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.


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

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  More  skills and 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


Jia Li, PhD

Adjunct Professor

Jia Li is an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University in the School of Medicine. She is on the Admissions and Advisory Committee for Students and Alumni of the Master of Science in Clinical Informatics Management (MCiM),  a novel program at the intersection of Medicine, and Technology to grow the  future leaders to drive the transformation   More of health systems, life sciences businesses, start-ups, and healthcare-focused technology organizations.

In Healthcare, she is interested in how AI could improve the outcomes of patients. She is the Co-Founder of DawnLight, a cutting-edge technology company building an award-winning platform to solve today's greatest healthcare challenges. She was the Head of R&D at Google Cloud AI, the mission is to democratize AI and advance AI. Her org at Google focus on both research innovation to solve real world problems and developing the full stack of AI products on Google Cloud to power solutions for diverse industries.

Before joining Google, she was the Head of Research at Snap, leading the research innovation effort. She received her Ph.D. degree from the Computer Science Department at Stanford University. She was the leader of the OPTIMOL team, which won the first prize in the Semantic Robotics Vision Challenge sponsored by NSF and AAAI in 2007. She is part of the ImageNet team, which received the 2019 Longuet-Higgins Prize. She served as the Program Chair and Area Chair of several impactful AI conferences. She serves as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI). She also serves as an advisor to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). She was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2018. 


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,    More  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.


Henrik Toft Sørensen, MD, PhD

Senior Advisor 

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


Barak Richman, PhD, JD, 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  More  contracting, new institutional economics, antitrust, and healthcare policy.  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.


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.


Roger Bohn, PhD

Senior Scholar

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 management.  More 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

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,  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.



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.  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.


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,  More the aging population, and underserved 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. 


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.


Amy Lu, MD, MPH

Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Amy Lu's work is focused clinical redesign and pathways across the continuum of care that are high-value and patient-centered. In her role as the Associate Chief Quality Officer for Stanford Health Care and the Physician Advisor for Utilization Management for Stanford Health Care,  More  she works on clinical pathways and improvement initiatives that reduce inappropriate utilization and unwarranted clinical variation.

In the School of Medicine, Dr. Lu is the Vice Chair of Quality, Safety and Improvement in the department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Stanford, where she mentors and works with faculty and residents on quality and safety projects that improve perioperative care. Dr. Lu is passionate about health equity and social justice, and she also works in the care delivery system at Stanford Medicine to reduce health disparities for vulnerable populations.

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 practices anesthesiology and perioperative medicine at Stanford.


Aabed Meer, MD

Senior Scholar

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 New Enterprise Associates.   More 

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.


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.


Jiayin Xue, MD, MPH

Senior Scholar

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   More   engaged in 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.


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

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

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.


Claudia Scheuter, MD

Affiliated Scholar

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 of medical care in Switzerland. More  

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

Affiliated Scholar

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 musculoskeletal, spine and neurological conditions. More 

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

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.


Eugene Hsu, MD

Affiliated Scholar

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

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.


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.