Dr. Steven M. Teutsch - (Chair)
Los Angeles County Public Health
Steven M. Teutsch became the Chief Science Officer, Los Angeles County Public Health in February 2009 where he will continue his work on evidence-based public health and policy. He had been in Outcomes Research and Management program at Merck since October 1997 where he was responsible for scientific leadership in developing evidence-based clinical management programs, conducting outcomes research studies, and improving outcomes measurement to enhance quality of care. Prior to joining Merck he was Director of the Division of Prevention Research and Analytic Methods (DPRAM) at CDC where he was responsible for assessing the effectiveness, safety, and the cost-effectiveness of disease and injury prevention strategies. DPRAM developed comparable methodology for studies of the effectiveness and economic impact of prevention programs, provided training in these methods, developed CDC’s capacity for conducting necessary studies, and provided technical assistance for conducting economic and decision analysis. The Division also evaluated the impact of interventions in urban areas, developed the Guide to Community Preventive Services, and provided support for CDC’s analytic methods. He has served as a member of that Task Force and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force which develops the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services as well as on Americas Health Information Community Personalized Health Care Workgroup. He chaired the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics Health and Society, and served on the Evaluation of Genomic Applications in Prevention and Practice (EGAPP) Workgroup as well as IOM panels. Dr. Teutsch came to CDC in 1977, where he was assigned to the Parasitic Diseases Division and worked extensively on toxoplasmosis. He was then assigned to the Kidney Donor and subsequently the Kidney Disease Program. He developed the framework for CDC's diabetes control program. He joined the Epidemiology Program Office and became the Director of the Division of Surveillance and Epidemiology where he was responsible for CDC's disease monitoring activities. He became Chief of the Prevention Effectiveness Activity in 1992. Dr. Teutsch has published over 150 articles and 6 books in a broad range of fields in epidemiology, including parasitic diseases, diabetes, technology assessment, health services research, and surveillance.
Dr. Kevin Grumbach
University of California, San Francisco
Kevin Grumbach, M.D. is Professor and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He is Co-Director of the UCSF Center for Excellence in Primary Care and Co-Director of the Community Engagement and Health Policy Program for the UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute. His research on topics such as primary care physician supply and access to care, innovations in the delivery of primary care, and racial and ethnic diversity in the health professions have been published in major medical journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA and cited widely in both health policy forums and the general media. With Tom Bodenheimer, he co-authored the best-selling textbook on health policy, Understanding Health Policy - A Clinical Approach, and the book, Improving Primary Care – Strategies and Tools for a Better Practice, published by McGraw Hill. He received a Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Health Resources and Services Administration Award for Health Workforce Research on Diversity, and the Richard E. Cone Award for Excellence and Leadership in Cultivating Community Partnerships in Higher Education, and is a member of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Romana Hasnain-Wynia
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
Dr. Hasnain-Wynia is the Scientific Program Leader for Health Disparities Research at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Dr. Hasnain-Wynia joined PCORI from Northwestern University, where she directed the Center for Healthcare Equity and was Associate Professor at the Feinberg School of Medicine. Prior to her work at Northwestern, Dr. Hasnain-Wynia served as vice president of research for the Health Research and Educational Trust, the research and education affiliate of the American Hospital Association. Dr. Hasnain-Wynia has served as the principal investigator for a number of national studies examining quality of care for underserved populations. She also is a senior associate editor at the journal Health Services Research (HSR). She received her Ph.D. in health policy from Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management.
Dr. Jewel Mullen
Connecticut Department of Public Health
In December 2010, Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced his appointment of Dr. Jewel Mullen as Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH). As Commissioner, Dr. Mullen oversees the state’s leading public health agency whose mission is to protect and improve the health and safety of Connecticut residents. Prior to joining the Department, Dr. Mullen was Director of the Bureau of Community Health and Prevention at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH). While at MDPH, Dr. Mullen was the state’s Chronic Disease Director, and she served on the Massachusetts Health Care Quality and Cost Council’s Expert Panel on Performance Measurement. At Connecticut DPH she has led the agency’s creation of its first strategic map. In addition to identifying departmental priorities, the map has become the foundation for Connecticut’s public health performance improvement initiatives. Dr. Mullen serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) as the New England regional representative. She also chairs ASTHO’s Prevention Policy Committee. Recently, she was appointed to the CDC’s Advisory Committee to the Director Subcommittee on Health Disparities. Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Mullen received her Bachelor and Master of Public Health degrees from Yale University where she also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in psychosocial epidemiology. A graduate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, she completed her residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a Master in Public Administration degree from the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Dr. John Oswald
National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems
Dr. Oswald is Assistant Vice President for Research, National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems. He has had extensive experience as a public health and managed care leader and researcher with a successful track record that combines private sector, academic, and government experience. Before joining NAPH, he was a Senior Policy Analyst in the Office of Policy at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Before moving to Washington, he was Senior Director of Product Analytics at OptumHealth as part of UnitedHealth Group with responsibility for disease management and case management analytics. Prior to joining OptumHealth, he was the Director of the Center for Health Statistics at the Minnesota Department of Health, where he was responsible during 1993 through 2007 for community health assessment, vital statistics and health surveys. He was previously at HealthPartners, a large Minnesota-based health plan in strategic planning, medical management and research positions. He obtained a Ph.D. in Health Services Research at the University of Minnesota in 1999 and a Masters of Public Health from the University of Minnesota in 1984. He continues to serve as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Epidemiology and Community Health at the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, as well as Adjunct Faculty at the Jefferson School of Population Health in Philadelphia.
Dr. R. Gibson Parrish
Public Health Informatics Institute
R. Gibson Parrish is currently an independent consultant for the Public Health Informatics Institute. Previously, he was Adjunct Associate Professor of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School and Senior Public Health Scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He is co-author with Daniel Friedman of Shaping a Health Statistics Vision for the 21st Century, a report of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, and wrote the recently published article, Measuring Population Health Outcomes. While at CDC, he served in the Epidemiology Program Office and was responsible for overseeing notifiable disease surveillance. He also served in the National Center for Environmental Health, where with Dr. Roy Ing he created the medical examiner surveillance system. Two of the many CDC committees on which Dr. Parrish served were the Surveillance Coordinating Group and the Health Information and Surveillance System Board. He recently served as a member of the IOM's Committee on Leading Health Indicators for Healthy People 2020.
Dr. Gregory Randolph
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Greg Randolph, MD, MPH is Director of the NC Center for Public Health Quality and is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). Dr. Randolph has over 15 years of experience in quality improvement (QI) leadership, implementation and research. He is currently involved in a range of QI programs and projects, including leading a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funded project to create a statewide quality improvement infrastructure for the NC public health system, leading a national initiative to develop a web-based resource to assist public health professionals with implementation of evidence based strategies, and serving as a QI consultant for the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Community Pediatrics Training Initiative. He also helps lead the NC AHEC Statewide Quality Program. He currently provides QI expertise nationally via the American Board of Pediatrics' Maintenance of Certification Committee, the American Academy of Pediatrics' (AAP) Steering Committee for Quality Improvement and Management, the AAP Practice Management Online Editorial Advisory Board, and serves as Editor of the AAP Quality Connections Newsletter. He has published extensively on the application of QI and patient safety in health care and public health. Most recently he served as Guest Editor for the Jan/Feb 2012 Journal of Public Health Management and Practice devoted to quality improvement in public health. He has also served as QI faculty for the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality, the New York City Department of Health, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. He has assisted the RAND Corporation, UCLA, and Cincinnati Children's Hospital with various QI initiatives. Dr. Randolph received his MD/MPH degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and completed a General Academic Pediatric Fellowship and Preventive Medicine Residency at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Dr. Patrick Remington
University of Wisconsin
Dr. Remington is Professor of Population Health Sciences and Associate Dean for Public Health at the School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is nationally recognized for his work in applying epidemiology at the interface between science and practice—culminating in The County Health Rankings, a national program to engage communities in broad-based efforts to mobilize citizens toward actions that improve their health.
He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the UW with a degree in molecular biology (1976) and was an AOA graduate from the UW Medical School (1981). From 1982-88, he served in the U.S. Public Health Service at the CDC, where he was an EIS Officer, completed a Preventive Medicine Residency, and received his MPH (University of Minnesota) as part of CDC’s career development program. While at the CDC, he helped establish the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System now used in every state in the US. From 1988-97, he was the Chief Medical Officer for Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention in the Wisconsin Division of Health, where he developed and promoted evidence-based interventions in tobacco and breast cancer control, supported by grants from the CDC and the National Cancer Institute.
In July 1997, he joined the Department of Population Health Sciences at University of Wisconsin, where his research has focused on methods used to measure the health of communities and communicate this information to the public and policy makers. He is currently co-directing the RWJ-supported County Health Rankings, a project that ranks the health of the counties in all 50 states and examines strategies to improve population health. He has authored or co-authored over 220 publications, including the APHA textbook Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Control.
As a leader at the UW, Dr. Remington established the Population Health Institute, the Master of Public Health Program, and the Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Population Health Sciences Program. In 2009, he was appointed the inaugural Associate Dean for Public Health, and is leading an effort to establish the nation’s first “transformed school of medicine and public health” integrating public health throughout the school’s research, teaching, and service missions. He has received numerous honors recognizing his work, including his selection as the 2010 Langmuir Lecturer at CDC and his appointment to the DHHS Healthy People 2020 Federal Advisory Committee.
Dr. Jane E. Sisk
Institute of Medicine
Jane E. Sisk, Ph.D., is a Scholar-in-Residence at the Institute of Medicine, Board of Health Care Services. Before the IOM, she served as Director, Division of Health Care Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, the federal health statistical agency that is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from 2004 to 2011. That Division surveys physicians, hospitals, and other health-care providers on their organizational arrangements, patients, and clinical care. Since coming to the IOM, Dr. Sisk along with colleagues have drawn from those surveys to publish analyses of physicians’ adoption of electronic health records during the past decade, and are analyzing recent changes in physicians’ organizational and payment arrangements. She also served on the IOM Committee on Geographic Adjustment in Medicare Payment.
Dr. Sisk’s research has focused on interventions to improve the quality of care, especially to reduce disparities among population subgroups; evaluation of Medicaid managed care; and the cost-effectiveness of health care interventions, including pneumococcal and influenza vaccinations for elderly people. She was a tenured Professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Health Policy, from 1999 to 2009, and at Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, from 1992 to 1999. Before that, Dr. Sisk was a Senior Associate and Project Director at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. She has served on ten committees at the IOM, from vaccine development to telehealth, and is on three editorial boards. Dr. Sisk holds a Ph.D. in economics from McGill University, and a B. A. in international relations from Brown University. She has been elected a member of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences; a Fellow of AcademyHealth; and a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine.
Dr. Pierre Vigilance
The George Washington University
Dr. Vigilance is the Visiting Professor for Public Health Practice at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services since March 2011, he teaches and advises students, oversees the Practicum program, provides connectivity with local and regional public health practice activities. He serves on a number of committees, and is routinely engaged in business and strategic partnership development both locally and in the Caribbean. Formerly the Director of the District of Columbia’s Department of Health, when a new Mayoral administration took office in January 2011, Dr. Vigilance departed government service after almost a decade of local public health practice. During his time as the leader of the public health agency for the Nation’s Capital, he led the agency's promotion of health and wellness through innovative physical activity and nutrition projects such as community-level Ward Walks, the Healthy Corner Store Initiative, and Live Well DC. He also supported the development of an ongoing HIV testing, education, and prevention strategy including the Rubber Revolution. Under his leadership, the Department streamlined business processes, adopted a data-driven decision model, and integrated outcome-driven performance management into all practices and initiatives. His focus on "telling the story" led to the publication of the District’s first HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Reports; the Preventable Causes of Death Report (the first city-level report ever produced); the Obesity Report, and the Obesity Action Plan. Prior to his appointment in the District of Columbia, Dr. Vigilance served in public health leadership roles in Baltimore City and Baltimore County, Maryland. As Baltimore City's Assistant Health Commissioner, he directed an aggressive HIV outreach and education campaign “Live, Love, Be Safe” which resulted in increased awareness of HIV/AIDS in Baltimore City. He continues to serve as an advocate for expanded access to HIV testing, and de-stigmatization of HIV/AIDS, and participated in the 2010 International AIDS Society conference in Vienna, Austria. Trained in emergency response, his emergency preparedness policy and investigation experience includes Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Tuberculosis, H1N1, and multiple vaccination clinics, local/state preparedness exercises, as well as the public health planning for the 44th Presidential Inauguration. Before entering the government, his work focused on the development of a community-based substance abuse program along with other social justice oriented community-based interventions in East Baltimore. Dr. Vigilance received his Medical Doctor and Master of Public Health degrees from the Johns Hopkins University and is residency-trained in Emergency Medicine. In addition to George Washington, he has served on faculty at the Johns Hopkins, and Georgetown Universities. He is an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, an inductee of the Alpha chapter of Delta Omega at Hopkins, and a member of Leadership Greater Washington.