Salma Bibi, MPH
Ms. Bibi is the Administrative Director for CHOIR, applying over 10 years of research experience in providing program management and consultation to the Center’s ongoing studies of health delivery reform and innovation. Her expertise includes strategic planning, program development, implementation, evaluation, and dissemination. Since joining CHOIR in 2012, Ms. Bibi has managed several large projects, including serving as the Project Director for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) funded project studying the adoption and use of patient engagement innovations and the CDC funded project examining the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) State Innovation Model Initiative's impact on diabetes prevention and management. In her current role as the Administrative Director, Ms. Bibi works closely with the Center investigators to administer and oversee all research and training activities within the Center.
Jacob Chen, MPH
Sarah D.Epstein, PhD
Sarah D. Epstein joined CHOIR as a Policy Analyst in 2022. She is
delighted to have the opportunity to apply the analytical rigor of her training
in comparative critical thought and government-to-healthpolicy analysis to
serve the public by creating tangible improvements to public health.
Dr. Epstein has lived, volunteered, studied, and worked in the U.S., Peru,
Senegal, Egypt, Tunisia, the United Kingdom, and Lebanon, and has
proficiency in English, Spanish, French, and Arabic.
Hattie Hanley, MPP
Right Care Initiative Director
Ms. Hanley co-conceived of and launched the Right Care Initiative in 2008 with the deans of the University of California, Berkeley and UCLA’s Schools of Public Health, clinical experts, and State of California leadership to improve patient outcomes in high yield areas for preventing disability and death, where the science is clear, but the uptake is uneven. The Right Care Initiative is a public-private, charitably-funded collaborative effort that has thus far worked in the areas of prevention and better management of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI), heart attacks, strokes, and diabetic complications. Ms. Hanley has co-led the initiative since its inception, co-creating the intellectual framework through close collaboration with leading academics and experts in the field. The hallmark of her public policy career is bridging across the disparate arenas of business, government, health care delivery, and academia. Ms. Hanley received her Masters of Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, after studying health economics and pre-medical coursework at UC Davis.
Judy Li, DrPH, MBA
Joint Venture Health Director
Dr. Li received her undergraduate degree from New York University, her Master in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California—Berkeley, and her Doctor of Public Health in Health Policy and Management at the School of Public Health, University of California—Berkeley.
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. As Chief Administrative Officer of St. Luke’s, she directed this 100-year-old San Francisco medical institution with a 229-bed hospital and an emergency room serving more than 25,000 patients annually. She restructured its day-to-day operations, reformed medical leadership, reduced operating losses by 30% in two years, and secured St. Luke’s long-term future as a part of Sutter CPMC.
Linden Lovett is a junior at UC Berkeley studying Public Health. She has worked with several public health organizations doing research and administrative support including Granite Wellness Centers in her hometown of Nevada City, as well as Chapa De Indian Health. She is passionate about healthcare accessibility and education for young people. Linden hopes to attend medical school after her graduation from UC Berkeley and incorporate what she has learned about public health into her practice.
Karl Rubio, MPP
Originally from the Philippines and having immigrated to the Bay Area, Karl is interested in research that delves into how public healthcare innovations and technologies can diminish the socioeconomic inequality in the US. He holds an MIA from the University of California, San Diego, with specializations in international economics and international development. He holds a BA in economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.