Chair
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Committee Member, Member

Michelle Ko

Assistant Professor - UC Davis

Michelle Ko, M.D., Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management, in the Department of Public Health Sciences, at UC Davis. Read Bio

Past Chair
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Committee Member, Member

Megan Douglas, J.D.

Assistant Professor - Morehouse School of Medicine

Megan Douglas is the Director of Health Policy for the National Center for Primary Care (NCPC) and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) in Atlanta, GA. Read Bio

Secretary
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Member, Presenter

Sarah Goff

Associate Professor - University of Massachusetts

Sarah Goff is an Associate Professor and dual boarded primary care pediatrician and internist at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Read Bio

Member-At-Large
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Committee Member, Member

Carla Alvarado, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Program Officer - National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

Dr. Alvarado is a Program Officer at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Read Bio

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Committee Member, Member

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

Doctoral Candidate - University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Tongtan (Bert) Chantarat is a doctoral candidate at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Read Bio

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Committee Member, Member

April Joy Damian, Ph.D., M.Sc.

Associate Director - Weitzman Institute at Community Health Center

As Associate Director of the Weitzman Institute at Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC), Dr. April Joy G. Damian is responsible for providing leadership and supporting the growth and development of Weitzman's research team, with a strong emphasis on health equity. Read Bio

Committee Member, Member

Michelle, Jester

Executive Director - Social Determinants of Health at America’s Health Insurance Plans

Michelle is the Executive Director of Social Determinants of Health at America’s Health Insurance Plans where she helps health insurance providers collaborate with community partners to find sustainable and scalable models that help address socioeconomic barriers to good health. Read Bio

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Committee Member, Member

Heather Kitzman, Ph.D.

Research Director - Baylor Scott and White Health and Wellness Center

Heather Kitzman, Ph.D., is the Research Director at Baylor Scott and White Health and Wellness Center. Read Bio

Committee Member, Member

Meng-Yun Lin, Ph.D.

Health Services Researcher - Wake Forest School of Medicine

Dr. Meng-Yun Lin is a health economist and health services researcher. Her research applies advanced statistical and econometric methods to examine the impacts of policies and financial incentives on healthcare utilization, spending, and outcomes, focusing on vulnerable patients and providers serving disadvantaged populations. Read Bio

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Yasmeen Long, M.A.

Director - FasterCures

Yasmeen Long, M.A. is a Director at FasterCures, a center of the Milken Institute, with expertise within health equity, disparities, outcomes, policy, clinical research, patient engagement, and social determinants of health Read Bio

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Committee Member, Member

Carmen Mitchell, M.P.H.

Criminal Justice Policy Analyst - Kentucky Center for Economic Policy

Carmen Mitchell is a criminal justice policy analyst the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy and a doctoral candidate in the Department of Health Management and Systems Sciences at the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences. Read Bio

Laura
Committee Member, Member

Laura Pinheiro

Assistant Professor of Health Services Research in Medicine - Weill Cornell Medicine

Laura Pinheiro is an Assistant Professor of Health Services Research in Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. Read Bio

Committee Member, Member

Maricruz Rivera-Hernandez

Assistant Professor - the Department of Health Services, Policy and Practice at Brown University

Maricruz Rivera-Hernandez is a gerontologist and health services researcher deeply committed to a career in health and healthcare disparities research, examining disparities for vulnerable older adults. Read Bio

Taylor B. Rogers
Committee Member, Member

Taylor B. Rogers, M.P.H.

Ph.D. Student - UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Taylor B. Rogers is a third-year Ph.D. student studying Health Policy and Management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Read Bio

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Committee Member, Member

Yhenneko Taylor, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor - the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Yhenneko Taylor, Ph.D. is a health services researcher whose work focuses on access to care and outcomes of pregnancy, health outcomes in early childhood, social determinants of health and improving health outcomes for people in vulnerable groups Read Bio

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Shelley White-Means, Ph.D.

Professor - University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Dr. Shelley White-Means is Professor of Health Economics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Read Bio