Carol Cain, PhD
In her role as Senior Director of Clinical Information Services at Kaiser Permanente’s Care Management Institute, Carol oversees the development and implementation of programs that encourage healthy living among KP’s members, leads internal stakeholders through the process of establishing consensus clinical guidelines, and informs analyses that assess the impact of pilot programs on health outcomes. Carol is also a Consulting Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Stanford University and previously served as the Senior Manager of AHRQ’s Health IT portfolio.
Ashish Jha, MD, MPH
Faculty Director at the Harvard Global Health Institute and Professor of International Health and Health Policy at Harvard School of Public Health. Founder of the Initiative on Global Health Quality at the HSPH. Published over 50 articles with a focus on improving healthcare quality and costs. Special Advisor for Quality and Safety to the Department of Veterans Affairs and practicing internal medicine physician at the VA Boston Healthcare System.
Udi Manber, PhD
Recently started a new R&D center in the Bay Area for the National Institutes of Health focused on improving access to medical knowledge for patients, healthcare professionals and researchers. Previously VP Engineering at Google and YouTube, responsible for core search products. Before his role at Google, Udi was CEO and responsible for search at Amazon’s A9 and was Chief Scientist at Yahoo.
Arnold Milstein, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine and Director of the Stanford Clinical Excellence Research Center at Stanford University. Medical Director at PBGH and the National Health Care Thought Leader at William Mercer. Co-founded the Leapfrog Group and the Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project. Served on the faculty of UCSF’s Health Policy Institute. Formerly Congressional MedPAC Commissioner. Elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.
Philip Pizzo, MD
Professor and former Dean at the Stanford School of Medicine. Former physician-in-chief of Children’s Hospital in Boston and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Author of more than 500 scientific articles and 14 books. Recipient of U.S. Public Health Service Outstanding Service Medal.
Formerly Chief Privacy Officer, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, US Dept. of Health & Human Services. Previously Research Associate Professor, Health Policy Institute, and Senior Scholar, O’Neil Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University. Founder of the Center on Medical Record Rights at Georgetown. Served as a board member of the National Governors Association’s State Alliance for e-Health. Testified before Congress and agency advisory committees multiple times. Published extensively on issues related to patient privacy and health information access rights.
Currently the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Previously, Chief Technology Officer for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Chief Innovation Officer for the State of Maryland, and the Chief Information/Technology Officer for the City of Washington, DC. Prior to his government service, Bryan founded and led multinational software companies including InQuira, Inc.
Robert Wachter, MD
Professor and Associate Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the UCSF. Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine and Chief of the Medical Service at UCSF Medical Center. Published 250 articles and 6 books in the fields of quality, safety, and health policy. Coined the term “hospitalist” in 1996.More about Dr. Wachter →
John Q. Young, MD, MPP, PhD
Professor, Vice Chair for Education, and Director of Residency Training in the Department of Psychiatry at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. Former Associate Program Director for the Residency Training Program and Associate Professor at UCSF School of Medicine. Former Director of the Medication Management Clinics at Langley Porter/UCSF Psychiatric Institute. Former Associate Editor, WebM&M and Former Legislative Director, California State Assembly.More about Dr. Young →