Originally two independent events, the Health Datapalooza and the National Health Policy Conference (NHPC) were first presented jointly in 2020. The combined event established and reinforced the professional connection that exists between the health data and health policy communities.

The co-location continues to create exciting, potential synergies between each event. Co-locating NHPC with the Health Datapalooza recognizes that health data innovation is now an integral part of all efforts to transform health care and will benefit from bringing new voices and perspectives from the policy world into the broader community of Health Datapalooza. Co-location also recognizes the Health Datapalooza’s traditional emphasis on the ways federal and state policy and regulatory bodies generate, hold, use, govern and release data.

As a registrant of either event, you will be able to move freely between each event (if you choose) - picking and choosing relevant sessions to attend.

2022 Planning Committee


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Committee Member, Presenter

Karen DeSalvo, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.

Chief Health Officer - Google Health

Dr. Karen DeSalvo is a physician executive working at the intersection of medicine, public health, and informa... Read Bio


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Committee Member

Casper Bendixsen, Ph.D.

Director, National Farm Medicine Center - Marshfield Clinic Research Institute

I was raised on a farm and ranch in Idaho and competed in bareback bronc riding for nine years. Read Bio

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Tanisha Carino, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer - Alexion

Tanisha Carino, Ph.D., is Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of Alexion. In this role, ... Read Bio

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Committee Member

Rita Carreón

Vice President, Health - UnidosUS

Rita Carreón is the Deputy Vice President for Health at UnidosUS. Read Bio

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Committee Member

Shelina Davis, M.P.H., M.S.W.

Chief Executive Officer - Louisiana Public Health Institute

Shelina Davis, MPH, MSW is a public health social worker by training and likens herself a community connector ... Read Bio

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Committee Member, Presenter

Patrick Conway, M.D.

CEO of Care Solutions and Health Services - Optum

Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, currently serves as the CEO of Care Solutions and Health Services at Optum, part of U... 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

David Grossman, M.D., M.P.H.

Interim Senior Vice President, Social and Community Health - Kaiser Permanente

David Grossman, MD, MPH, is interim senior vice president of social and community health for Kaiser Foundation... Read Bio

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Emily Holubowich, M.P.P.

Vice President, Federal Advocacy - American Heart Association

Emily joined the American Heart Association in 2019 with more than twenty years of experience in health and fi... Read Bio

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J. Michael McWilliams, M.D., Ph.D.

Warren Alpert Foundation Professor - Harvard Medical School

Dr. McWilliams is the Warren Alpert Foundation Professor of Health Care Policy and a Professor of Medicine at ... 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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Committee Member

Lola Ogunyemi, Ph.D., FACMI

Director, Center for Biomedical Informatics - Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

Dr. Ogunyemi is a computer scientist and biomedical informatics researcher. Read Bio

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Stephen Parente, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.

Professor in the Department of Finance - University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management AcademyHealth Board Vice Chair

Stephen Parente, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S. is a Professor in the Department of Finance and the Minnesota Insurance I... Read Bio

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Committee Member

Eric Racine, Pharm.D., M.B.A.

Vice President & US Country Head, Public Affairs & Patient Advocacy - Sanofi

Eric Racine is Vice President & Head of U.S. Public Affairs and Patient Advocacy at Sanofi. Read Bio

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Lisa Rawlins

Principal - Health Management Associates

Lisa Rawlins is a Principal in the Seattle Office of Health Management Associates (HMA). Read Bio

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Committee Member

Mya Roberson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Health Policy - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Mya Roberson is an Assistant Professor in the department of Health Policy at the Vanderbilt University School ... Read Bio

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Committee Member

Gilbert Salinas, M.P.A., IHI Fellow

Chief Equity Officer - Contra Costa Department of Health Services

Gilbert Salinas is the Assistant Director of Health Services for Contra Costa County, as the Inaugural Chief E... 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

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Board Member, Committee Member

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

Chief Strategy 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

Claudia Steiner, M.D., M.P.H.

Executive Director - KP Institute for Health Research

Claudia A. Steiner, MD, MPH, is the Executive Director of the Institute for Health Research (IHR), Kaiser Perm... 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

Erin Trish

Erin Trish, Ph.D.

Associate Director - USC Schaeffer Center

Erin Trish is associate director of the USC Schaeffer Center and an assistant professor of pharmaceutical and ... Read Bio

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Shannon West

Chief Innovation Officer - Ciox Health

Shannon West is the Chief Innovation Officer for Ciox Health. In this position, Read Bio