Kavita Patel, M.D., M.P.H., is a nonresident fellow at the Brookings Institution and a primary care physician in Washington DC. She advises health care technology and services organizations through New Enterprise Associates and is an advisor to the Bipartisan Policy Center. She is a member of the Department of Health and Human Services Physician Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee. Previously, she consulted for biopharmaceutical companies, directed the health policy program at the New America Foundation, and served in the Obama administration as director of policy for the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement in the White House. She is a practicing physician with health care policy experience in the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, where she was deputy staff director for health under Senator Edward Kennedy. She was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and is a Society of General Internal Medicine Advisory Board Member for the National Commission on Physician Payment Reform. She received her M.P.H from the University of California, Los Angeles and her M.D. from University of Texas Health Science Center.
Harold L. Paz
Harold Paz M.D., is executive vice president and chancellor for health affairs at The Ohio State University and chief executive officer of The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. Before joining Ohio State in June 2019, he was executive vice president and chief medical officer at Aetna, where he led clinical strategy and policy at the intersection of all of Aetna’s domestic and global businesses. He reported to Aetna’s chairman and CEO, and was a member of its executive committee. Prior to joining Aetna, he served as president and CEO of the Penn State Hershey Health System, senior vice president for health affairs at the Pennsylvania State University and dean of its College of Medicine for eight years. Before his appointment at Penn State, he spent 11 years as dean of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Group. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Chest Physicians. He is currently on the board of Research America. He is past chair of the board of directors of the Association of Academic Health Centers and a former board member of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and chair of the AAMC Council of Deans. He has served on a number of corporate and scientific boards in the healthcare and biotechnology field. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester, a master of science in life science engineering from Tufts University and his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed his residency at Northwestern University, where he served as chief medical resident. He was a Eudowood Fellow in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins Medical School. In addition, he was a postdoctoral fellow in environmental health science at Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.
Deborah Schrag, M.D., is medical oncologist and a health services researcher at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She is chief of the Division of Population Sciences and a professor at Harvard Medical School. She is a clinician with longstanding focus on gastrointestinal cancers, particularly colorectal cancer. She is currently the Principal Investigator of the PROSPECT trial, a National Cancer Institute phase III clinical trial in locally advanced rectal cancer. Prior, she practiced medical oncology in the Division of Gastrointestinal Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where she was also an Associate Member and Associate Professor of Public Health and Medicine. Dr. Schrag is a fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, an elected member of the Association of American Physicians and an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association. She received her M.D. from Columbia University and M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Ya-Chen Tina Shih
Ya Chen Tina Shih, Ph.D., is professor at the Department of Health Services Research at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She is also Chief, Section of Cancer Economics and Policy, Department of Health Services Research at the university. She applies methods of health economics, health services research, and pharmacoeconomics in medical research, in particular cancer research. She studies the diffusion of new medical technologies among various patients/provider subgroups and/or geographic areas, examines the impact of new technologies on the outcomes and costs of cancer care, and conducts methodological research on the analysis of medical cost data. She is currently working on several funded studies, including research that examines the costs, outcomes, and utilization patterns of new oncologic technology for cancer treatment, evaluates economic implications of targeted oral chemotherapy drugs, and develops novel statistical methods to estimate and project cost trajectories for cancer patients. Other ongoing research includes the assessment of the cost-effectiveness of cancer screening strategies and behavioral interventions. She is associate editor of Journal of the National Cancer Institute, and is on the editorial board of Value in Health, PharmacoEconomics, and Journal of Oncology Practice. She is a member of the American Cancer Society Guidelines Development Workgroup and was a member of the National Cancer Policy Forum at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
Kenneth Silverman, M.S., is director of packaging technology, global technical operations at AstraZeneca. He manages a team of engineers responsible for commercializing innovative, standardized, sustainable commercial package systems for protein-based therapeutics including monoclonal antibodies, antibody drug conjugates, mRNA, DNA, Enzymes, Gene therapy and Cell therapy. He entered biopharmaceutical research and development over two decades ago as a lab manager for developing packaging systems for new protein-based therapeutics at Schering-Plough. He moved into medical device research and development at Merck Research Laboratories focusing on design control methodologies to assess and mitigate risk and ensure optimal device packaging system development from prototype to a commercially scalable device design for biologics. In 2012, he moved out of research and development into technical operations at Bristol Myers Squibb where he developed packaging, scaled up manufacturing and commercially launched Immuno-Oncology therapies including Opdivo, Yervoy and Empliciti. At Bristol Myers Squibb, he advanced from principal engineer to associate director where he harmonized and standardized Bristol Myers Squibb’s global packaging footprint for biologics. Ken Joined AstraZeneca in January 2018 where he is responsible for all biological packaging from late stage new molecular entities to commercialized products including Imfinzi, Fasenra, and Lumoxiti. He is currently responsible for assuring uninterrupted supply of protein-based therapeutics with a focus on optimal package design, excellence in manufacturing, harmonization, interchangeability, sustainability and simplicity. He is the single patent holder for a senior friendly single dose dispensing package (WO2009149267). He received his Masters and Bachelor of Science in Packaging Science degrees from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Holly Taylor, Ph.D., M.P.H., is a research bioethicist in the Department of Bioethics, Clinical Center, at the National Institutes of Health. She was formerly Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Core Faculty of the Berman Institute of Bioethics. She has served on the Institutional Review Boards of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine as well as IRBs in the government and private sector. Her primary interests are research ethics, local implementation of Federal policy relevant to human subject research, and qualitative research methods. She earned a Ph.D. in Bioethics and Health Policy from the Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, a M.P.H., from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and a B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University.
Jonathan Watanabe, Pharm D., Ph.D., is associate professor of Clinical Pharmacy in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of California San Diego. His research at UC San Diego focuses on pharmaceutical economic policy and health outcomes to improve health at the population level by examining how to improve medication-related health outcomes, particularly for the elderly and underserved populations. He served as an investigator and fellowship director for the San Diego Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program. He is a clinical consultant for the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Clinic in San Diego, California. He was the inaugural recipient of the University of Washington/Allergan Global Health Economics and Outcomes Research Fellowship. He serves the California State Legislature as a faculty content expert for the California Health Benefits Review Program and was a member of the advisory group on pain assessment and management standards for long-term care organizations for The Joint Commission. He is a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist. He received a B.S. in Zoology from the University of Washington, a Pharm D. from the University of Southern California, a M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Washington. He was the past recipient of the third NAM Fellowship in Pharmacy and is currently an inaugural Scholar in the NAM Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine program.
Alastair J. Wood, MB C, FRCP
Alastair Wood, M.D., is Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University. Previously, he was assistant vice chancellor for Clinical Research and associate dean of Vanderbilt Medical School. He has served as professor of Medicine and professor of Pharmacology at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York and has served on a number of editorial boards. He was a member of the New England Journal of Medicine editorial board, served as the Drug Therapy Editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, and on the editorial board of the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and the Scientist. He has previously served on the editorial boards of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics and Biopharmaceutics and Drug Disposition. He authored the chapter in Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine on Adverse Drug Reactions from the 9th through the 15th edition. He received his medical degree from St Andrew’s University and Dundee Medical School in Scotland. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.
K. Robin Yabroff, Ph.D., is an epidemiologist and Senior Scientific Director, Health Services Research at the American Cancer Society. She also serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, the Johns Hopkins University and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. Prior to joining the Surveillance and Health Services Research Program at the American Cancer Society, she held positions within the Office of Health Policy, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) in the US Department of Health and Human Services, the Health Services and Economics Branch of the National Cancer Institute, and the faculty of the Lombardi Cancer Center, Georgetown University. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, a founding member of the editorial board of the Journal of Cancer Survivorship, and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Oncology Practice. She served as a guest editor for the Medical Care journal supplement, Health Care Costing: Data, Methods, Future Directions, and the Journal of the National Cancer Institute journal supplement, Comparing Cancer Care and Economic Outcomes Across Health Systems: Challenges and Opportunities. She holds an M.B.A from the University of Rochester and her PhD in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
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