CERC Team - Staff & Advisors
Administrative Staff & Advisors
Laurie held various editorial positions at newspapers, online publications, and specialty magazines, covering the rise of the dot com era for The New York Times, nytimes.com, and the San Jose Mercury News. Though a Californian at heart, Laurie recently spent several years in Savannah, Georgia, where she worked as a consultant to nonfiction book authors, taught adult ed, and learned to shrimp. Her favorite editorial collaboration is a forthcoming book about the health impact of loneliness. Laurie lives with her family in San Rafael, Ca., and writes about California politics and culture for Alta Magazine.
She also serves as Research Steward for multiple ongoing CERC projects, ensuring their scientific integrity. Previously she was statistician and co-investigator on evaluations of multi-component, evidence-based health risk prevention programs, including many school-based programs, at the nonprofit organization ETR (Education, Training and Research). These evaluations employed group-randomized, quasi-experimental and observational study designs. Dr. Glassman has led several grants to study how to improve self-report outcome measures and how to identify more nuanced risk classes for trials of prevention interventions with youth, with a focus on teen pregnancy and HIV/STI prevention. Prior to joining ETR, Dr. Glassman worked at Columbia University School of Social Work with Dr. Steven Schinke in the field of drug and alcohol use prevention in youth. During this time she also conducted clinical social work with victims of traumatic events such as sexual assault. Prior to her work at Columbia Dr. Glassman worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center as a biostatistician, where she first became interested in psychosocial and quality of life outcomes within a healthcare setting. She received her PhD in statistics from Northwestern University and her MSW from Columbia University.
Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH), a national employer coalition dedicated to improving value for purchasers and consumers of health care. He advised PBGH and its member companies on health care performance measurement and policy issues and served as PBGH’s representative on regional measurement collaboratives and national policy-making bodies. Prior to joining PBGH in 1995, David was Vice President with International Severity Information Systems, Inc., a medical severity indexing software and consulting firm. From 1978 to 1993, David held a variety of senior management positions at Stanford University and Stanford University Medical Center. He served on the Board of Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) from 1994-2006. David was educated at Harvard (A.B. in Biology) and Stanford (M.S. in Statistics and Ph.D. in Operations Research). He was co-recipient of the 1981 Lanchester Prize awarded by the Operations Research Society of America for best publication in operations research.
and effective management. As CEO of The Public Library of Science (PLOS), Peter led the organization to sustainability, with nearly $50 million in annual revenue. At CERC, Peter advises on organizational structure, communications, and strategic planning. Peter is the author of two books on internet-based media and the advent of the web within corporations.
role by providing support to Dr. Milstein as well as general operational support to CERC management. She ensures administrative functions run smoothly and transparently. Susan came to CERC with a diverse background in administration work, most recently in Intellectual Property Law. Susan received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
intelligence, and big data to address challenges and opportunities for companies and organizations in the biopharmaceutical healthcare, medical, and technology sectors. 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.
with Partnership in AI-Assisted Care (PAC) projects and Bright Spots Research to identify and support the development of cost-effective methods of care delivery. Prior to joining CERC, Sara has worked with health-oriented NGO's and social enterprises in South-East Asia and Central America to support technical research and conduct project evaluations. She also has experience as an EMT-B and CPR/First Aid instructor.
fellowship year. Prior to CERC, she was an intern at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) in their Lean Promotion Office. During her time at PAMF she gained experience in internal consulting to improve care quality, supporting lean improvement events, and coaching front line staff through improvement efforts. Zoe holds her Bachelors in Health Science with a concentration in hospital administration, and a minor in business administration from California State University, Chico.
including, strategic planning, program development, financial management, and human resource management to ensure business standards and objectives are met. Prior to CERC, Jennifer was with the University of Washington School of Dentistry RIDE program, focused on training dentists for practice in rural and underserved communities throughout the Pacific Northwest. She also has extensive management experience as the Director of Merchandising for Starbucks Coffee Company. Jennifer received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Welfare/Psychology with an emphasis in Public Health from the University of California Berkeley.