikh is the Global Leader for Population Health 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.

Enterprise Executive Vice President & Chief Innovation and Commercialization Officer - Advocate Health AcademyHealth Vice Chair

Rasu B. Shrestha, M.D., M.B.A., is Enterprise Executive Vice President & Chief Innovation and Commercializatio... Read Bio

Brandon Talley, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Chief Program and Innovation Officer
CDC Foundation