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Diane Rittenhouse, MD, MPH is a senior fellow at Mathematica and a professor of family medicine and health policy at University of California, San Francisco. She is nationally recognized for her research on innovations in primary care organization, delivery, finance and workforce—and her ability to translate this research into policy.
Dr. Rittenhouse has led many studies that have contributed to health care reform discussions. She was principal investigator for the evaluation of federal efforts to restore, expand, and improve primary care services in greater New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina and co-investigator on multiple large national studies of physician practices. She is principal investigator for the transitional program office to expand graduate medical education in California. She is also principal investigator for a qualitative study of high-performing physician-owned private practices.
Dr. Rittenhouse has published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and the New England Journal of Medicine and has been cited in The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and USA Today.
Dr. Rittenhouse received her MD from the University of California, Davis, and her MPH with an emphasis in health policy and management from the University of California, Berkeley. Before her medical training, she worked for the California Statewide Office of Health Planning and Development and for the deputy assistant secretary for health in Washington, DC.
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