Participating Faculty

Supplements and Featured Publications, The Aligning Forces for Quality Initiative: Summative Findings and Lessons Learned From Efforts to Improve Healthcare Quality at the Community Level, Volume 22, Issue 12

Guest Editor

Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP

Dr Berwick is president emeritus and a senior fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, an organization that he co-founded and led as president and CEO for 18 years. He is one of the nation’s leading authorities on healthcare quality and improvement.

In July 2010, President Barack Obama appointed Dr Berwick as administrator of CMS, a position he held until December 2011. A pediatrician by background, Dr Berwick has served as a clinical professor of pediatrics and healthcare policy at Harvard Medical School, a professor of health policy and management at the Harvard School of Public Health, and as a staff member at Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He has also served as vice chair of the US Preventive Services Task Force, the first independent member of the board of trustees of the American Hospital Association, and chair of the National Advisory Council of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. An elected member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Dr Berwick served 2 terms on the IOM’s governing council and was a member of the IOM’s Board on Global Health. He served on President Bill Clinton’s Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry.

Dr Berwick is a recipient of numerous awards, including the 1999 Joint Commission Ernest Amory Codman Award, the 2002 American Hospital Association Award of Honor, the 2006 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for Individual Achievement from the National Quality Forum and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the 2007 William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research, the 2007 Heinz Award for Public Policy from the Heinz Family Foundation, the 2012 Gustav O. Lienhard Award from the IOM, and the 2013 Nathan Davis Award from the American Medical Association. In 2005, he was appointed an honorary knight commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II, the highest honor awarded by the United Kingdom to non-British subjects, in recognition of his work with the British National Health Service.

Dr Berwick is the author or co-author of more than 160 scientific articles and 6 books. He also currently serves as a lecturer in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School.

Faculty—Perspective Articles

Katherine O. Browne, MBA, MHA

Principal

Constellation Consulting

Washington, District of Columbia

Robert Graham, MD

Chair

Alliance for Health Reform

Washington, DC

Dianne Hasselman, MSPH

Deputy Director

Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement

Portland, Maine

Carolyn E. Miller, MSHP, MA

Senior Program Officer

Research, Evaluation and Learning

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Princeton, New Jersey

Elizabeth Mitchell

President and CEO

Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement

Portland, Maine

Vice-Chair

Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee

Washington, DC

Bruce Siegel, MD, MPH

President and CEO

America’s Essential Hospitals

Washington, District of Columbia

Anne F. Weiss, MPP

Managing Director

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Princeton, New Jersey

Faculty Disclosures—Perspective Articles

The Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) evaluation is funded by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).

These faculty report relationships with the following organizations:

Katherine O. Browne, MBA, MHA

Grants:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Robert Graham, MD

Grants:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Dianne Hasselman, MSPH

Grants:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Carolyn E. Miller, MSHP, MA

Employment/grants:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Elizabeth Mitchell

Grants:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Bruce Siegel, MD, MPH

Grants:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Anne F. Weiss, MPP

Employment:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Faculty—Original Research

Jeffrey A. Alexander, PhD

Professor Emeritus

School of Public Health

The University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Jeff Beich, PhD

Principal

Jeff Beich Consulting

Grand Island, New York

Jon B. Christianson, PhD

James A. Hamilton Chair in Health Policy and Management

School of Public Health

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Philethea Duckett, MPA

Doctoral Student

Center for Healthcare Studies

Northwestern University

Feinberg School of Medicine

Chicago, Illinois

Diane C. Farley, BA

Research Technologist

Center for Health Care and Policy Research

Penn State University

University Park, Pennsylvania

Jessica Greene, PhD

Professor

School of Nursing

George Washington University

Washington, DC

Jaime Hamil, MPH

Research Project Coordinator

Institute for Public Health and Medicine

Center for Healthcare Studies

Northwestern University

Feinberg School of Medicine

Chicago, Illinois

Jillian B. Harvey, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor

Healthcare Leadership and Management

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina

Larry R. Hearld, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Health Services Administration

School of Health Professions

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama

Muriel Jean-Jacques, MD, MAPP

Assistant Professor

Northwestern University

Feinberg School of Medicine

Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics

Chicago, Illinois

Raymond Kang, MA

Statistical Analyst

Center for Healthcare Studies

Northwestern University

Feinberg School of Medicine

Chicago, Illinois

Brigitt Leitzell, MS

Research Technologist

Center for Health Care and Policy Research

Penn State University

University Park, Pennsylvania

Yasmin Mahmud, MPH

Research Technologist

Center for Health Care and Policy Research

Penn State University

University Park, Pennsylvania

Megan McHugh, PhD

Assistant Professor

Center for Healthcare Studies

Northwestern University

Feinberg School of Medicine

Chicago, Illinois

Dennis P. Scanlon, PhD

Director

Center for Health Care and Policy Research

Penn State University

University Park, Pennsylvania

Professor

Health Policy and Administration

Penn State University

University Park, Pennsylvania

Bethany W. Shaw, MHA

Research Data Analyst

Center for Health Care and Policy Research

Penn State University

University Park, Pennsylvania

Yunfeng Shi, PhD

Assistant Professor

Health Policy and Administration

Penn State University

University Park, Pennsylvania

Jocelyn M. Vanderbrink, MHA

Research Assistant

Center for Health Care and Policy Research

Penn State University

University Park, Pennsylvania

Laura J. Wolf, MSW

Qualitative Research Manager

Center for Health Care and Policy Research

Penn State University

University Park, Pennsylvania

Juliet C. Yonek, MPH, PhD

Research Associate

Center for Healthcare Studies

Northwestern University

Feinberg School of Medicine

Chicago, Illinois

Faculty Disclosures—Original Research

The Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) evaluation is funded by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).

These faculty report relationships with the following organizations:

Jeffrey A. Alexander, PhD

Grants:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Jeff Beich, PhD

Grants:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Jon B. Christianson, PhD

Grants:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Philethea Duckett, MPA

Grants:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Diane C. Farley, BA

Grants:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Jessica Greene, PhD

Grants:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Meeting or conference attendance:

Insignia Health

Jaime Hamil, MPH

Grants:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Jillian B. Harvey, MPH, PhD

Grants:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Larry R. Hearld, PhD

Grants:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Muriel Jean-Jacques, MD, MAPP

Grants:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Raymond Kang, MA

Grants:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Brigitt Leitzell, MS

Grants:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Yasmin Mahmud, MPH

Grants:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Megan McHugh, PhD

Grants:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Dennis P. Scanlon, PhD

Grants/meeting or conference attendance:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Bethany W. Shaw, MHA

Grants:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Yunfeng Shi, PhD

Grants:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Jocelyn M. Vanderbrink, MHA

Grants:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Laura J. Wolf, MSW

Grants:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Juliet C. Yonek, MPH, PhD

Grants:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation