CERC Team - Affiliates & Advisors
Jason Bae, MD, MBA
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.
Sabrina Braham, MD
Sabrina Braham is a pediatric physician, advisor and innovator who believes in the power of collaboration to shepherd our healthcare system through the technological transformation. Dr. Braham completed her training at Stanford Children’s Hospital in 2009 and spent More 12 years in community practice in Silicon Valley, leading her clinic’s COVID response in 2020. This experience highlighted for her the challenges of a fossilized healthcare delivery system, leading her in search of innovative care models and broader impact in child health. She completed the Stanford Biodesign Faculty Fellowship in May 2022 where she developed a tech-enabled pediatric asthma solution and currently advises pediatric digital health companies and child health-focused non-profits. In addition to her role as Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine where she attends at Gardner Packard Children’s Health Clinic, Dr. Braham serves on the Digital Health Task Force and SCH Health Information Management Committee.
Chris DeRienzo, MD
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, More value-based care, continuous improvement, 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.
Jill Glassman, MSW, PhD
Dr. Jill Glassman serves as senior biostatistician for multiple ongoing CERC projects focused on bright spots research to identify high-value practitioners. She helped establish and maintains multiple data partnerships for CERC including curated Medicare claims data More from Clarify Health Solutions, and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s national claims database as part of their Alliance on Health.
She works on projects examining patterns of behavioral health service utilization and cost, and measuring quality and cost of total knee replacements at the surgeon level. She also is a senior program evaluation specialist at VA Palo Alto’s Program Evaluation and Resource Center (PERC). There she collaborates on projects to understand trends in substance use disorders, pain and opiate use, and outcomes and costs of models to address these trends. She also collaborates on efforts to tailor, implement, and evaluate national predictive analytics programs under VHA’s Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.
Previously, she worked at the national non-profit organization etr.org, collaborating with multi-functional teams within and outside of the organization, on federally-funded evaluations of behavioral health interventions for youth using clustered designs, self-report measures, and multilevel analysis. During that time she also obtained grant funding to conduct secondary analyses of integrated datasets across multiple evaluations with the goal of improving study design parameters and outcome measurement.
Dr. Glassman also worked as a biostatistician at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 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
David Hopkins, MS, PhD
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 More national panels, including as a charter member of the 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 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. More
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.
Amy Lu, MD, MPH
Dr. Amy Lu is UCSF's Chief Quality Officer (CQO). Her work is focused clinical redesign and pathways across the continuum of care that are high-value and patient-centered. As a member of the Chief Clinical Officer team, the Chief Quality Officer (CQO) leads More UCSF Health’s efforts to measure and improve the quality of care UCSF provides through collaboration and partnership with operational, clinical, and departmental leaders and teams. In addition to the quality and safety departments, the CQO will have oversight for Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Prevention (HEIP), Risk Management, Clinical Document Integrity, the UCSF Health Equity team, and the physician experience team, all of which are integral to improving the care.
Dr. Lu received her BA in cultural anthropology and molecular biology from UC Berkeley, MD from UC San Francisco, and MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed her residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a fellowship at the NIH Clinical Research Training Program. Dr. Lu began her professional career at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center caring for adult and pediatric patients at their main hospital and Harlem locations while working on quality and safety initiatives. During her time at Stanford, Dr. Lu has focused on clinical effectiveness, health equity, and efficiency. Her teams’ work on multidisciplinary clinical pathways across the continuum led to significant improvements, including reductions in mortality, complications, readmissions, and length of stay. In recent years, her efficiency efforts have extended to her work as Physician Advisor for utilization management. In the medical school, Dr. Lu has been dedicated to mentoring residents, medical students, and faculty in quality, helped establish improvement and teamwork programs, and developed the anesthesiology perioperative medicine service. Dr. Lu created and co-chairs the Stanford Medicine Health Equity Committee, a top priority at UCSF Health.
Keith Marton, MD, FACP
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 More Stanford Medical Center. He is board certified inInternal medicine.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).
Michele Nelson, RN, MS, PhD
Over the past 2 years, Michele devoted her research experiences to contributing to the gaps in longitudinal prospective More research among older adult populations with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and their study partners as an Interprofessional Polytrauma and TBI research fellow at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.Additionally,
Stephanie Peters, PsyD, MS
Associate Fellowship Director
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 More engineering teams. 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.
Henrik Toft Sørensen, MD, PhD
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 and he included in Highly Cited Researchers list from Clarivate Analytics (ranked in the top 1% by citations)
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 More expertise to conduct translational research on using computer vision technology to 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.
Roger Bohn, PhD
Roger Bohn is an expert in high-tech and international manufacturing, the electronics industry and the data storage industry. He often serves as a consultant to industry in the areas of manufacturing ramp-up, process improvement, product development and organizational More management. He posts to the “Art and Science in Technology” blog, looking at how technologies evolve and why it matters.
Bohn has published articles in a variety of management and academic journals, including Harvard Business Review, IEEE Transactions and Management Science. He also co-authored two groundbreaking books, “From Filing and Fitting to Flexible Manufacturing” (2005) and “Spot Pricing of Electricity” (1988) and his book in progress is titled “From Art to Science in Manufacturing.”
Molly Coye, MD, MPH
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, More in partnership with a Network of more than 30 large health systems. 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.
A Jay Holmgren, PhD
A Jay Holmgren, PhD, is a Senior Advisor at CERC, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco in the Department of Medicine and the Center for Clinical Informatics and Improvement Research (CLIIR), as well as a faculty More affiliate at the UCSF Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute and the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies.
A Jay is an expert on the use of information technology in health care delivery. His research focuses on the impact of information technology on patients, clinicians, and health care organizations. He uses econometric and informatics methods to identify strategies to improve the quality and experience of care using digital tools. His recent work includes using electronic health record (EHR) data to measure physician work, productivity and decision-making, evaluating the adoption and impact of interoperable data exchange across care delivery organizations, and assessing the impact of public quality reporting on EHR-based clinical decision support to improve patient safety for medication orders. His research has been published in a variety of leading clinical, health policy, and informatics journals, including JAMA, Health Affairs, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, and the American Journal of Public Health.
A Jay received his Masters degree in Health Informatics from the University of Michigan, and his PhD in Health Policy with a concentration in Management from Harvard University and Harvard Business School.
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
Sachin 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 More 220,000 patients.
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.
Peter V. Lee, JD
Peter V. Lee, JD is a Senior Scholar with CERC working both with Stanford and other CERC-affiliated academic and health care organizations across the nation to distill and disseminate innovations that lower the cost of clinically excellent care.
His focus is on translating research findings by CERC and other sources into public and private sector actions that improve the value of health care in the United States.
Peter is the immediate past and founding Executive Director of Covered California, where he oversaw all aspects of the largest state-run individual marketplace in the nation from its inception in 2011 to 2022. Before joining Covered California, Peter served in the Obama Administration at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, where he helped establish the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) and was the Director of Delivery System Reform for the Office of Health Reform for the Health and Human Services agency, where he coordinated delivery reform efforts for Secretary Sebelius including preparing of the National Quality Strategy.
Before joining the Obama Administration, Peter led the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH), served as the Executive Director of the Center for Health Care Rights, a consumer advocacy organization based in Los Angeles where he established the Health Rights Hotline, and was the Director of Programs for the National AIDS Network.
Peter received his law degree from the University of Southern California and his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
Victoria Liou-Johnson, PhD
Dr. Victoria Liou-Johnson received her BA in American Literature and completed minor coursework in American Indian Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. There, she became steeped in social justice, diversity, and equity More issues as a student of Oakes College at UCSC. After graduation, she worked in pharmaceutical and medical device research. These experiences motivated her to pursue a master’s program with the intention of applying to medical school afterwards. She enrolled in the Master of Science in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Gerontology at Notre Dame de Namur University and found a passion for clinical neuropsychology. Subsequently, she earned a PhD in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology at Palo Alto University.
During her PhD, Victoria gained clinical and research training experience at Kaiser Permanente, UCSF, and VA Palo Alto. She then completed her internship at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in integrated primary care and neuropsychology, where she gained first-hand experience working with underinsured and uninsured peoples in a primary care setting. She then went on to her clinical residency at the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System where she worked in the outpatient PTSD clinic, community living center, and in outpatient neuropsychology. After residency, she returned to primary care and once again worked with underinsured, uninsured, predominantly indigenous patients, before returning to research as an advanced research fellow at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare Systems’ Polytrauma Department.
Victoria’s most recent research has been focused on racial/ethnic and gender differences in outcomes and health equity in traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients, as well as the biopsychosocial and neural mechanisms involved in the sequelae and treatment of TBI. Her research utilizes interdisciplinary collaboration (e.g., neuroscience, neuroimaging, physical and rehabilitation medicine, neurosurgery, social work) and non-invasive neuromodulation techniques (e.g., transcranial magnetic stimulation, virtual reality) to explore these topics. As a researcher and clinical practitioner, she is particularly interested in the translational implications and accessibility of her research to improve current treatments and outcomes for TBI in underserved populations.
Victoria also maintains a small private practice, focused on trauma treatment in indigenous and underserved populations. In addition to clinical and research work, she also enjoys mentoring graduate students from underrepresented groups through various professional societies and through adjunct teaching in clinical psychology graduate programs. Victoria is excited to continue her focus on health equity and social justice issues by being part of the CERC and contributing to solutions for more equitable and affordable healthcare for traditionally underserved populations.
Aabed Meer, MD
Aabed Meer, MD helps build healthcare companies 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 More New Enterprise Associates.
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.
Ronald Paulus, MD, MBA
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 More numerous diverse Boards, including a public company, private equity 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.
Barak Richman, PhD, JD, MA
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 More research interests include the economics of contracting, new institutional economics, antitrust, and healthcare policy. His work has been published in the Columbia Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Law 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.
Nicholas Stine, MD
Nicholas Stine, MD, is a physician executive with more than a decade of experience leading population health strategy and value-based care transformation in large health systems. He is currently the enterprise Senior Vice President for Population Health at CommonSpirit, one of the largest nonprofit health system More s and Medicaid providers in the United States. Dr. Stine’s team is accountable for 2.7 million attributed lives and $14 billion in total medical spending managed by integrated delivery networks across 21 states. The CommonSpirit Population Health team leads key priorities to expand care for vulnerable populations and address health inequities, including national initiatives to address addiction and other chronic diseases, health-related social needs, and to advance innovative care models.
Previously, Dr. Stine was the founding Chief Medical Officer for the New York City Health + Hospitals Accountable Care Organization (ACO) – the nation’s most successful safety-net ACO – and a primary care physician at Bellevue Hospital. Under his leadership, the public ACO successfully reduced costs and improved quality in all 9 of its performance years, generating over $40 million in Medicare savings to reinvest in primary care and prevention initiatives.
Dr. Stine is a practicing primary care internist in San Francisco, and clinical faculty at St. Mary's Medical Center and the University of California San Francisco. His prior work spans the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, including positions with the US House Of Representatives, the City of Philadelphia, and the Maryland Department of Health. Dr. Stine has written on medicine and public health in prominent journals such as NEJM, JAMA, and Health Affairs. He was elected Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine in 2015, and named to the Crain's New York "40 Under 40" list in 2016. He trained in Internal Medicine at Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. During his training, he did clinical work in Philadelphia, Boston, New York, the Indian Health Service, Botswana and Haiti. He received his MD from Penn as a Gamble Scholar, and graduated from Dartmouth College as a Watson Scholar.
Jiayin Xue, MD, MPH
Dr. Jiayin Xue is a pediatrician with a strong interest in value-based care delivery and population health management. Prior to collaboration with CERC, she was a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group where she engaged in More organizational strategy work across a number of sectors including healthcare, social impact, and financial services.
She completed her residency training at the Massachusetts General Hospital and currently practices clinically at The Permanente Medical Group. She has experience in both basic science and public health research, and she has also worked and published with the World Health Organization's health systems and policy research group during her medical training. Dr. Jiayin Xue received her M.D. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her M.P.H. degree with a concentration in Quantitative Methods from the Harvard School of Public Health. She also received her B.S. with Highest Distinction and Highest Honors in Chemistry and minors in English and Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Myra Altman, PhD
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
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 More Excellence Research Center 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.
Samira Daswani, is an entrepreneur working at the intersection of design, healthcare and technology. Using the power of human-centered design, she has tackled some of the most pressing problems of our generation - oncology, mental health, isolation and burnout. More
Ms. Daswani is currently the VP of Product at Visby Medical - a diagnostics company that designed and launched the first single-use PCR device. The first 2 products are for covid-19 and sexual health. Over the past decade, Samira has built a portfolio of products and companies that she has launched. As a part of Accretive, Samira played an instrumental role in the launch of 2 separate companies across the fashion and healthcare industry. While at Stanford, together with a group of talented individuals, Samira co-founded a venture that helps individuals better manage their emotional wellbeing. Her career started as a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company. She earned a Master's degree in Design at Stanford University, a bachelor’s degree in biological engineering and art history from MIT and Wellesley College respectively.
On the personal side, Samira is a breast cancer survivor. Outside of giving back to the cancer community, she is an avid scuba diver, a red belt in taekwondo, and enjoys sketching on the weekends.
Jeffrey Jopling, MD
Dr. Jeff Jopling has been selected as one of the recipients of the 2019-20 Arnold P. Gold "Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award." The Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes outstanding humanistic teaching residents as identified by our clinical medical students based on their exceptional teaching skills and More commitment to the compassionate treatment of patients and families, students, and colleagues.
Jopling completed his surgical residency May 2020 and is also now Stanford's Surgical Critical Care Fellow
Kyung Mi Kim, PhD, RN
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 More hospitals and patients. 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 works 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.
Chuan-Mei Lee, MD, MA
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.
Clémence Mainpin, M.P.A
Clémence Mainpin, M.P.A., a 2021–22 French Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice, is a project manager for the French Ministry of Health where she designed and drove implementation of several public healthcare policies, including the national strategy for telemedicine with new pricing prototypes, the public hospital reform law that More reorganized the 891 public hospitals into 135 public hospital trusts and the national experimentation framework.
Improving and transforming health systems has always been the main driver of her professional path. She first led transformation on the ground level, within a university hospital where she began her career as Head of Performance, Head of Finances and Deputy Director of Maternity Services.
She truly has an innovative nature. She implemented design thinking methods into public authorities practices. She co-founded the program called HOSPITALENTS dedicated to promote intrapreneurship within public hospitals through hackathons. She is also highly concerned by empowerment issues. She takes part to a national incubator for project holders to provide every health professional a robust infrastructure to develop a prototype and make a proof of concept for any kind of organizational innovation.
She is a passionate believer in information transmission and sharing, which is why she notably lectures at the EHESP School of Public Health that every French Public Hospital Director has to graduate from. She is also a founding member of the University of Change Management, a public/private project to drive pragmatic reform in the healthcare system
Clémence graduated from McGill University (2006), from Sciences Po Paris (2008) and from the French School of Public Health (2011). She also holds a certification in advanced management from ICN Business School (2012).
Clémence currently conducts a research project on intrapreneurship and excubation models. She studies how transforming caregivers’ employees into entrepreneurs, through intrapreneurship programs.
Clare Purvis, PsyD, MS
Dr. Clare Purvis is a licensed clinical psychologist and Director of Behavioral Science at Headspace. Her work is focused on using technology to support people in living full and vital lives. Dr. Purvis is an expert in the design and evaluation of digital mental health interventions. More
At Headspace, Dr. Purvis leads the Science team, which is responsible for integrating behavioral science into company operations at scale and partnering with external researchers to advance the science of digitally-delivered mindfulness meditation. She also leads clinical strategy and service delivery for Headspace Health, a subsidiary digital health business supporting people living with chronic illnesses. Prior to joining Headspace, Dr. Purvis led clinical product innovation at Lantern, a venture-backed digital mental health startup.
In 2017, Dr. Purvis founded the Women Entrepreneurs and Leaders Lab (WELL), the first organization dedicated to supporting women scientists in digital health. WELL supports women clinicians and scientists at all stages of their careers by providing opportunities to develop deeper connections with peers and mentors in digital health. The leadership team hosts workshops and informal networking events for everyone interested in learning about the clinical side of digital health.
Dr. Purvis was a CERC healthcare design fellow from 2018-19, where she and her team developed a technology-enabled, value based care model for integrated primary care delivery. Dr. Purvis continues to study uses of technology to make great healthcare more affordable as a CERC Affiliated Scholar. She received her BA in Psychology and International Studies from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and her PsyD in Clinical Psychology from the PGSP-Stanford Consortium.
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. 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.
Claudia Scheuter, MD
Dr. Claudia Scheuter is an internist with a decade of clinical experience in hospital and emergency medicine and currently serves as a scientific advisor to the Federal Office of Public Health of Switzerland. In this role, she is launching an initiative to monitor and improve the appropriateness More of medical care in Switzerland.
Claudia received her MD at Bern University and completed residency training in internal medicine at the University Hospital of Bern, Switzerland. Working as an attending, she witnessed how fragmented care and mal-aligned incentives negatively impact patients and caregivers. This motivated her to get involved in health services research at Bern University Hospital, where she examined the regional variation of procedures using a nation-wide hospital database. Her work resulted in several peer-reviewed publications.
Claudia joined CERC as a design fellow in 2017 to improve value in caring for medically complex patients with low socio-economic status and/or mental illness. Claudia and her team discovered how well-performing health care systems understand social determinants of health and transform this understanding into practical innovations in health care and social services, often in collaboration with policymakers.
After completing her fellowship at Stanford, Claudia joined UC Berkeley School of Public Health to pursue an MPH degree with a specialization in Epidemiology.
Courtenay Stewart, MD
Dr. Courtenay Stewart is a psychiatrist and a medical director at the Clinical Design Lab at One Medical. Her work focuses on designing and implementing innovative care models, often with a focus on technology and musculoskeletal care. In her clinical practice, Dr. Stewart treats patients with More musculoskeletal, spine and neurological conditions.
Dr. Stewart was a Clinical Excellence Research Center healthcare design fellow from 2018-19, where she and her team researched cost-saving technologies and developed a tech-enabled primary care model. Dr. Stewart served as a fellowship mentor to CERC's 2019-2020 fellows and continues to study technology and value-based care innovation as a CERC-affiliated scholar. Dr. Stewart received her BA in Human Biology at Stanford, her medical degree from Touro University-CA and completed her medical residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Stanford.
Prior to pursuing a career in medicine, Dr. Stewart trained on the Canadian Olympic Synchronized Swimming team and competed at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.
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. 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.
Eyal Cohen, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Eyal Cohen co-founded the Complex Care Program in the Division of Pediatric Medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children, where he is Program Head of Child Health Evaluative Sciences in the Research Institute. Dr. Cohen spent 2015-2016 at CERC as a Commonwealth Fund-Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement Harkness Fellow. More He is a Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and co- Director of the Leong Centre for Healthy Children at the University of Toronto.
Eugene Hsu, MD
Dr. Eugene Hsu is a physician leader focused on aligning incentives for better and more efficient care delivery. Eugene has 18 years of experience in healthcare organizations innovating in value–based care including academic medical centers, health systems, government, and technology More companies serving large payers and purchasers. Eugene was a CERC fellow leading our musculoskeletal care research portfolio including our largest clinical trial Spine Pain INtervention to Enhance Care Quality And Reduce Expenditure (SPINE CARE). Currently, Eugene is focused on enabling better care at a lower cost using technology.
Outside of CERC, Eugene works with technology companies enabling better care at a lower cost. He is currently the Head of Healthcare for RapidSOS focused on improving the emergency care delivery system and he was formerly the Chief Medical Officer at Vim a technology company working with healthcare payers and employers to direct patients to high quality high efficiency physicians. Previously, Dr. Hsu led national patient safety initiatives at Johns Hopkins and the CMS Innovation Center and is a published author in multiple peer reviewed academic journals. Dr. Hsu is dual board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and trained at Johns Hopkins Medicine, OHSU, Dartmouth.
Andrea Jonas, MD
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 More Harvard University. 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.
Sirina Keesara, MD
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.
Lironn Kraler, MD
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.
Scooter Plowman, MD, MBA, MHA
Dr. Scooter Plowman is a physician leading clinical strategy and innovation at Verily Life Sciences, an Alphabet company. He has previously led digital medicine innovation, digital endpoint development, medical affairs, clinical and commercial strategy and evidence generation within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and More medical device sectors. He trained in Ux design and population health management as a 2016-'17 Stanford CERC Design Fellow.
Scooter earned his MD, MBA, and s Masters in Healthcare Administration from the University of Kansas; he pursued residency training at both the Mayo Clinic and at Intermountain Healthcare. He graduated from Oxford University earning a MSc in Diagnostic Imaging after triple-majoring in Neuroscience, Geography, and Latin American Studies at BYU. He speaks Portuguese & Spanish and enjoys adventure tourism, hiking, and racquet sports with his wife and six kids.
Francesca Rinaldo, MD, PhD
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.
Sarah Rosenbaum, MD, MPH
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. More She is currently completing a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Stanford. She is interested in young child mental health, preventative medicine, public and global health, and systems of care.
Wing Hang (Venus) Wong, PhD
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.