Design Fellows

Myra Altman, PhD

Myra Altman grew up in South Africa and moved back to the US to attend college at Dartmouth, where she discovered a love for psychology. She went on to complete a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis and a clinical internship at VA Palo Alto Health Care System. Myra’s research and clinical work have focused primarily on health behavior change, and she is particularly interested in applying her background in psychology to innovate and implement systems changes that improve population health and wellbeing. Myra loves puns, hiking, traveling, and cooking, and particularly loves picking fruit and digging for clams!

Kendell Cannon, MD

A passionate climber, Dr. Kendell Cannon was drawn to the Wasatch Mountain Range and completed both medical school and her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Utah. Her interest in the outdoors led her to get involved with Wilderness Medicine of Utah where she helped train first responders and healthcare professionals in emergency care for the backcountry. After completion of her residency in 2014, Dr. Cannon worked as a Hospitalist at Intermountain Healthcare splitting her time between supervising/educating residents and medical students and directly providing patient care. Her experiences caring for a large number of elderly patients has instilled in her a deep interest in the aging process and how to better serve patients as they age. In addition to her work as a hospitalist, Kendell has worked to create and expand the palliative care services provided by IHC. She became a hospice medical director with Rocky Mountain Hospice to further pursue her interest in the subject. Through her myriad experiences caring for hospitalized patients, she has developed the strong belief that patients should have more say in the direction of their care and the ability to choose the quality of life that suits their goals. Kendell joined CERC because she is interested in designing healthcare systems that can better meet the needs of the elderly patient population that she serves.

Chuan-Mei Lee, MA, MD

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 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.

Danielle Rochlin, MD

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. 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.

Francesca Salipur, MD, PhD

I was born in Padova, Italy, and immigrated with my family to the United States in 1987. I grew up in Connecticut on the shores of the New England Sound, relocated to Rochester, Minnesota as a high school student, and then attended the University of Chicago as an undergraduate. My interests in Public Policy and Medicine began as an undergraduate, when I completed research projects in both the cultural policy and healthy policy fields. My interest in health policy led me to spend a summer volunteering for the Covering Kids and Families Program, which exposed me to the overwhelming need for affordable healthcare for underserved populations and inspired me to pursue a career in medicine. After spending two years preparing for medical school as a research assistant in a laboratory at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, I attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and completed an MD/PhD degree, with a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. My dissertation work focused on delineating the mechanism of action of a novel experimental cancer therapeutic called “XB05”. Today I am a second year resident in the Department of Surgery at Stanford. My current clinical interests include Surgical Critical Care, Surgical Oncology and Palliative Care. I am interested in learning to using technologic innovations to improve workflow efficiency and resource utilization to deliver high quality, low-cost surgical care, both in the US and in the developing world. In my spare time, I enjoy photography, gardening, downhill skiing and international travel. I am very much looking forward to being a CERC fellow this year, and hope to gain many new mentors and collaborators!

Claudia Scheuter, MD

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, 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.

Research Fellows

Nick Bott, PsyD

Dr. Nick Bott received his BA in International Relations at Stanford University focusing on the psychology of religious and political violence. His interests in the role of spirituality and psychological health led him to complete his M.Div., and subsequently served as an associate pastor for two years. He returned to the Bay Area for doctoral work in clinical psychology and neuropsychology at the PGSP - Stanford Consortium. Nick completed his clinical internship at the Palo Alto VA Health Care System as the resident neuropsychology intern.

As a clinician and clinical researcher Nick has trained at the Palo Alto VA, Stanford University School of Medicine, and UCSF. His dissertation, in partnership with Stanford's D.School, demonstrated the efficacy of an intervention to increase creative production, with concomitant gains in information processing. His research in older adult populations has focused on age-related and pathological cognitive decline and prevention through the identification of factors associated with successful cognitive aging trajectories, as well as the validation of digital assessments of cognition in clinical populations. He is excited by opportunities to translate cutting edge clinical research into scalable and affordable interventions to reduce cost and improve care for older adults experiencing cognitive decline.

Brian Brady, MD

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.

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.