Notes on Contributors

Mary Ann C. Bautista, MS, is a research associate in the Signature Research Programme of Health Services and Systems Research at Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore. She received her master of science degree from the National University of Singapore Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, working in the area of integrated care and the assessment of measurement properties of instruments. Her current research involves health services research and improving health care delivery for the elderly population.

Ezra Dessers, PhD, is an assistant professor and a senior researcher at the Centre for Sociological Research of the KU Leuven, Belgium. He is the project manager of Cortexs, a multidisciplinary research project on integrated care in Flanders, Belgium. Dessers is also involved in the scientific support of the Flemish Care Living Labs program. He holds a master’s degree in sociology (KU Leuven, 1992), an advanced master of urbanism and spatial planning degree (KU Leuven, 1993), an advanced master of information technology degree (Hasselt University, 2000), and a PhD in social sciences (KU Leuven, 2012). Dessers has extensive experience in research, consultancy, and project management in the field of workplace innovation, organizational design, interorganizational networks, and information technology.

John A. Graves, PhD, is assistant professor at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he holds appointments in the Department of Preventive Medicine and the Department of Medicine. Graves’s interdisciplinary research spans the intersection of health economics and health care policy, with a focus on the development, implementation, and evaluation of health care reforms at the state and federal level. Graves is a graduate of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. He holds a PhD in health policy from Harvard University and is the recipient of fellowships and awards from the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, the National Institute on Aging, the National Bureau of Economic Research, the American Statistical Association, and the National Academy of Social Insurance.

Mark Hellowell, PhD, is senior lecturer in global public health policy at the University of Edinburgh. His research focuses on public-private sector interaction in health, and he acts as an advisor to the House of Commons Treasury Committee and the World Bank on related issues. He holds an MSc in public policy, an MSc in finance, and a PhD in health policy.

Yee Wei Lim, MBBS, PhD, is an associate professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health. He received his medical training (MBBS) from the NUS and a PhD in health services research from the UCLA School of Public Health. His areas of research are the evaluation of integrated care systems and global health. Lim’s recent projects include the evaluation of a public-private partnership patient-centered medical home in Singapore, the measurement of care integration in Singapore’s Regional Health Systems; examination of a multisector integrated care system in the Philippines to improve primary care; and a systematic evaluation of social entrepreneurs’ role in global health. Lim co-led the NUS Improvement of Healthcare in Asia Leadership Development Program. Before joining NUS, Lim worked as a health policy researcher at the RAND Corporation in the United States. He has published in Nature, JAMA, and Annals of Internal Medicine.

Pranita Mishra, MPP, is a senior consulting data analyst at Kaiser Permanente. She was previously a health policy data analyst in the Department of Health Policy at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and research analyst at Public Consulting Group in Nashville, Tennessee. She holds an MPP from Johns Hopkins University.

Robert A. Nathenson, PhD, MSc, MSE, is a postdoctoral researcher and fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He received his PhD in sociology and master’s degree in appliedmath and statistics from Johns Hopkins University in 2014. He also holds an MSc from the University of Oxford, England. His active areas of health research include access to and utilization of care by minority and mental health populations, the provision of charity care by nonprofit hospitals, health insurance networks, and provider response to state and federal policy reform.

Milawaty Nurjono, MPH, is a research associate in the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research at the National University of Singapore Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health. Nurjono completed her master in public health degree from the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and is a recipient of the National Medical Research Council Research Fellowship, Singapore. Her research interests are integrated care and health services research. In her current appointment, Nurjono is primarily working on the measurement of integrated care and the evaluation of the National University Health System Regional Health System in Singapore.

Madeleine Phipps-Taylor, MEng, was a 2014-2015 Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice based at the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. Previously, as senior policy advisor in the prime minister’s office, she advised UK Prime Minister David Cameron on the NHS, public health, adult social care, and life sciences. Other past positions have included consultant at the Boston Consulting Group and strategy advisor at the Care Quality Commission, England’s regulator for health and care services. Her research interests include the design of health care systems, incentives, regulation, and quality. She received her master’s of engineering degree from the University of Oxford in biomedical engineering with economics and management.

Karin Rhodes, MD, MS, is professor of emergency medicine and psychiatry and vice president for care management design and evaluation in the Office of Population Health Management at Northwell Health, with adjunct appointments at the Perelman School of Medicine and Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. A former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar, her research focuses on developing effective patient-centered responses to health-related social problems impacting individual and public health. Her interest in assuring linkage of vulnerable patients to appropriate resources has resulted in high-profile studies using simulated patient methodology to measure access to care. In her current role, she is responsible for developing and testing system-level interventions designed to improve the value of a health care visit.

Michael R. Richards, MD, PhD, MPH, is an assistant professor of health policy at Vanderbilt University. He received his MD and MPH degrees from the University of Illinois and completed his PhD training in health economics at Yale University. Prior to joining the Vanderbilt faculty, Richards was a postdoctoral researcher within the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania). His active research areas include topics on health care workforce, provider incentives and behavior, Medicare and Medicaid policy, and health insurance.

Brendan Saloner, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His research focuses on access to care for underserved populations, justice and resource allocation, and the impact of US health reform. Saloner holds a doctorate in health policy from Harvard University and was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2016-2017, Saloner is the Greenwall Anniversary Fellow in Bioethics at the National Academy of Medicine.

Stephen M. Shortell, PhD, MPH, MBA, is the Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management and codirector of the Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research (CHOIR) at the School of Public Health, and professor of organization behavior at Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. Trained as a behavioral scientist/organization theorist, Shortell is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. He has published extensively on the organizational correlates of quality of care, integrated delivery systems, community care networks, and accountable care and related organizations. He is currently conducting research on innovations in care delivery, the application of LEAN management principles in health care organizations, and patient activation and engagement.

Katherine E. Smith, PhD, MSc, MA, is a reader at the Global Public Health Unit in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on analyzing policies affecting public health (especially health inequalities) and better understanding the relationships between health research, policy, advocacy, and lobbying. She has recently brought much of this work together in a book, entitled Beyond Evidence Based Policy in Public Health: The Interplay of Ideas. This book is part of a new book series, Palgrave Studies in Science, Knowledge and Policy, which Smith coedits with Professor Richard Freeman.

Hubertus J.M. Vrijhoef, PhD, MA, is professor of health services research at the National University of Singapore. As principal investigator, he leads various studies, including redesigning health care at the National University of Singapore, substituting care between health care professionals at the Maastricht University Medical Centre, and the upscaling of integrated care at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels. He holds a master’s degree in health policy and management and a PhD in medical sociology.

Alexandra Wright, MSc, is currently a PhD candidate in international public health policy at the University of Edinburgh, where she is examining the local implementation of alcohol policy in Scotland and the ways local implementers use evidence in this process. Prior to commencing her PhD,Wright worked at the Centre for International Mental Health at the University of Melbourne, and at the World Health Organization in the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. She has a BA in health sciences from Simon Fraser University and an MSc in comparative social policy from the University of Oxford.

Volume 94, Issue 4 (pages 918–922)
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.12234
Published in 2016