CERC Team - Affiliates & Advisors

Affiliates & Advisors

Jason Bae, MD, MBA

Senior Scholar

Dr. Jason Bae is the medical director of Prealize Health, which uses machine learning to power proactive health care, and an internal medicine physician at Palo Alto Medical Foundation. His work has focused on design and implementation of novel care delivery models. More 

Previously at CareMore Health, Dr. Bae led its national virtual care and remote patient monitoring programs, launched its first integrated dental-medical clinic, and managed the interdisciplinary team of clinical staff caring for nearly 10,000 Medicare members in Santa Clara County. Prior to CareMore, he helped launch Last Mile Health's community health worker program as its first Program Director.

Dr. Bae received his BA in economics and MBA from Harvard, and his MD from Yale. He completed his medical training at Massachusetts General Hospital and is board certified in internal medicine. He is a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow.


Molly Coye, MD, MPH

Senior Scholar

Dr.  Molly  Joel  Coye  is  Executive  in  Residence  at  AVIA,  the  nation’s   leading network for health systems seeking to innovate and transform. AVIA's mission is to advance care delivery transformation through the effective identification and deployment of digital  solutions,  in partnership with a  Network  of more than 30 large health systems.  More Dr. Coye also advises technology developers, investors, national health systems and policy makers about disruptive technologies and business models that accelerate transformation and constrain health expenditures, and serves on the advisory boards of early stage companies and venture and private equity firms investing in health care information  technology and services.

Dr. Coye is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine, a member of the Board of Directors of Aetna, Inc., and also serves on the Founder’s Council of United States of Care. From 2010 – 2015, Dr. Coye was the Chief Innovation Officer for UCLA Health, where she led the health system in identifying new strategies, technologies, products and services.

Dr. Coye founded and led HealthTech (the Health Technology Center), a non-profit education and research organization established in 2000 that became the premier forecasting organization for emerging technologies in health care. She also served as Commissioner of Health for the State of New Jersey, Director of the California State Department of Health Services, and Head of the Division of Public Health Practice at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. Previously, Dr. Coye served as a member and chair of the Board of Directors of PATH, one of the largest nonprofit organizations in global health, and on the boards of the American Hospital Association, the American Public Health Association, and the American Telemedicine Association, The California Endowment, and the China Medical Board.

Dr. Coye received her medical degree and Masters in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. She holds a Masters in Chinese History from Stanford University and is the author of two books on Chinese history. She also is a member of the board of directors of San Francisco Jazz (SFJAZZ), and enjoys scuba diving and international culinary adventures.


Chris DeRienzo, MD

Senior Scholar

Dr. Chris DeRienzo is proud to serve as Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Quality at WakeMed Health and Hospitals. As a member of the system’s senior executive team, Dr. DeRienzo’s responsibilities include clinical transformation, population health, value-based care, continuous improvement,   More quality & patient safety, and medical staff services. He is also a practicing neonatologist in the WakeMed Special Infant Care Follow-up Clinic, an Adjunct Professor of Population Health with Stanford University, and a member of the Premier (NASDAQ: PINC) Board Advisory Council and the Mercy Health (Chesterfield, MO) Board Quality Committee.

Recognized by Modern Healthcare in 2018 as one of 15 “Up and Comers” and Becker’s as a “Rising Star,” Chris has published and presented internationally on leveraging analytics to drive continuous improvement and the intersection of humanity and technology in healthcare. A frequent keynote speaker and advisor to companies ranging from early stage to the Fortune 500, he is also the author of Tiny Medicine: One Doctor's Biggest Lessons from His Smallest Patients (Big Eye Books, 2019). Chris’s previous roles include serving as Chief Quality Officer at Mission Health, a $2B integrated health system based in Asheville, NC. His leadership there helped infuse a data-driven, analytics-enabled culture of continuous improvement throughout the organization’s team members, propelling Mission back to recognition by IBM Watson as a Top 15 Health System in both 2017 and 2018. He also previously served as Chief Medical Officer at the AI-based healthcare company Prealize, where he led the company’s clinical and health economics portfolios through a $22 million funding round. Board Certified in both Pediatrics and Neonatology, Dr. DeRienzo completed his M.D., Masters in Public Policy, and post-graduate medical training at Duke.

At a national level, Dr. DeRienzo was just the fourth medical student elected and re-elected to serve on the AMA Board of Trustees. He is a Past-President of the Durham-Orange County Medical Society and has served in leadership roles within the American Academy of Pediatrics and the North Carolina Medical Society.

Outside of work Chris enjoys competing in triathlon. He finished his first full Ironman in Louisville in 2018, is a two-time Ironman 70.3 Finisher and has twice raced at the USA Triathlon Olympic Distance Age Group National Championships. Chris lives with his family and their two incredibly energetic dogs in North Carolina.



David Hopkins, MS, PhD

Healthcare Consultant

David S. P. Hopkins serves as Healthcare Consultant to CERC.  He previously spent 20+ years working with a coalition of large employers at the Pacific Business Group on Health on performance measurement and improvement in the health care industry.  He has served on many national panels, including as a charter member of the  More Consensus Advisory Standards Committee at the National Quality Forum. 

Earlier in his career, David was a member of the senior administration team at Stanford University Hospital.  He received his A.B. in biology from Harvard and his Ph.D. in operations research from Stanford.  In 1981, he was awarded the Frederick W. Lanchester Prize for best publication of the year by the Operations Research Society of America.


Peter Jerram

Management Consultant

Peter is an experienced business manager and creative thinker with inventive approaches to complex organizational challenges. Among his areas of focus are strategic planning, including vision/mission development, identification of objectives, and results-oriented outcomes.

Kyung Mi Kim, PhD, RN

Nurse Fellow

Kyung Mi Kim, MS, PhD was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea and received her BS in nursing from Seoul National University, South Korea, and MS and PhD in nursing (health policy concentration) from UCSF. Her long-term goal is to conduct research that benefits surgical patients, the aging population, and underserved hospitals and patients.  More Her background as an operating room nurse (she continues clinical practice at UCSF) led her to focus her doctoral research on pay-for-performance & surgical care quality and costs. At CERC, she will work closely with Dr. Shah and other faculty on care models that lower the cost of great care. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and traveling. 


Craig Lindquist, MD, PhD

Senior Scholar

Craig was born and reared on a small farm in Northwest Iowa.  He attended the University of Iowa as a biology major receiving his BS degree in an accelerated two year program.  He completed his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees at U of I and Yale respectively while completing clinical rotations at the Peter Bent Brigham and the Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.    More His doctoral thesis was completed under Dr. J Bertino at the Yale Cancer Center and focused on mechanisms of drug resistance of leukemia cells.

Following completion of his medical studies, Dr. Lindquist completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Yale.  He continued on as Chief Medical Resident under Dr. Sam Thier and was a co-founder of Yale’s first HIV/AIDS outpatient services.  From New Haven, Dr. Lindquist next moved to San Francisco to complete a fellowship in Hematology/Oncolgy.  During his fellowship he conducted research on Kaposi’s sarcoma .  Upon completion of his fellowship  he joined the UCSF clinical faculty as an attending physician in the Moffitt HIV/AIDS Clinic.

In the early 1990’s Dr. Lindquist joined the Marin Department of Health and Human Services where he developed a County-based HIV/AIDS clinic and supervised an AIDS Clinical Trials program.  He was co-PI on a number of ACTG and industry drug trials as well as a consultant to projects involving drug resistance and gene sequencing.  After several years in that position he assumed the position of medical director over all of the County’s medical services and periodically served as the County Health Officer at the same time.  Near the end of his tenure as Director, Dr. Lindquist’s interests turned to issues in health care design, delivery and costs.  Those interests led to post-graduate programs at the UC Berkeley School of Business and the Harvard Business School focusing on issues related to health care.

Craig joins CERC as a resident scholar with great pleasure and excitement.  The CERC staff and the Stanford environs present a great opportunity for a ‘hands on’ experience in designing innovations for application in the real world.


Aabed Meer, MD

Senior Scholar

Aabed Meer, MD is an incoming Partner at Questa Capital and serves on the medical faculty at Stanford University.  Previously, he was a founding member and Director of Martis Capital, as well as an investment professional at Capricorn Investment Group and New Enterprise Associates. More 

His investments include, U.S. Medical Management (acquired by Centene), HealthPlan Services (acquired by Wipro), Centria Healthcare (acquired by TH Lee Partners), Altruista Health, HeartFlow, and Epic Systems. He has worked closely with portfolio companies to execute on strategic growth plans, expand customer relationships, and recruit several C-level executives over the years.

Prior to his tenure as an investor, he worked on health economics issues at Kaiser Permanente and the U.K.'s National Health Service. His research has been presented before the U.S. Congress in support of healthcare innovation.

He received an AB from Harvard University, as well as an MD and MBA from Stanford University, where he served on a committee of the university’s Board of Trustees.


Barak Richman, PhD, JS, MA

Visiting Scholar

Barak Richman, a Visiting Scholar at CERC for 2019-2021, is the Edgar P. and Elizabeth C. Bartlett Professor of Law and Business Administration at Duke University. 

Barak Richman’s primary research interests include the economics of contracting, new institutional economics, antitrust, and healthcare policy. More  His work has been published in the Columbia Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law ReviewLaw and Social Inquiry, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and Health Affairs.  In 2006, he co-edited with Clark Havighurst a symposium volume of Law and Contemporary Problems entitled "Who Pays? Who Benefits? Distributional Issues in Health Care,” and his book Stateless Commerce was published by Harvard University Press in 2017.

Richman represented the NFL Coaches Association in an amicus curiae brief in American Needle v. The Nat’l Football League, which was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in January 2010 and again in Brady v. The Nat’l Football League in 2011.  His recent work challenging illegal practices by Rabbinical Associations was featured in the New York Times. His work is available at http://ssrn.com/author=334149.

Richman also is on the Health Sector Management faculty at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and is a Senior Fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics. He won Duke Law School's Blueprint Award in 2005 and was named Teacher of the Year in 2010. 

Richman has an A.B., magna cum laude, from Brown University, a J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied under Nobel Laureate in Economics Oliver Williamson. He served as a law clerk to Judge Bruce M. Selya of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and from 1994-1996 he handled international trade legislation as a staff member of the United States Senate Committee on Finance, then chaired by Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan.


Vicky Woo, MD

Clinical Instructor

Dr. Victoria Woo is an OBGYN with a special interest in delivering effective, satisfying and high value care within OBGYN.   Her work at CERC includes understanding and promoting innovative care delivery models for prenatal and postpartum care.  She is also associate fellowship director for the CERC design fellowship. More 

Throughout her training she has had a strong interest in research and women’s health; first as an undergrad at Swarthmore College and then in medical school at Stanford.   She spent a year as a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellow in Kisumu, Kenya, studying low cost delivery of cervical cancer screening and treatment in an HIV clinic.  This fellowship helped shape Dr. Woo’s strong interest in improving quality, access and system innovation in healthcare.  She did her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of California, San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente Oakland.  She first came to CERC as a design fellow, where she and her team designed an innovative model to reduce healthcare spending and improve patient outcomes and satisfaction in maternity care.   She now works at CERC as research faculty and practices clinically at Kaiser Permanente.


Roger Bohn, PhD

Senior Scholar

Walter De Brouwer, PhD

Senior Scholar

Walter De Brouwer is a co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer at doc.ai. He is a senior scholar at Stanford University School of Medicine CERC and chief executive officer of xy.ai, a Harvard spin-off that uses satellite data to map the impact of the exposome, exposures an individual encounters in their lifetime, on human health.  More Walter was previously a founding member of Scanadu, which later relaunched as InuiHealth, a consumer-medical device maker that obtained its 510K FDA clearance for its mobile urine test for UTI, kidney disease, and pre-gestational diabetes.

Additionally, Walter is currently chair of the IEEE-SA IC19-004-01 - Synthetic Control Arms division with real-world data, and a member of the following organizations: RDSC, the ROCHE Data Science Coalition; Anthem’s Digital Leadership; TED; and American Mathematical Society. 

He holds a master’s degree in Formal Linguistics from the University of Ghent, Belgium and a Ph.D. in Computational Semantics from the Catholic University of Tilburg, the Netherlands. His current interests include 5G Cognitive Radio, TinyML, Quantum Computing, Federated Edge Learning, and Information Theory.


James Gillespie, MA, PhD

Industry Affiliates Advisor

James is passionate about the application of advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, and big data to address challenges and opportunities for companies and organizations in the biopharmaceutical, healthcare, medical, and technology sectors. More 

He is lead author of the recent book Patient-Centric Analytics in Health Care: Driving Value in Clinical Settings and Psychological Practice published by Rowman & Littlefield. In collaboration with several physicians, he is leading work on a new book AI and Machine Learning: Revolutionizing the Future of Healthcare and Medicine.

His education includes Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, MA, PhD; Harvard University School of Law, JD; Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy, MPA; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BS; Carnegie Mellon University Heinz School; and Rand Graduate School.


Sachin Jain MD, MBA

Senior Scholar

Sachin (pronounced SUCH-in) H. Jain, MD, MBA is President and CEO of SCAN Group and Health Plan, where he is charged with leading the organization’s growth, diversification, and emerging efforts to reduce healthcare disparities.  SCAN’s revenues top $3.4B and the organization serves 220,000 patients.   More 

Previously, Dr. Jain was President and CEO of CareMore and Aspire Health, innovative care delivery systems with > $1.6B in revenues serving 200,000 Medicare and Medicaid patients and 2500 associates in 32 states. He pioneered the first clinical program in the world focused on social isolation. Dr. Jain is also an adjunct professor of medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine and a contributor at Forbes. 

Prior to joining CareMore, Dr. Jain was global Chief Medical Information & Innovation Officer at Merck & Co. He contemporaneously served as an attending physician at the Boston VA-Boston Medical Center and a member of faculties at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Business School.  From 2009-2011, Dr. Jain worked in leadership roles at the US Department of Health and Human Services, where he was senior advisor to the administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  Dr. Jain was the first acting deputy director for policy and programs at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). He also served as special assistant to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.  

Dr. Jain is a respected thought leader in health care delivery. He is regularly recognized as a “Top 50 Most Influential Clinical Leader” and “100 Most Influential People in US Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare. In 2018, LinkedIn named him its top voice (#1) for healthcare.

Dr. Jain graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a BA in government and continued on to earn his MD from Harvard Medical School and MBA from Harvard Business School.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of Abode Hospice and and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  He trained in medicine at the Brigham and Women's Medicine and Harvard Medical School, earned his board certification from the ABIM, and continues to practice medicine.  He is co-founder and co-editor-in-chief of the Elsevier journal Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science & Innovation and is an elected member of the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI).   He is an Aspen Institute Health Innovator’s Fellow and a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow.  

Born in 1980, he is a native of New Jersey, but presently resides in Los Angeles, California.


Jeffrey Jopling, MD

PAC Research Fellow

Feng (Vankee) Lin, PhD, MB, RN

Visiting Associate Professor

Dr. F. Vankee Lin is the Wilson Professor in the University of Rochester, and a tenured associate professor in Nursing, Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Neurology, and Brain and Cognitive Sciences. She is splitting her research effort between two worlds: translational neuroscience and implementation. More 

In terms of translational neuroscience, her lab studies the function and structure of the human brain in healthy young adults, healthy older adults, and individuals at different stages of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as their behaviors. The lab pursues two lines of research: (1) to identify neurobiological mechanisms that protect behaviors against brain aging or Alzheimer’s pathology; (2) to develop interventions based on these mechanisms to help slow the progress of dementia. Her lab is one of the nation’s leading research labs on non-pharmacological intervention development addressing brain aging, such as cognitive training, non-invasive brain stimulation, biofeedback/neurofeedback training. Both lines of research require AI methods (a.k.a. computational neuroscience) – human brain data is multi-dimension and multi-modality, and linking these data to human behaviors is complicated. The lab has access to the MRI, PET, MEG, EEG data of over 100k individuals, and uses AI methods that are explainable to specify mechanisms and personalize interventions. 

In her technology implementation and dissemination world, she is the Director of Research for the center for data science and health at University of Rochester. The center has full access to EHR data and patients of the local health system. This center builds diagnosis, prediction, and monitoring models for health conditions using traditional AI approaches (esp. deep learning, sometimes combined with NLP), and directly embeds and test them in EHR systems using a “rapid learning cycle” approach.


Keith Marton, MD, FACP

Adjunct Professor

Keith Marton, MD, FACP, has over 40 years of experience in nearly all aspects of American healthcare. His education includes a BA in psychology from Stanford University, an MD from Stanford, a residency in Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital and Stanford Medical Center.  He is board certified in Internal medicine.  More Additional training included 2 years in the Epidemic Intelligence Service (a branch of the CDC) and completion of a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholarship. After spending a number of years  in academia—Stanford (Asst. Professor), Harvard (Assoc. Professor), UCSF and OHSU (Professor ).

Dr. Marton held leadership roles in several health systems, including Chief of Graduate Education and Research for Catholic Healthcare West (now Dignity Health) , VPMA for St. Mary Medical Center in SF, and CMO for Legacy Health System and Providence Health & Services. He has extensive experience in clinical redesign, clinical quality improvement, physician integration, medical staff relations, technology assessment, leadership development, and strategic planning.  He retired from full-time work in late 2010 and runs his own consulting company. Two of his major clients are the Stanford Clinical Excellence Research Center (Adjunct Professor) and the Health Management Academy, where he is an Executive in Residence. His major activities for these two organizations involve physician leadership development and spread and adoption of best clinical practices. He is also on the boards of the California Foundations (all California medical groups that are part of the Providence St Joseph Health System), the American Unity Insurance Company, and one biotech company (Precision Image Analysis).


Ronald Paulus, MD, MBA

Senior Scholar

Ronald A. Paulus, MD, is President and CEO of RAPMD Strategic Advisors, providing advisory services to health system Boards, CEOs, technology companies and others. He also serves as an Executive in Residence with General Catalyst. He has served on numerous diverse Boards, including a public company, private equity More  backed enterprises, health systems and academic institutions.

Dr. Paulus also is the immediate past President and CEO of Mission Health, a $2 billion integrated health system serving all of western North Carolina. Before joining Mission Health, Dr. Paulus was Chief Administrative and Chief Innovation Officer for Geisinger Health System. Prior to joining Geisinger, Dr. Paulus was co-founder, President and later CEO of CareScience, Inc. (a NASDAQ company), later acquired by Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC;) providing an analytics platform to support health systems’ quality and efficiency improvement work used today by nearly 1,000 hospitals nationwide.

Dr. Paulus received his MD degree from The School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and his MBA, concentration in healthcare management, and BS in Economics from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He has published peer-reviewed book chapter and journal articles (including in the Annals of Internal Medicine, New England Journal of Medicine and Health Affairs), and speaks regularly on the topics of health care quality and efficiency, innovation, physician and health system leadership and new models of care. Dr. Paulus has testified before both the US House (on the 340b Drug Program) and the US Senate (the Stark and anti-kickback laws) and he has been named one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders several times, and was recently among the Top 15 on that list.


Henrik Toft Sørensen, MD, PhD

Senior Advisor of Clinical Research and Epidemiolgy

Professor Henrik Toft Sørensen is Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Chair of the Department of Clinical Epidemiology at Aarhus University, Denmark. He is furthermore Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at Boston University and Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.    More  He has been affiliated with Stanford University since 2013.

Professor Sørensen has trained at several major Danish hospitals and acted as a clinician until 2005. He is an MD and has a PhD in health services research, a doctoral degree in clinical epidemiology, and is doctor of science in cancer and cardiovascular epidemiology. He is furthermore a specialist in internal medicine and Hepatology. He has also worked as a physician in Norway and Sweden.

Professor Sørensen has more than 25 years of experience in clinical and epidemiological research. His main interests are a) Determinants of long-term prognosis for chronic diseases, in particular the clinical pathways and the interaction between multiple chronic diseases, complications and outcome, b) Observational studies of safety of medical interventions and treatments, c) Methods in clinical epidemiology – use of routine health care data and large datasets, and d) Cardiovascular and cancer epidemiology.

Moreover, Professor Sørensen is Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Epidemiology.


Vittivat (Tor) Termglinchan, MD


Dr. Vittavat (Tor) Termglinchan is an Instructor at the Clinical Excellence Research Center at Stanford University. He is very passionate about elderly care and health innovations to better the care of older adults and to reduce caregiver burden. He will utilize his expertise to conduct translational research on using computer vision technology to More  continuously detect seniors’ behaviors and provide the corresponding descriptive analytics. The ultimate aim is to allow older adults to extend their capacity to live at home, improve their quality of life, and avoid unnecessary and costly relocations into institutional care.

Dr. Termglinchan completed his medical training from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand in 2013, graduating with first-class honors. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in 2016, his residency in 2019, and Geriatric Medicine fellowship in 2020, all at the Stanford University School of Medicine.


Wing Hang (Venus) Wong, PhD

Design Fellow

Venus Wong completed her training at the MIND Institute at UC Davis, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and University of Kentucky. She is a clinician with a strong interest in developmental disorders (DD) and increasing access to services for children with DD globally.  More During her training, Venus encountered many children in need who do not have sufficient access to quality support and observed the detrimental impacts of a fragmented healthcare system on families.

Drawing insights from her clinical work, Venus conducted research on clinical processes, online support, and active mechanisms of treatment. She believes that technology is a critical means to bring true value to families and narrow the gap between clinical practices and research. Lately, she and her collaborators worked on a prototype that aims to

automate parts of the post-diagnostic support for children with DD in order to bring timely, cost-effective, and actionable support at families’ fingertips.

Venus joined CERC to further her passion in creating true value at family and system levels and hopes to bring new ideas and innovation to low-resource areas.


Affiliated Scholars

Myra Altman, PhD

Affiliated Scholar

Dr. Myra Altman is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the VP of Clinical Care at Modern Health. Myra received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis where her research focused on the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity.      More  This sparked an interest in the structural factors that influence personal health and well-being, including how the workplace can promote or hinder well-being.

She has spent a decade providing evidence-based therapy for anxiety, depression, and health concerns and is passionate about how to ensure these approaches are scaled across populations.

Myra completed a fellowship in value-based healthcare at Stanford Clinical Excellence Research Center where she focused on understanding how best to improve quality of care while ensuring sustainable costs for the "Late Life" population. She brings all of these perspectives to her role as VP of Clinical Care at Modern Health, a mental health benefits platform, where her team oversees the care model and triaging, the quality of the coaching and therapy network, digital content and tools, as well as research and outcomes.

Myra grew up in South Africa, went to cooking school before college and remains passionate about food, and is an aspirational runner and gardener.


Kendell Cannon, MD

Affiliated Scholar

Dr. Kendell M. Cannon is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stanford University’s School of Medicine and Chief Medical Officer at Pine Park Health. She is an innovator of clinical care and leader in identifying and scaling innovative care models.

Fellowship trained at Stanford’s Clinical Excellence Research Center    More  in Healthcare Design and Innovation and Board-certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Cannon actively provides clinical patient care and teaches trainees about value-based care, design-thinking in medicine, and person-centered care. She has presented an alternative payment model for CAPABLE in Washington D.C. and has previously served as a Hospice Medical Director, Chief Clinical Officer, and a Founding Medical Director and PACE Physician. She has spent a decade providing evidence-based therapy for anxiety, depression, and health concerns and is passionate about how to ensure these approaches are scaled across populations.



Sirina Keesara, MD

Affiliated Scholar

Sirina Keesara grew up in California, attended UC Berkeley, where she earned a bachelors in Anthropology, and then continued her education at UC San Francisco where she completed medical school. During medical school she took a two-year leave of absence to work with a start-up maternity hospital, Jacaranda Health, in Kenya.  More There, she was inspired by the health center's human centered design, which she applied as she developed their contraception services. After returning from Kenya she completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology training at University of Chicago. Now, she is excited to return to the Bay Area to continuing developing health services that improve experiences for patients.


Chuan-Mei Lee, MD, MA

Affiliated Scholar

Dr. Chuan-Mei Lee received her BA in Human Biology and MA in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University. After college, she spent a year studying rural-to-urban migration experiences among migrant women in Beijing, China as a Fulbright Scholar. She then went on to medical school at Harvard and recently completed her More  residency in general psychiatry and her fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at UCSF.

Chuan-Mei became interested in systems of care in medical school when she helped establish integrated mental health care services in a student-run primary care clinic. Her current clinical and research interests include integration of mental health services in non-psychiatric settings, such as pediatric primary care and school settings. She is excited to join CERC to gain experience in value-based health care delivery innovation. She hopes to go on to a career in academic child and adolescent psychiatry and implementation science to improve mental health care services for children and adolescents. In her spare time, she enjoys learning new skills, such as skiing and scuba diving.


Clare Purvis, PsyD, MS

Affiliated Scholar

Danielle Rochlin, MD

Affiliated Scholar

Dr. Danielle Rochlin is a native Californian who was born and raised in Pacific Palisades, CA. She then migrated east where she graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in Molecular Biology and certificate from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. More  While at Princeton, she was a Global Health Scholar and received top honors for her senior thesis on vaccine development and health policy. She received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha.

Danielle is currently a resident in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford. Her recent research interests include improving outcomes in breast cancer reconstruction through the application of new technologies and biologics, and enhancing care for burn patients by optimizing health care delivery models. Her interests also include international surgical volunteerism, healthcare consulting, half marathons, and skiing. She is excited to further her passion for innovative patient care and health systems reform through exploring the complex problems that challenge our healthcare system as a CERC fellow.


Sarah Rosenbaum, MD, MPH

Affiliated Scholar

Sarah Rosenbaum studied neuroscience as an undergraduate at Brown University. She worked in cancer biology research prior to attending medical school. She received her MD and MPH from New York University and completed a residency in adult psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently completing a fellowship in child and More  adolescent psychiatry at Stanford. She is interested in young child mental health, preventative medicine, public and global health, and systems of care.


Courtenay Stewart, MD

Affiliated Scholar

Brian Brady, MD

Affiliated Scholar

Brian Brady studied liberal arts and biology at the University of Delaware, prior to completing his medical school training in Philadelphia, at Jefferson Medical College.  He remained in Philadelphia to pursue his internal medicine residency at Temple University. More 

It was out of this residency training, during which he cared primarily for an underserved, urban patient population that his interest in population health, and public policy grew. During his chief residency year at Temple, this interest further developed as Brian spent much of his time designing improved healthcare delivery programs and working with multidisciplinary hospital teams to implement them. He came to Stanford to pursue a research fellowship in nephrology, and recently completed his first clinical year. He is excited to combine his passion for patient care with his interests in population health and health system innovation as a CERC fellow.


Andrea Jonas, MD

Affiliated Scholar

Dr. Andrea Jonas is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine at Stanford University. She completed her undergraduate studies in chemistry and physics at Harvard University. She completed her undergraduate studies in chemistry and physics at Harvard University.    More  She received her MD from Johns Hopkins University, where she stayed on to complete residency training in internal medicine on the Osler Medical Service.

She pursued fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Stanford University, where she additionally completed a research fellowship in health care innovation and systems design as part of the Clinical Excellence Research Center. Her research interests include integrating technological innovations into healthcare system practices to improve delivery of pulmonary and ICU services.


Lironn Kraler, MD

Affiliated Scholar

Lironn Kraler completed her internship training at the safety-net county hospital Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, followed by residency and fellowship training in Vascular Neurology at Stanford Hospital and Clinics. It was during her clinical training that she was exposed to the scale of impact caused by neurologic injury, and the differences in More  personal and community variables that shape the quality of care and clinical outcomes. With recognition to the enormity of the medical ecosystem, she became interested in working on large scale creative solutions to meet the needs of patients with neurologic disability who are especially vulnerable to fragile systems of care and often underserved by the system at large. Her other clinical interests include acute stroke care, general neurology and medical education. In her free time, she enjoys being with family and friends, nurturing an ever-growing collection of cookbooks (but mainly using online recipes), and remembering to water her herb garden.


Stephanie Peters, PsyD, MS

Affiliated Scholar

Dr. Stephanie Peters is a former Stanford CERC fellow (2016-2017 prescription medication team), clinical psychologist, and the founder of WellRoo. Prior to launching WellRoo, she was the Behavioral Medicine Director for Carium, a digital health startup, where she worked closely with product and engineering teams.     More  Clinically, she focuses on evidence-based child behavioral health treatment approaches and enjoys identifying solutions to healthcare’s biggest challenges. She is especially grateful to be a part of CERC and the CERC mission to lower the cost of great health.

Stephanie completed her psychology internship training at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and clinical postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford Children's Health/Stanford Medicine. Stephanie joined CERC to build upon her interest in designing and implementing high value interventions that have the potential to dramatically improve quality of care while also decreasing avoidable spending for an entire population. 


Francesca Rinaldo, MD, PhD

Affiliated Scholar

Dr. Francesca Rinaldo is a physician-scientist with a background in basic/translational research, clinical research and healthcare delivery innovation. She is a surgical resident at Stanford University, and an Affiliated Scholar at the Stanford Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC). More 

Francesca completed a BA in Public Policy Analysis at the University of Chicago and an MD, PhD dual-degree at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. In 2017-2018, she completed the Healthcare Design Fellowship at the Stanford Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC). As a design fellow, Francesca and her team designed a care delivery model for the "Late Life" population, with a focus on improving the quality and cost of care for the vulnerable, frail elderly. The Late Life Care Model has been recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst.

Upon completing the fellowship, she remained at CERC as an Associate Director for the Healthcare Design Fellowship and served as a Clinical Lead for the Stanford CERC Partnership for AI-assisted Care (PAC). At PAC, she co-led a team of computer scientists and clinicians in a study examining the application of computer vision deep-learning algorithms to detect patterns of mobility in critically ill patients, and how these patterns drive post-ICU clinical outcomes. This work was published in Nature Digital Medicine in March of 2019.

Her clinical interests are in surgical critical care, end-of-life care, and the impact of loneliness, social isolation and other key social determinants on the health of the rapidly aging global population. She is passionate about exploring novel applications of computer vision and artificial intelligence for improving the quality, cost and accessibility of healthcare.


Claudia Scheuter, MD

Affiliated Scholar

Claudia Scheuter studied medicine at Bern University and completed residency training in internal medicine at the University Hospital of Bern, Switzerland. She currently works as an attending physician and enjoys teaching and supervising residents and medical students on the wards of general internal medicine, hemato-oncology, More  respiratory medicine and the emergency department at University Hospital of Bern, Switzerland.

Claudia brings 9 years of clinical experience in hospital medicine in Switzerland, working in diverse care settings and fields; such as general internal medicine, hemato-oncology, palliative medicine, nephrology/dialysis, respiratory medicine and emergency medicine. During this time, she encountered many instances in which fragmented care and mal-aligned incentives in the Swiss healthcare system negatively affected patients, caregivers, insurers and society. These experiences motivated her to get involved in health services research and to learn more about health policy. Her research has focused on medical practice variation, namely by examining regional variation of procedures of controversial clinical benefit in Switzerland using nation-wide hospital databases. Claudia looks forward to joining CERC in its efforts to promote high value health care systems and to hopes to advance health system innovation in Switzerland upon her return.