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September 2017 (Volume 95)
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Grace Anglin, MPH, is a senior health researcher at Mathematica Policy Research. Anglin’s recent research focuses on health care payment reform, primary care transformation, and the coordination of physical and behavioral health care and social services. She served as a lead researcher for Mathematica’s evaluation of the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative and is currently serving in the same role for its evaluation of Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+). Anglin holds an MPH with a concentration in health policy and management and a certificate in global health from the University of Michigan.
Henri Bergeron, PhD, is a CNRS research fellow at the Center for Sociology of Organizations, Sciences Po, codirector of the Health Department of the Interdisciplinary Centre for the Evaluation of Public Policies, and scientific coordinator of the Chair in Health Studies, Sciences Po. He is director of the master’s program, Organizational Behavior and Human Resources, of the chair in the program, Digital Studies: Organizations and Public Policies, and of the executive master’s program, Management of Public Policies. He conducts research on public health and health care policies. His latest publications include articles in the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law and The Lancet. He holds a PhD in sociology.
Bryan Bollinger, MA, PhD, is an assistant professor of marketing at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He received his BA and BE in engineering at Dartmouth College, and his MA in economics and PhD in marketing at Stanford University. Bollinger’s research interests lie at the intersection of marketing, empirical industrial organization, and economic policy with an emphasis in the domains of energy, environment, and health. His research has been supported by grants from the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Canadian Institute of Health, and has appeared in multiple outlets including Marketing Science, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing, Quantitative Marketing and Economics, and American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. His work has been highlighted in major news outlets such as The Economist, NPR, The New York Times, and Harvard Business Review.
David Hammond, PhD, is an associate professor and CIHR Applied Chair in Public Health in the School of Public Health & Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. Hammond’s research focuses on population-level interventions to reduce chronic disease, primarily in the areas of tobacco control, obesity prevention, and substance use policy. Hammond has served as an advisor to the World Health Organization, as well as regulatory agencies and governments around the world on tobacco control policy. Hammond has also served as an expert witness on behalf of governments in Canada, the UK, Australia, and Uruguay in litigation launched by the tobacco industry. Hammond’s work has been recognized by awards from the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian Medical Association Journal, and the World Health Organization.
Erin Hobin, PhD, is a scientist in health promotion, chronic disease, and injury prevention at Public Health Ontario, with additional appointments in the Department of Nutritional Sciences and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Her research develops and evaluates population-level interventions for chronic disease prevention, primarily in the areas of healthy eating, physical activity, and alcohol control.
Panos Kanavos, PhD, is associate professor of international health policy at the London School of Economics (LSE) and deputy director of LSE Health. He has acted as an advisor to the European Commission, the European Parliament, the World Bank, the World Health Organization, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and the national health ministries of more than 20 countries.His research focuses on pharmaceutical economics and policy in high-income settings.
Mary L’Abbé, PhD, is the Earle W. McHenry Professor and chair of the Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Toronto, where she leads a research group on food and nutrition policy for population health. Her research examines the nutritional quality of the Canadian food supply, food intake patterns, and consumer research on food choices related to obesity and chronic disease. L’Abbé is a member of several committees of the World Health Organization (WHO), including the Nutrition Guidance Expert Advisory Group on Diet and Health and the Global Coordinating Mechanism for NCDs. She is the director of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Nutrition Policy for NCD Prevention. L’Abbé holds a PhD in nutrition from McGill University and has authored over 215 peer-reviewed scientific publications, book chapters, and government reports.
Kristie Liao is a second-year master in public policy candidate at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Prior to the Kennedy School, Liao worked as a research analyst at Mathematica Policy Research, where she evaluated multipayer initiatives to support primary care practice transformation. In addition, she studied Medicaid payment and delivery system reforms such as Medicaid accountable care organizations. Liao graduated from Princeton University with an AB from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Eli Liebman, MA, is a PhD candidate in economics at Duke University. His research interests include the fields of industrial organization and health economics.
Heather Manson, MD, is chief of health promotion, chronic disease, and injury prevention at Public Health Ontario and assistant professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.
Martin McKee, CBE, DSc, FMedSci, is professor of European public health and medical director at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, director of research policy at the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, and past president of the European Public Health Association. He has written extensively on health systems research and health in societies undergoing social, economic, and political transition.
Constance A. Nathanson, MA, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She has over 45 years of experience in research on sociological dimensions of health and health policy. Her work over the past 25 years has focused on the history, politics, and sociology of public health policy and policy change in the United States and in its peer developed countries. Publications include articles theorizing policy and policy change in public health from a sociological perspective, more substantive articles on tobacco and gun control policy, the role of social movements in policy change, and essays on health inequalities, as well as a book, Disease Prevention as Social Change (Russell Sage Foundation, 2007), that describes and interprets public health policy shifts across time in the United States, France, Great Britain, and Canada. France has been a particular focus of Nathanson’s recent work.
Jay G. Ronquillo, MD, MPH, MMSc, MEng, was the director of biomedical informatics at the National Center for Health Research at the time that this study was conducted and the articlewas written, and is now an assistant professor of biomedical informatics at the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. He earned his BS and MEng in electrical/computer engineering from Cornell University, his MD from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, his MPH in quantitative methods from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and his Master of Medical Sciences in biomedical informatics from Harvard Medical School, and completed a fellowship in biomedical informatics at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Laura C. Rosella, PhD, MHSc, is an assistant professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Rosella currently holds a Canada Research Chair in Population Health Analytics and appointments at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and Public Health Ontario. She has authored 100 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of public health, public health policy, and health services research. She specializes in population data sources, ranging from primary collected data to administrative data, and health and nonhealth data, as well as in designing new methods to use these data in innovative ways. Rosella has led the development of population risk tools to support health decision making. In addition, Rosella has developed a formal partnership with several health leaders across Canada, including local, provincial, and national health decision makers. Her recent focus is on linking prevention efforts to health system sustainability.
Jocelyn Sacco, PhD, is a senior health policy analyst at Cancer Care Ontario. She holds a PhD in nutritional sciences from the University of Toronto and has expertise in population-level dietary assessment and food fortification policy.
Laura L. Sessums, JD, MD, joined the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) as the director of the Division of Advanced Primary Care in 2013. At CMMI, she oversees the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) initiative, America’s largest multipayer initiative to improve primary care. Until it ended in 2016, she ran the CPC initiative, an early CMMI multipayer model to transform primary care payment and care delivery. Previously, she worked in academic medicine as a clinician-educator, mostly at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (as a civilian), where she served as the chief of the General Medicine Section. She is a practicing general internist.
Erin Fries Taylor, PhD, is the managing director of health policy assessment at Mathematica Policy Research. Taylor’s recent research focuses on primary care transformation and quality improvement, multipayer collaboration, and delivery system and payment reform. She has a particular interest in evaluating programs aimed at improving care for vulnerable populations. Taylor served as a coprincipal investigator on Mathematica’s evaluation of the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative and is the deputy director and a coprincipal investigator on its evaluation of the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+). Taylor holds a PhD from the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health and an MPP from its School of Public Policy.
Ha Tu, MPA, is a senior health researcher at Mathematica Policy Research. Her research focuses on qualitative analyses of changes taking place in the organization, financing, and delivery of health care at the local market level. She has led several projects analyzing the impact of delivery system reforms and disruptive innovations in health care. Besides working on the evaluation team for the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative, she is also engaged in helping to evaluate the CPC+ initiative. Tu holds an MPA degree from Princeton University.
Lana Vanderlee, PhD, is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto. She received a PhD in public health from the University of Waterloo. Her research broadly examines food environments and evaluates the impact of nutrition policies and interventions on health behaviors and outcomes, with a focus on food labelling.
Olivier J. Wouters, MSc, is a PhD candidate in health economics at the London School of Economics and a researcher at LSE Health. His interests include the pricing and reimbursement of medicines, availability and affordability of medicines, and quality of pharmacologic care. He has previously consulted for the World Bank, the World Health Organization, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. He holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and a BSc from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.
Diana M. Zuckerman, PhD, has been president of the National Center for Health Research (NCHR) since its founding in 1999. NCHR is a nonprofit think tank that focuses on quality of care issues such as the safety and effectiveness of medical products and services, and is located in Washington, DC. Prior to her current position, Zuckerman worked on health policy issues in the US Congress and Clinton White House, and for several nonprofit organizations. She started her policy career as a AAAS Congressional Science Fellow after serving on the faculty of Vassar College and Yale University, and as a researcher at Harvard University. She is currently on the board of directors of the Alliance for a Stronger FDA and the Reagan Udall Foundation.
Fei Zuo, MPH, is a statistical programmer at Everest Clinical Research and a part-time master’s student in biostatistics at the University of Toronto.
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