• Internal Medicine
    • Quality Improvement
    • Program Administration
    • health equity
    • Medical Innovation
    • Outpatient Services

    Damon Francis, MD is the Chief Clinical Officer of Health Leads, a national nonprofit that

    fosters innovative partnerships among health systems and community stakeholders to address

    systemic causes of inequity and disease. His work involves re-imagining and redesigning

    primary care as a collaborative enterprise among patients, clinics and community based

    organizations — as well as leveraging the potential for integrated health and human services

    data to accelerate the impact of public health interventions. Dr. Francis previously led initiatives

    at Health Care for the Homeless and the East Bay AIDS Center to tackle disparities affecting

    people of color in the Bay Area. He received his MD from the University of California, San

    Francisco, where he now serves as an assistant clinical professor.

  • Dr. Rumsfeld is the Chief Innovation Officer for the American College of Cardiology (ACC), and Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  Previously, Dr. Rumsfeld served as National Director for Cardiology for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and as Chief Science Officer for the ACC's National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) programs. Dr. Rumsfeld has >330 scientific publications is past-Chair of the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research (QCOR) Scientific Council.

    • Internal Medicine
    • Michael E. Kelly Presidential Professor of Internal Medicine and Senior Vice President/Associate Provost for Community Health Equity at Rush University Medical Center

    David Ansell, MD, MPH is the Michael E. Kelly Presidential Professor of Internal Medicine and Senior Vice President/Associate Provost for Community Health Equity at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He is a 1978 graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical College. He did his medical training at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. He spent 13 years at Cook County as an attending physician and ultimately was appointed Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine at Cook County Hospital.  From 1995 to 2005 he was Chairman of Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Chicago. He was recruited to Rush University Medical Center as its inaugural Chief Medical Officer in 2005, a position he held until 2015. His research and advocacy has been focused on eliminating health inequities. In 2011 he published a memoir of his times at County Hospital, County: Life, Death and Politics at Chicago’s Public Hospital. His latest book is The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills was published in 2017. 

  • Anand Parekh is Bipartisan Policy Center’s chief medical advisor providing clinical and public health expertise across the organization, particularly in the areas of aging, prevention, and global health. Prior to joining BPC, he completed a decade of service at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). As deputy assistant secretary for health from 2008 to 2015, he developed and implemented national initiatives focused on prevention, wellness, and care management. Briefly in 2007, he was delegated the authorities of the assistant secretary for health overseeing ten health program offices and the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

    Parekh is a board-certified internal medicine physician, a fellow of the American College of Physicians, an adjunct professor of health management and policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and an adjunct assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University. He provided volunteer clinical services for many years at the Holy Cross Hospital Health Center, a clinic for the uninsured in Silver Spring, MD.

    He has spoken widely and written extensively on a variety of health topics such as chronic care management, population health, value in health care, and the need for health and human services integration.

  • Corinne Lewis, L.M.S.W. is the senior research associate in The Commonwealth Fund’s Delivery System Reform Program, where she performs a variety of duties including writing, editing, and research, as well as general program-wide coordination and management. She was promoted from research associate in July 2019. Before joining the Fund, she was a health research analyst with Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., where she gained extensive experience in mixed methods research on federal demonstrations of innovative models of care. While at Mathematica, Ms. Lewis worked on a number of projects relevant to delivery system reform, including a toolkit for state Medicaid programs on provider network adequacy, the evaluation of the Independence at Home demonstration, and a project designing an evidence-based geriatric home visiting model to prevent medical and psychosocial issues among older adults. Before joining Mathematica, she was a project coordinator at the Laboratory for Youth Mental Health at Harvard University and had internships with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and NYU Augustana Center at NYU Lutheran Medical Center. Ms. Lewis holds a B.A. in psychology from Boston University and a master of science in social policy from Columbia University’s School of Social Work.

  • Andrew Eye is the CEO and Co-founder of His executive experience spans over 20 years in B2C and B2B, for startups and Fortune 500 companies. Prior to founding ClosedLoop, Andrew co-founded the Webby Award winning mobile software company, Boxer (acquired by VMWare in 2015). Prior to Boxer, he co-founded the cyber security firm Ciphent in 2007. He grew the company to nearly 100 employees, was number 16 on the Inc. 500 list (acquired by Optiv).

  • Paul LaBrec leads a multidisciplinary research team within the Clinical Economics Research group for 3M Health Care Business Group.  His team of Research Analysts plans and conducts research projects to develop and improve 3M health care and analytic products for customers in the payer, provider, and government sectors.  The scope of their work includes population health measures, value-based payment program evaluation, quality and value metrics, health care benchmarking, and comparative product analysis.  

    Prior to joining 3M Paul spent a decade leading SAS programmers and biostatisticians in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry.  Paul has worked with start-up ventures in healthcare analytics, developing analyst groups and defining population-based models of health services utilization and disease incidence and prevalence.  He has also provided research support in an academic medical setting employing his background in epidemiology and social science in population health and clinical trial research.

    Paul’s research interests in Social Determinants of Health include developing scoring metrics and assessing the role of SDOH in clinical risk adjustment.

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