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Dr. Chute is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Health Informatics, Professor of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing at Johns Hopkins University, and Chief Research Information Officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine. He received his undergraduate and medical training at Brown University, internal medicine residency at Dartmouth, and doctoral training in Epidemiology at Harvard. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Clinical Informatics, and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Epidemiology, and the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI); he is currently president of ACMI. His career has focused on how we can represent clinical information to support analyses and inferencing, including comparative effectiveness analyses, decision support, best evidence discovery, and translational research. He has had a deep interest in semantic consistency, harmonized information models, and ontology. His current research focuses on translating basic science information to clinical practice, and how we classify dysfunctional phenotypes (disease). He became founding Chair of Biomedical Informatics at Mayo in 1988, retiring from Mayo in 2014, where he remains an emeritus Professor of Biomedical Informatics. He is presently PI of the NCATS Translator TransMed grant, and Deputy Director of the CTSA program at Johns Hopkins. He has been PI on a large portfolio of research including the HHS/Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) SHARP (Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects) on Secondary EHR Data Use, the ONC Beacon Community (Co-PI), the LexGrid projects, Mayo’s CTSA Informatics, and several NIH grants including one of the eMERGE centers from NGHRI, which focus upon genome wide association studies against shared phenotypes derived from electronic medical records. He has been active on many HIT standards efforts and currently chairs the World Health Organization (WHO) ICD-11 Revision.
John E. McDonough, DrPH, MPA is a professor of practice at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health in the Department of Health Policy & Management. Between 2008 and 2010, he served as a Senior Advisor on National Health Reform to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions where he worked on the writing and passage of the Affordable Care Act. Between 2003 and 2008, he was Executive Director of Health Care For All, Massachusetts’ consumer health advocacy organization where he played a leading role in the passage of the 2006 Massachusetts Health Reform Law. From 1998 through 2003, he was an associate professor at the Heller School at Brandeis University. From 1985 to 1997, he was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives where he co-chaired the Joint Committee on Health Care. His articles have appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs and other journals. He has written: Inside National Health Reform in 2011 and Experiencing Politics: A Legislator’s Stories of Government and Health Care in 2000, both by the University of California Press and the Milbank Fund, and Interests, Ideas, and Deregulation: The Fate of Hospital Rate Setting in1998 by the University of Michigan Press. He holds a doctorate in public health from the University of Michigan and a master’s in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.
Kevin A. Schulman, MD, MBA serves as a professor of medicine at Duke University. At Duke, he is a faculty associate director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) at the School of Medicine. At 1200 faculty and staff, the DCRI is the country’s largest academic clinical research organization. At Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, Dr. Schulman oversaw the growth of what has become the country's largest health sector management program at any top business school. He served as the Gregory Mario and Jeremy Mario Professor of Business Administration, director of the Health Sector Management Program (HSM), and the Center for the Study of Health Management for over a dozen years. During this time, he graduated almost 1500 students with a Certificate in Health Sector Management. He is the Founding Director of the unique Master of Management in Clinical Informatics program (MMCi), originally offered through the Fuqua School of Business and now housed in the Duke University School of Medicine. He has served as a Visiting Professor in General Management at Harvard Business School from 2013-2016, and a visiting scholar since 2016. This appointment served as a part of the HBS Health Care Initiative. At HBS, he has co-taught Innovating in Health Care with professor Regina Herzlinger 2013-2015, and wrote and taught Innovating in Biomedical Technology in 2014. He is the Founding President of the Business School Alliance for Health Management (http://www.BAHM-Alliance.Org), which is a consortium of the leading business schools offering health management programs. He is a founding member of the Global Educators Network for Health Care Innovation and Entrepreneurship (GENIE) Group (www.thegeniegroup.org). He regularly teaches courses in biotechnology (including for the FDA Commissioner's Fellows Program), healthcare innovation, healthcare biomedical technology, health IT and strategy, and global health care systems. Dr. Schulman’s research interests include organizational innovation in health care, health care policy and health economics. Dr. Schulman has published over 400 papers, book chapter, and business case studies. His peer-reviewed articles have appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and Annals of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the editorial/advisory boards of the American Heart Journal, Health Policy, Management and Innovation (www.HMPI.Org), and Senior Associate Editor of Health Services Research. Dr. Schulman is a co-founder of Bivarus, a novel survey platform to assess the patient experience in care (www.Bivarus.com; Series A funded by Excelerate Ventures); is a founder of Faculty Connections, LLC, a consulting services company; a founder of PELI, LLC, an on-line physician leadership program acquired by Duke University and marketed by Medscape as the Business of Healthcare Academy, was a Board member of Anthelio, Inc, an IT services company, is a Board Member of Cue Biologics, an immune-oncology company spun out of Duke University, and served on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Nutrition Sciences Initiative (www.NUSI.org). He is a member of the Advisory Board for the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College, the NYU School of Medicine, and the Wharton Health Care Management Program.
David K. Jones, Ph.D is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Law, Policy and Management at Boston University’s School of Public Health. He is Editor-in-Chief of www.PublicHealthPost.org, an online forum for public health policy launched in November 2016. His forthcoming book – “Exchange Politics: Opposing Obamacare in Battleground States” (Oxford University Press) - examines how states made decisions around what type of health insurance exchange to establish as part of the Affordable Care Act’s implementation. He is working on a new book using Photovoice to examine the social determinants of health in the Mississippi Delta, re-tracing Robert Kennedy's steps in the region. He has been awarded AUPHA’s John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators, AcademyHealth’s Outstanding Dissertation Award, and the BU School of Public Health Excellence in Teaching Award.
Peter A. Ubel M.D. is a physician and behavioral scientist whose research and writing explores how people make decisions related to health and health care. He is the Madge and Dennis T. McLawhorn University Professor of Business, Public Policy and Medicine at Duke University. He is director of the Program for Improving Healthcare Consumerism, and core faculty at the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy. He uses the tools of decision psychology and behavioral economics to explore topics like informed consent, shared decision making and health care cost containment. He has authored over 250 academic publications, the majority of which involve empirical explorations of decision psychology as it pertains to health care. He has written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Atlantic, the New Yorker, and is a regular contributor at Forbes. His books include Pricing Life (MIT Press 2000), Free Market Madness (Harvard Business Press, 2009) and Critical Decisions (HarperCollins, 2012). You can find his blogs and other information at http://www.peterubel.com/.