National Advisory Board

The Institute for Medicaid Innovation’s National Advisory Board is composed of a multi-disciplinary group of national leaders and experts representing the federal government, academic and non-academic research institutions, patient advocacy organizations, clinician groups, and Medicaid patients/families with extensive expertise in one or many areas of health services research, implementation science, Medicaid populations, health disparities, community engagement, and patient advocacy.

Jennifer E. Moore, PhD, RN

Jennifer E. Moore, PhD, RN
Executive Director
Institute for Medicaid Innovation

"To improve Medicaid through innovative models, we must first know what is working and not working well in the program. This process begins by engaging Medicaid enrollees and their families as key partners by listening, learning, and understanding their experiences and perspectives."

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John Ayanian, MD, MPP

John Ayanian, MD, MPP
Alice Hamilton Professor of Medicine, University of Michigan
Director, Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation
Professor Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health
Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

"As the largest health insurer in the United States, Medicaid is a vital partnership between the federal and state governments to provide needed health care to 72 million Americans of all ages."

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Scott Berns, MD, MPH, FAAP

Scott Berns, MD, MPH, FAAP
President and CEO, National Institute for Children’s Health Quality
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University
Clinical Professor of Health Services, Policy & Practice, Brown University School of Public Health

"The Institute for Medicaid Innovation is uniquely positioned to be an innovator in addressing some of the systematic concerns of Medicaid and demonstrating the impact Medicaid can have on providing quality care to vulnerable populations in the U.S."

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Judith Chamberlain, MD, FAAFP

Judith Chamberlain, MD, FAAFP
Chair, National Advisory Board, Institute for Medicaid Innovation
Retired Family Physician
Retired Senior Medical Director, Aetna Medicaid

"As long as we have a multi-payer, profit-based system to pay for healthcare in this country we will have people who cannot afford insurance or who fall in the gap between eligibility for Medicaid and eligibility for subsidy on the Exchanges. Medicaid will remain our safety net for people in poverty and near-poverty for the foreseeable future."

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Marshall Chin, MD, MPH

Marshall Chin, MD, MPH
Richard Parrillo Family Professor of Healthcare Ethics
Department of Medicine, University of Chicago

"The Institute for Medicaid Innovation can be a leader discovering how to transform care and payment in the Medicaid program to achieve health equity in the United States."

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Karen Dale, RN, MSN

Karen Dale, RN, MSN
Market President
AmeriHealth Caritas DC

"Medicaid will remain a strong program with an emphasis on value-based payment, strategic collaboration with community stakeholders to address social risk factors and, the democratization of data such that predictive analytics and sophisticated modeling is available to providers to improve treatment planning and population health."

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Anne De Biasi, MHA

Anne De Biasi, MHA
Director of Policy Development
Trust for America’s Health

"Medicaid is a leader in providing high quality, value-based care to low-income citizens and thus IMI can be a leading force in driving delivery and payment system innovation."

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Steve Fitton

Steve Fitton
Principal
Health Management Associates

"As states serve as the nation’s laboratories for transforming the healthcare delivery and financing systems, Medicaid will be the leading agent of change."

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Ana Fuentevilla, MD, MHCDS

Ana Fuentevilla, MD, MHCDS
Chief Medical Officer
UnitedHealthcare Community & State

"IMI is uniquely positioned to harness the knowledge of academics, industry, providers and individuals served by Medicaid to advance the conversation and body of knowledge that informs the direction of Medicaid and health care. Together, we can make a brighter future for individuals who rely on Medicaid services. "

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Rachel Garfield, PhD

Rachel Garfield, PhD
Senior Researcher
Kaiser Family Foundation

"As the primary payer of health and long-term care services for the nation’s low-income population, Medicaid not only shapes health access and outcomes for the people it serves but also plays an important role in the financing and delivery of care for the nation as a whole."

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Don Goldmann, MD

Don Goldmann, MD
Vice Chair, National Advisory Board, Institute for Medicaid Innovation
Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health

"Policy and payment alone cannot guarantee effective delivery of care without innovation in implementation and scale-up of effective prevention and care practices."

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Gail Graham

Gail Graham
Director, Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church HIV/AIDS Ministry-Outreach Services
Certified HIV/AIDS tester and counselor, Jacques Initiative
Global Representative, Johns Hopkins University
AIDS Clinical Trials Community Advisory Board
Board Member, Johns Hopkins University's HIV Prevention Trials Network
Patient Consultant, The University of Maryland PATIENTS Program

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Joan Harrell, DMIN, M.Div., MS

Joan Harrell, DMIN, M.Div., MS
Visiting Assistant Professor
College of Liberal Arts
School of Communication and Journalism
Auburn University

"Medicaid Innovation addresses the health concerns and overall well-being of ​all children, adults and families."

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Lisa Hollier, MD, MPH, FACOG

Lisa Hollier, MD, MPH, FACOG
Chief Medical Officer, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Texas Children’s Health Plan
Medical Director, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Texas Children’s Health Plan
The Centers for Children and Women Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

"Medicaid will be a dynamic program, strengthening the emphasis on preventive health and wellness and payment strategies which encourage provision of the highest quality of care so that disparities in health care outcomes can be eliminated."

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Enrique Martinez-Vidal, MPP

Enrique Martinez-Vidal, MPP
Vice President, State Policy and Technical Assistance
AcademyHealth

"Over recent years, much of this country’s health reform work is happening at the state level – including efforts to increase access and coverage, improve the payment and delivery system, and strengthen population health. State Medicaid programs are often major drivers and key partners in these efforts. It is critical to support them in their work as they move forward."

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C. Daniel Mullins, PhD

C. Daniel Mullins, PhD
Professor and Chair
Pharmaceutical Health Services Research Department, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

"Every patient and every person matters, but without innovative approaches to managing the health of vulnerable populations, including Medicaid enrollees, our nation will not achieve our potential for improved quality of life or health equity."

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Nancy O’Rourke, MSN, ACNP, ANP, FAANP

Nancy O’Rourke, MSN, ACNP, ANP, FAANP
Region One Director
American Association of Nurse Practitioners

"Medicaid provides health care coverage to a large segment of our population, including vulnerable children, and has the potential to greatly impact our nation's future and our future generations."

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Katherine Paris, MPA

Katherine Paris, MPA
Director, Thought Leadership
UnitedHealthcare Community & State

"Medicaid is uniquely positioned to drive innovations in health care delivery and payment. The Institute can serve a valuable role in highlighting where innovation is happening and where it is needed to support improved outcomes for individuals depending on the program, providers, state and federal partners."

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James Perrin MD, FAAP

James Perrin MD, FAAP
Past President, American Academy of Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
John C. Robinson Chair in Pediatrics
Associate Chair, MassGeneral Hospital for Children

"Medicaid, now the largest health care program for many U.S. populations, has a critical opportunity to transform health care and well-being of Medicaid recipients with new incentives to address life course outcomes and social and community determinants of health."

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Erhardt Prietauer, MBA

Erhardt Prietauer, MBA
CEO, Horizon NJ Health
Senior Vice President, Government Programs, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

"Medicaid touches many lives across the country; the foundation of our future rests in living life to the fullest in each of our unique ways. The scope of Medicaid should continue to grow in a way that will address the “whole” person – in the pursuit of increasing access, quality, and controlling costs."

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Amy Romano, MBA, MSN, CNM

Amy Romano, MBA, MSN, CNM
Senior Vice President
Clinical Programs, Baby + Company

"Medicaid pays for nearly half of all pregnancies and births in the United States, so Medicaid is a critical force for ensuring access to high-quality, effective, family-centered maternity care and reducing disparities in birth outcomes that profoundly impact population health."

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Carol Sakala, PhD, MSPH

Carol Sakala, PhD, MSPH
Director, Childbirth Connection Programs
National Partnership for Women & Families

"The Medicaid program will become a major driver of innovative, value-based health care within the continued transformation of our nation’s health care system."

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Eric C. Schneider MD MSc

Eric C. Schneider MD MSc
Senior Vice President, Policy and Research
The Commonwealth Fund

"Medicaid programs must innovate because they tackle the most challenging health problems."

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Benjamin Sommers, MD, PhD

Benjamin Sommers, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Health Policy & Economics
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Brigham & Women's Hospital

"Under the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid’s role will continue to grow and the program will become a part of the general fabric of healthcare for low-income and working class families across the country."

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Robert Wergin, MD

Robert Wergin, MD
Past-President, American Academy of Family Physicians
Chair, American Academy of Family Physicians

"For Medicaid to remain viable as a program it must innovate to what works, ultimately to share best practices that can change not only Medicaid health care delivery but in a larger sense change and improve health care for our nation. IMI will play an important role in that evolution."

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