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Dr. Bhatt serves as Chief Medical Officer at American Hospital Association. Dr. Jay Bhatt served as Chief Health Officer at the Illinois Hospital Association. He most recently served as Managing Deputy Commissioner/Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer for the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH). In this role he oversees policy, planning, public relations, quality improvement as well as innovation. His visions is to bring together health systems, community based organizations, the private sector and CDPH to advance population health using big data, predictive analytics and tech innovation. Dr. Jay Bhatt is a National Health Service Corps Scholar and a Geriatrician from University of Michigan. He completed an internal medicine residency at Cambridge Health Alliance, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School where he was a clinical fellow. In 2012. He graduated from the University of Chicago in 1999 with a degree in Economics. In 2008, Dr. Bhatt received both his medical degree from the PCOM, and his Master in Public Health degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. In 2012 he received his Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government as a Zuckerman and Commonwealth Fund Minority Health Policy Fellow at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Press is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Section of Hospital Medicine at the University of Chicago. Her work primarily focuses on improving patient-centered education for underserved patients with chronic disease and limited health literacy through novel interventions in the community and hospital settings targeted at both patients and clinicians. Dr. Press earned degrees in public health and medicine from the University of Michigan, and completed her residency in the combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics program at the University of Chicago. During her Hospitalist Scholars fellowship, Dr. Press led the development and implementation of the Chicago Breathe Project that provided inhaler education for 5 Chicago residency programs and 2 community sites serving minority patients with funding from the American College of Physicians Foundation. As part of the Robert Wood Johnson Finding Answers Disparities Research for Change project, she led a systematic review of interventions that aim to improve health disparities and care for minority populations with asthma. She completed work funded by an institutional KM1 on the comparative effectiveness of educational strategies (intensive “Teach to Goal” vs. brief in-person or video education) designed to improve hospitalized patients' ability to self-manage their asthma and COPD through promoting correct use of respiratory inhalers. She has since received an NIH K23 to continue this work and expand it to examine the utility of video module education for inhaler use. In addition to this work, Dr. Press is also conducting health literacy work, in which she has found that a non-trivial number of patients have poor vision, a risk that is increased in older patients, which also increases risk of worse self-management of chronic disease.