Meet the CHOIR Team

Faculty

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Stephen Shortell, PhD, MPH, MBA
Co-Director

Dr. Shortell is the Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management and Professor of Organization Behavior at the School of Public Health and Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

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Hector P. Rodriguez, PhD, MPH
Co-Director

Dr. Rodriguez is the Henry J. Kaiser Endowed Chair in Organized Health Systems, Professor of Health Policy and Management, and Chair of the faculty group in Health Policy at UC Berkeley.

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Diane Rittenhouse, MD
Investigator

Dr. Rittenhouse is Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UC San Francisco.

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Susan L. Ivey, MD, MHSA
Investigator

Dr. Ivey is a physician who has been conducting health services research for 18 years and is currently the Director of Research at Health Research for Action center, an affiliated research center at the School of Public Health, UC Berkeley.

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Thomas Rundall, PhD
Investigator

Dr. Rundall is the Henry J. Kaiser Professor of Organized Health Systems, Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley and Co-Director of the Center for Lean Engagement and Research in Healthcare (CLEAR).

Staff

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Patricia Ramsay, MPH
Administrative Director

Ms. Ramsay serves as Project Director for the PCORI-funded ACTIVATE study and for a study funded by The Commonwealth Fund to identify medical group capabilities associated with better care for high cost/high risk patients. She provides management and consultation to other CHOIR studies of ACO formation and performance, patient activation and engagement, and health care delivery innovation.

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Salma Bibi, MPH
Project Director

Ms. Bibi serves as Project Director for the CHIRP project studying the adoption and use of patient engagement innovations and the NEXT-D project examining the CMS State Innovation Model Initiative’s impact on diabetes prevention and management. She provides data management and analysis support across CHOIR studies.

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Hattie Hanley, MPP
Right Care Initiative Director

Ms. Hanley directs the Right Care Initiative, a public-private, charitably funded collaborative effort that is currently focused on the prevention of heart attacks, strokes, and diabetic complications. The hallmark of her public policy career is bridging across the disparate arenas of business, government and academia.

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Judy Li, DrPH, MBA
Joint Venture Health Director

Dr. Li co-founded Joint Venture Health with Dr. Shortell in August 2013. She brings a unique combination of health services administration, advocacy and leadership experience to advance its mission, including serving as Chief Administrative Officer of St. Luke's, Region Vice-President for Sutter West Bay, and creating community health programs.

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Dora Mairena
Administrative Assistant

Dora Mairena started her career as an administrative assistant at the University of California Office of the President and has over 25 years of experience, with particular knowledge in grants and health and welfare benefits. Ms. Mairena serves as Administrative Assistant for CHOIR operations and for the Right Care Initiative.

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Emily Wang, MA
Data Analyst

Ms. Wang has a background is in statistical modeling and machine learning, and rich experience in exploratory data analysis and visualization. Her interests are in health care research and health data analytics. Ms. Wang is the Data Analyst for CHOIR. She provides data management and analysis support for CHOIR studies.

Students

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Vanessa Hurley, MPH, MS
PhD Student
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Leeann Comfort, MPP
PhD Student
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Jessica Bing Ying Poon
PhD Student
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Jessica Watterson, MPH
PhD Student
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Jung Kim, MPH, CPH
PhD Student

CHOIR Alumni

PhD Program in Health Policy, 2014
Dissertation: The Role of Health Information Technology in Early Accountable Care Organizations in the U.S.

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PhD Program in Health Policy, 2015
Dissertation: Social Influences on Healthcare Outcomes in a Major Academic Medical Center

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PhD Program in Health Policy, 2017

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Master of Public Health, Health Policy and Management, 2015

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Master of Public Health, Health Policy and Management, 2016

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2014-2015 Harkness Fellow, The Commonwealth Fund
Harkness Project: Exploring motivators for change with Accountable Care Organizations
Project Publications: (1) (2)

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2015-2016 Harkness Fellow, The Commonwealth Fund
Harkness Project: Performance Measurement in Accountable Care Organizations: From External Reporting Requirements to Enabling Internal Performance Management

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Faculty Affiliates

Director of Research, Professor of Health Improvement, Implementation and Evaluation
Medical Management Centre, The Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm

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Chief, Division of Health Policy and Economics, Department of Healthcare Policy and Research
Weill Cornell Medical College

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Director of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
John E. Wennberg Distinguished Professor of Health Policy, Medicine and Community and Family Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

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Associate Professor, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

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Professor and Senior Scientist, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

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Assistant Professor, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

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