About the Lown Institute Hospitals Index

About the Lown Index

The Lown Institute Hospitals Index is the first ranking to define clear, measurable standards for hospital social responsibility. We examine performance across three primary metrics: Outcomes, Value, and Equity.

While most rankings measure just patient outcomes, the Lown Index takes into account the full breadth of what hospitals do as care providers, employers, and community partners. By setting these benchmarks, we seek to shine a light on those hospitals that provide exceptional, high-value patient care to all who need it in their community -- and encourage all hospitals to follow their example.

The Lown Institute is a nonpartisan think tank that believes a radically better American health system is possible. We conduct research, convene experts, and spark public debate to bridge the gap between existing public policy and the care that Americans want, need, and deserve. The Lown Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and received no funding from any outside source for this project.

Our Founder

Dr. Bernard Lown

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Dr. Bernard Lown

Dr. Bernard Lown (1921-2021) was a pioneering cardiologist, humanitarian, and founder of the Lown Institute. From his invention of the modern direct current defibrillator to his advocacy of anti-nuclear proliferation, Dr. Lown saved countless lives and changed medicine forever.

our staff

Vikas Saini

President

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Vikas Saini

President

Vikas Saini, MD is president of the Lown Institute. He is a clinical cardiologist trained by Dr. Bernard Lown at Harvard, where he has taught and done research. Dr. Saini leads the Institute’s signature project, the Lown Institute Hospitals Index, the first ranking to measure hospital social responsibility. The Index, first launched in July 2020, evaluates hospitals on equity, value, and outcomes, and includes never-before-used metrics such as avoiding overuse, pay equity, and racial inclusivity. In his role at the Lown Institute since 2012, Dr. Saini led the development of the Right Care series of papers published by The Lancet in 2017; convened six national conferences attracting more than 200 attendees annually and featuring world-renowned leaders in health care; and guided other Lown Institute projects such as the “Shkreli Awards.” Dr. Saini is co-chair of the Right Care Alliance, a grassroots network of clinicians, patient activists, and community leaders organizing to put patients, not profits, at the heart of health care. Prior to the Lown Institute, Dr. Saini was in private practice in cardiology for over 15 years on Cape Cod, where he also founded a primary care physician network participating in global payment contracts. He also co-founded Aspect Medical Systems, the pioneer in noninvasive consciousness monitoring in the operating room with the BIS device. Dr. Saini is an expert on the optimal medical management of cardiologic conditions, medical overuse, hospital performance and evaluation, and health equity. He has spoken and presented research at professional meetings around the world, and has been quoted in numerous print media, radio, and television.

Aaron Toleos

Vice President of Communications

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Aaron Toleos

Vice President of Communications

Aaron’s varied career in communications has led to notable achievements including a US Supreme Court victory, being named “straight person of the year” by The Advocate magazine, and numerous awards for digital achievements in public higher education. Previously, he had roles at the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI), the leading authority on the nation’s caregiving workforce, and as the founding director of KnowThyNeighbor, a social justice organization that played a disruptive and influential role in the fight for marriage equality. Aaron graduated from the College of William & Mary with a BA in history and government and earned an MA in English from Salem State University.

Carissa Fu

Director of Programs

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Carissa Fu

Director of Programs

Carissa joined the Lown Institute in July 2014 as a Project Administrative Assistant and previously worked at the Boys’ & Girls’ Town of Italy and Museum of Chinese in America. She is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine with a MSc in Forensic Anthropology and holds an AB in Anthropology and Certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies from Princeton University. In her spare time, she competes in the sport of Taekwondo, often representing the United States in international competitions.

Judith Garber, MPP

Senior Policy Analyst

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Judith Garber, MPP

Senior Policy Analyst

Judith Garber is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Lown Institute. She joined the Lown Institute team in the fall of 2016, after receiving her Master of Public Policy degree from the Heller School of Social Policy. Previously, she worked at the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program, the Midas Collaborative, and Pearson Education. She has a BA in American Studies and Political Science from Rutgers University. In her free time, Judith enjoys playing competitive ultimate frisbee and listening to musical theater.

John Talbot, MBA, JD

Vice President of Finance and Administration

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John Talbot, MBA, JD

Vice President of Finance and Administration

John joined the Lown Institute team as the Director of Business Operations in the Spring of 2019 and has learned to wear many hats around the organization over time. He started his career in the Information Technology field working for Pathfinder International, a nonprofit in Watertown, MA.  After spending years traveling the globe for Pathfinder, he made a significant life change and attended law school full time.  After earning a law degree and passing the Bar Exam, he worked in a variety of positions at: Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Boston Baked Bonz, and Framingham State University.  John also formed his own private law practice focused on helping victims of debt collectors and those denied unemployment benefits by the state. He is a proud Triple-Husky with three degrees from Northeastern University: BS (Operations Technology Mgmt), MBA (High Technology) and JD (Public Interest Law). In his free time, he plays with his three adorable rescued labs, cooks, gardens and hikes.

Valérie Gopinath, MS

Director, Data Development

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Valérie Gopinath, MS

Director, Data Development

Valérie is the Senior Data Scientist. Prior to Lown, she developed and implemented data-driven approaches to execute marketing strategies at management and marketing consulting firms working at the intersection of consumer data, AI/ML, and software and technology platforms. She has served as an AI/ML expert on behavior-based analyses and customer research with clients in retail, health care, insurance, financial services, telecommunications, media entertainment, high-tech, airline and auto industries.  More recently, she has focused on health care journey analytics and patterns of patient interactions with providers and insurers, mining EHR, medical and RX claims, customer service and call center data. Previously, Valérie worked at Aetna where she mapped patient experience across touchpoints such as medical and Rx claims, precertification, drug prior authorization, customer service calls, online self-servicing, complaints and appeals.  Prior to Aetna, she ran a marketing analytics consultancy, was Analytic Director at TTEC Digital and Senior Analytic Manager at Valassis leading teams of analysts on the delivery of behavior-based segmentation, customer valuation, and predictive modeling.  She was previously an Associate in the Customer Strategy Practice  at Oliver Wyman and a statistician in health research for a large environmental consulting firm. Valérie graduated from Carleton College with a BS in Mathematics and earned an MS in Mathematical Statistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Paula Smith, MPH

Data Scientist

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Paula Smith, MPH

Data Scientist

Paula Smith joined the Lown Institute as a Data Scientist in spring of 2019. She previously worked at Partners Healthcare, Valetude, and Jebbit focusing on risk score analysis and statistical natural language processing. Paula holds a master’s degree in Public Health with a specialization in Quantitative Policy Analysis from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She received her BA from Boston University in Earth Sciences.

Kelsey Chalmers, PhD

Manager, Data Research

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Kelsey Chalmers, PhD

Manager, Data Research

Kelsey joined the Lown Institute as a Data Scientist early 2020. Prior to this, she worked as a health policy researcher at the University of Sydney, Australia, where she also received her PhD in public health, with a focus on measuring overuse of medical care. She graduated from the University of Queensland with a degree in Mathematics and Statistics.

Brenna Miller, MPH

Health Communications Specialist

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Brenna Miller, MPH

Health Communications Specialist

Brenna Miller graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine with an MPH concentrating in Behavioral Science and Health Communication. She holds a BS in Psychology from Clemson University and has previous work experience with public health research. In her free time, Brenna can be found at yoga classes or riding her electric scooter around the city.

Annie Duvall

Manager of Hospital Support

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Annie Duvall

Manager of Hospital Support

Annie brings decades of experience in the healthcare, travel, and technology sectors. She has worked extensively as a small business consultant and is an active volunteer with local community organizations. At Lown, Annie helps hospitals understand and navigate social metrics while highlighting socially responsible achievements. Annie graduated from Stonehill College with a BS in Business Administration and Marketing.

Holly Weeden, MPP

Development Manager

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Holly Weeden, MPP

Development Manager

Holly Weeden joined the Lown Institute as Development Manager in 2023 and brings with her a vast amount of experience in fundraising and donor services. Most recently, she was employed at Southcoast Health, a not-for-profit healthcare organization based in southeastern Massachusetts, where she managed patient and employee fundraising efforts and established a grateful patient giving program. She also previously held the position of Programs and Donor Services Manager at the SouthCoast Community Foundation where she supported fund development and all distributions from a $41 million portfolio of charitable funds. Holly is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, where she received her B.S., in Finance, and MPP, with a concentration in public management. In her free time, Holly enjoys gardening and relaxing at the waterfront of Mattapoisett, MA with her husband, daughter and two dogs.

Noelle Serino, MPH

Policy Analyst

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Noelle Serino, MPH

Policy Analyst

Noelle joined the Lown Institute as a Policy Analyst in August 2023 after receiving her Master of Public Health degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences from the Yale School of Public Health. Prior to enrolling in graduate school, Noelle attended American University in Washington, DC where she received her dual-major bachelor’s degree in Public Health & Justice and Law. Noelle’s research interests lie at the intersection of health equity, community wellness, and health policy reform. Some of her most recent work includes the creation of a municipal extreme heat and air quality response plan for the Connecticut Department of Health and a report on the state of accessibility and insurance coverage of assisted reproductive technology for LGBTQ+ populations. During her academic career, Noelle worked with a variety of public health organizations including the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, Yale Center on Climate Change and Health, and Institute for Medicaid Innovation. In her free-time, Noelle enjoys spending time outdoors and expanding her ever-growing vinyl collection.

Omkar Waghmare

Data Scientist

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Omkar Waghmare

Data Scientist

Omkar joined Lown Institute in September 2023 as a data scientist. Prior to this role, he worked at a healthcare analytics startup where he leveraged LLMs to develop an embedded analytics platform. This platform delivered actionable insights based on user queries. In addition, Omkar was responsible for implementing Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) in compliance with CMS specifications. These indicators measured healthcare quality in a hospital inpatient setting. His educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Pune and a Master’s Degree in Data Science from Northeastern University. Outside of his data-related work, Omkar enjoys spending time with friends, going on hikes, and shooting hoops on the basketball court.

Imari Daniels, MPH

Health Communications Specialist

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Imari Daniels, MPH

Health Communications Specialist

Imari joined Lown in November 2023. Prior to this she received her Master’s in Public Health from the George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health with a focus in Health Policy. During her public health journey, she has previously worked for the National Opinion Research Center, the Diabetes Association of Atlanta, and the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research at Australia Catholic University. She is fueled by a commitment to provide evidence based content that optimizes accountable health care delivery and whole-person care. Her most recent publication includes findings on reducing provider stigma for HIV patients and the implications of telehealth. Imari has a B.S. in Public Health from the University of Miami. When Imari is not working on health promotion material, she enjoys acting in an improv group and thrifting for diy projects.

Anna Back, MPH

Healthcare Data Research Assistant

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Anna Back, MPH

Healthcare Data Research Assistant

Anna Back joined the Lown Institute in the Fall of 2023. Prior to this, she received her Master’s in Public Health from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University with a focus on epidemiology. During her graduate studies, Anna worked with Kaiser Health News conducting research, collecting data, and communicating with stakeholders for their Medical Debt in the United States project. She received her BS from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise.

Vivien Talon

Healthcare Data Research Assistant

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Vivien Talon

Healthcare Data Research Assistant

Vivien joined the Lown Institute in September 2023 as a Healthcare Data Research Assistant. Currently, she is a Junior working towards a BA in Psychology with a minor in Public Health at Boston University, and is involved in the Right Care Alliance as a Digital Grassroots Intern and member of the Executive Committee. Vivien hopes to obtain a Masters in Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy and Law.

Kassandra Jean-Marie

Healthcare Data Research Assistant

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Kassandra Jean-Marie

Healthcare Data Research Assistant

Kassandra is a fourth year at UMass Chan Medical School and has earned dual B.S. degrees in Microbiology and Public Health from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Engaged in the Population-based Urban and Rural Community Health track, she concentrates on assessing and addressing social determinants of health and promoting health equity in underserved communities. Kassandra desires to apply her insights to family medicine, aiming to contribute to developing healthier communities.

Stephanie Serrato, MPH

Healthcare Research Data Assistant

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Stephanie Serrato, MPH

Healthcare Research Data Assistant

Stephanie Serrato joined the Lown Institute in January of 2024. Prior to this, she received her Master’s of Public Health in Global Health and Maternal and Child Health from Loma Linda University. During her graduate studies, Stephanie spent time conducting research as part of multiple health assessments in Mexico and the Philippines. She received her B.A. in Sociology from UCLA.

our board

Patricia Gabow, MD, MACP

Chairperson

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Patricia Gabow, MD, MACP

Chairperson

Dr. Gabow is a national leader in delivery system innovation and the care of vulnerable populations. She retired in 2012 after 20 years as CEO of Denver Health and Hospital Authority (DHHA), an integrated health care system serving one of the poorest populations in the state of Colorado. Earlier in Gabow’s career, she was an academic practitioner and medical researcher in nephrology focusing on polycystic kidney disease. She is the author of more than 130 articles, 36 books and book chapters, and a book, The Lean Prescription: Powerful Medicine for Our Ailing Healthcare System. She has received numerous awards, including the American Medical Association Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Public Servant, the National Healthcare Leadership Award, the David E. Rogers Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Health Quality Leader Award from the National Committee for Quality Assurance, and the Distinguished Graduate Award from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; the Gustav O. Lienhard Award from the National Academy of Medicine.  She serves on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Board of Trustees. She is a member of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence Hall of Fame and the National Academy of Social Insurance. Gabow graduated from Seton Hill University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She is professor emerita of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and a master of the American College of Physicians.

Vikas Saini

President, Lown Institute

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Vikas Saini

President, Lown Institute

Vikas Saini, MD is president of the Lown Institute. He is a clinical cardiologist trained by Dr. Bernard Lown at Harvard, where he has taught and done research. Dr. Saini leads the Institute’s signature project, the Lown Institute Hospitals Index, the first ranking to measure hospital social responsibility. The Index, first launched in July 2020, evaluates hospitals on equity, value, and outcomes, and includes never-before-used metrics such as avoiding overuse, pay equity, and racial inclusivity. In his role at the Lown Institute since 2012, Dr. Saini led the development of the Right Care series of papers published by The Lancet in 2017; convened six national conferences attracting more than 200 attendees annually and featuring world-renowned leaders in health care; and guided other Lown Institute projects such as the “Shkreli Awards.” Dr. Saini is co-chair of the Right Care Alliance, a grassroots network of clinicians, patient activists, and community leaders organizing to put patients, not profits, at the heart of health care. Prior to the Lown Institute, Dr. Saini was in private practice in cardiology for over 15 years on Cape Cod, where he also founded a primary care physician network participating in global payment contracts. He also co-founded Aspect Medical Systems, the pioneer in noninvasive consciousness monitoring in the operating room with the BIS device. Dr. Saini is an expert on the optimal medical management of cardiologic conditions, medical overuse, hospital performance and evaluation, and health equity. He has spoken and presented research at professional meetings around the world, and has been quoted in numerous print media, radio, and television.

David Bor

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David Bor

Dr. David Bor is Chief Academic Officer at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) and the Charles S. Davidson Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Since joining CHA in 1981, he has made major contributions to CHA as a clinician, teacher, and administrative leader. This included advancing patient care by spearheading new programs for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and community-based primary care. As Chief of Medicine for over 20 years, he recruited outstanding primary care and specialty teams. He co-founded both the Cambridge “Health of the City” program and the Institute for Community Health, which have focused on issues like childhood obesity, men’s health, and substance abuse. He led the steering committee for the Cambridge Integrated Clerkship that has revolutionized clinical medical education and is being adapted world wide. In the academic arena, Dr. Bor has worked with hundreds of young physicians, fostering an environment of learning, sharing, and innovation. These efforts have earned him the HMS Dean’s Award for Community Service, the A. Clifford Barger Award for Excellence in Mentoring, and membership in the HMS Academy, whose focus is excellence and innovation in medical education. In his current role, Dr. Bor ingrains academics as fundamental to CHA. He envisions CHA as a national model for integrated public health and health care and for medical education innovation.

Aretha Delight Davis, MD, JD

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Aretha Delight Davis, MD, JD

Dr. Davis is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ACP Decisions. She has had a long-standing interest in applying her legal skills for vulnerable populations within the healthcare system to promote more patient-centered care. Prior to her medical career, Dr. Davis was a practicing attorney who advocated on behalf of Medicaid recipients and the uninsured as well as represented individuals and corporations in corporate criminal matters. She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard, a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a medical degree from Harvard.

J. Breckenridge Eagle

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J. Breckenridge Eagle

Prior to retiring, Mr. Eagle served as Chairman of Aspect Medical Systems, Inc. and was a member of the company’s Executive Committee from 1996 through the company’s sale to Covidien in November 2009. Previously, he was the President of a private medical management company specializing in the development of primary care practices in New England, and served as chief financial officer and general manager of The Health Data Institute, Inc., one of the first companies to use cost and utilization data to identify opportunities for cost control and quality improvement in the US healthcare system. He also worked in the healthcare consulting practice of the public accounting firm Ernst & Whinney, and in positions in finance and health services research at the Boston University Medical Center. Mr. Eagle earned his BA and MPH from Yale University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Michael Fine, MD

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Michael Fine, MD

Michael Fine is a writer, a community organizer, a family physician, and a public health provocateur. He is currently Chief Health Strategist to Mayor James Diossa and the City of Central Falls, Rhode Island, which together with Blackstone Valley Community Health Care, Inc. opened the first Neighborhood Health Station in the US, in February of 2019. He served in the Cabinet of Governor Lincoln Chafee as Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) from February of  2011 until March of 2015, overseeing a broad  range of public health programs and services. Dr. Fine’s career as both a family physician and manager in the field of healthcare has been devoted to healthcare reform and the care of underserved populations. Before his confirmation as Director of Health, Dr. Fine served as the Medical Program Director at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections. He was a founder and Managing Director of HealthAccessRI, the nation’s first statewide organization making direct (prepaid, reduced fee-for-service) primary care available to people without employer-provided health insurance. Dr. Fine practiced for 16 years in urban Pawtucket, Rhode Island and rural Scituate, Rhode Island, after serving as a National Health Service Corps Scholar in Hancock County Tennessee, the then fifth poorest county in the US.  He was a VISTA Volunteer, as a community organizer on 167th Street and 3rd Avenue, in the South Bronx, before medical school at Case Western Reserve University and residency at Brown. He is the former Physician Operating Officer of Hillside Avenue Family and Community Medicine, the largest family practice in Rhode Island, and the former Physician-in-Chief of the Rhode Island and Miriam Hospitals’ Departments of Family and Community Medicine. He currently serves on the Boards of Crossroads Rhode Island, the state’s largest service organization for the homeless, the Lown Institute, the, RI New Leaders Council and RICARES. Dr. Fine is a past President of the Rhode Island Academy of Family Physicians and was an Open Society Institute/George Soros Fellow in Medicine as a Profession from 2000 to 2002. He is the author for four books, including Health Care Revolt: How to Organize, Build a Health Care System, and Resuscitate Democracy – All At The Same Time (PM Press, 2018) and Abundance, a novel (PM Press 2019).

James L. Joslin, CFP

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James L. Joslin, CFP

A founding principal and chairman of TFC Financial Management, James L. Joslin has more than 45 years of experience in private wealth management. His background includes investment analysis, portfolio management, and trust banking, as well as the domestic and international marketing of these services to individuals and institutions. Prior to starting TFC, Joslin was the principal of J.L. Joslin Associates, which provided consulting services to major financial companies serving affluent investors. Joslin also held senior portfolio management and business development positions at Jennison Associates, Eaton Vance Corporation, Thorndike, Doran, Paine and Lewis, and Wellington Management Company – all major firms in the individual and tax-qualified money management business. Currently, he is a Trustee of the Maine Maritime Museum, a Board member of the International Museum of World War II, as well as an Advisory Board Member of the MGH Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior, and Treasurer of the Pioneer Institute.

Chris Kryder, MD

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Chris Kryder, MD

Chris Kryder, MD is a leader in healthcare data analytics and information technology. He is the founder of newly-formed New Era Medical Organizations (NEMO), and he is executive chair of Chicago-based Higi. From 2013 through 2020, Dr. Kryder was an executive partner in Boston-based Flare Capital Partners. Previously, Dr. Kryder served as executive chair of Valence Health (sold to Evolent), founder and CEO of the analytics vendor D2Hawkeye (sold to Verisk) and a co-founder of Generation Health (sold to CVS). Dr. Kryder was a primary care internist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for nearly two decades, and directed clinical operations for MIT’s corporate HMO. He received his BA (History) from the University of Buffalo, his MD from Georgetown, and his MBA from MIT. He was active on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, Division of Health, Science, and Technology for more than 25 years.

Rae Robinson

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Rae Robinson

Rae Robinson leads SKDK’s Multicultural Communications and Engagement Practice, working with some of the world’s most recognized companies and nonprofit organizations committed to advancing racial, social and economic justice. She is responsible for developing corporate inclusion and diversity communications strategies and cultivating partnerships that promote and further diversity, equity, and inclusion.

She has nearly two decades of leadership experience in multicultural, corporate and nonprofit communications. Rae is sought after by executives to provide expert counsel on corporate crises and diversity, equity and inclusion strategy for internal and external stakeholders. With her extensive relationships with multigenerational, multicultural and political stakeholders, Rae has a proven track record of assisting clients in developing effective communications plans and securing quality media coverage charting impactful results for corporations and nonprofits alike. Rae has held positions at national PR firms, national nonprofit organizations and education institutions leading large-scale communications and public affairs efforts influencing key policies on corporate diversity and inclusion, child victimization, and homelessness and housing insecurity. A Washington, DC native, Rae holds a bachelor’s degree from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA, and two master’s degrees from Boston University.

Selwyn O. Rogers, Jr., MD, MPH

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Selwyn O. Rogers, Jr., MD, MPH

After an extensive national search, Selwyn Rogers, Jr., MD, MPH, FACS, was named the Section Chief of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery at the University of Chicago Medicine in January, 2017. In 2021, Dr. Rogers received the inaugural Dr. James E. Bowman, Jr. Professorship in the Biological Sciences.  Dr. Rogers is an acclaimed critical care surgeon and public health expert who has served in leadership capacities at health centers across the country, including most recently as vice president and chief medical officer for the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Rogers has also served as the chairman of surgery at Temple University School of Medicine and as the division chief of Trauma, Burn and Surgical Critical Care at Harvard Medical School. While at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), he helped launch the Center for Surgery and Public Health to understand the nature, quality, and utilization of surgical care nationally and internationally. Dr. Rogers is a prolific researcher, and his work seeks to improve quality and access to care for all patients. Among other topics, his published research has looked at the impact of race and ethnicity on surgical outcomes. He is committed to improving the understanding of disparities in surgical care to close the quality chasm for underserved populations and provide the most patient-centered care possible. Beyond trauma and surgical critical care, Dr. Rogers has been an advocate for treating intentional violence as a public health problem. In partnership with the Center for Community Health and Health Equity at BWH, he developed a violence intervention and prevention program that worked to address the social factors that put patients at increased risk for trauma and mortality such as poverty, hopelessness, and lack of opportunity. The program partners with organizations in Boston to educate youth about community violence and connects victims with the resources they need to heal. Dr. Rogers earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed both his surgery residency and an NIH research fellowship in surgical oncology at BWH in Boston. He completed a surgical critical care fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and BWH. Additionally, Dr. Rogers has a master’s degree in public health from Vanderbilt University.

Dan Kern

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Dan Kern

Daniel S. Kern is Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer of TFC Financial Management. He is responsible for overseeing TFC’s investment process, research activities and portfolio strategy. Prior to joining TFC, Kern was the President and Chief Investment Officer at Advisor Partners, a boutique asset manager in the San Francisco area. Kern’s previous experience included a Managing Director/Portfolio Manager role at Charles Schwab Investment Management where he managed $3.5 billion of mutual fund assets as head of asset allocation. Prior to Charles Schwab, Kern was a Managing Director/Principal at Montgomery Asset Management where he managed global and international equity portfolios. A CFA charterholder, Kern is a member of the CFA Institute and is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner. He is a Board member and Chair of the Investment Committee for the Cambridge Community Foundation, on the Board of Advisors for the Brandeis International Business School, an Independent Trustee for Green Century Funds, and on the Board of Directors of Wealthramp. He is a contributor to Kiplinger, U.S. News and ThinkAdvisor, a regular guest on TD Ameritrade Network’s Morning Trade Live and Bloomberg’s Baystate Business, and a frequent speaker at regional, national, and international investment forums. Dan is a graduate of Brandeis University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California, Berkeley – Haas School of Business.

metrics advisory council

William B. Adams

Co-Chair, Patient Council, Right Care Alliance

William B. Adams

Co-Chair, Patient Council, Right Care Alliance

Kevin Barnett, DrPH, MCP

Senior Investigator, Public Health Institute

Kevin Barnett, DrPH, MCP

Senior Investigator, Public Health Institute

Andrew Bazemore, MD, MPH

SVP of Research and Policy, American Board of Family Medicine

Andrew Bazemore, MD, MPH

SVP of Research and Policy, American Board of Family Medicine

David Bor

Chief Academic Officer, Cambridge Health Alliance

David Bor

Chief Academic Officer, Cambridge Health Alliance

Candice Chen, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Health Policy & Management, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University

Candice Chen, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Health Policy & Management, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University

Joanne M. Conroy, MD

CEO and President Dartmouth - Hitchcock

Joanne M. Conroy, MD

CEO and President Dartmouth - Hitchcock

Adam Elshaug

Professor of Health Policy, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Adam Elshaug

Professor of Health Policy, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Michael Fine, MD

Chief Health Strategist to Mayor James Diossa and the City of Central Falls, Rhode Island

Michael Fine, MD

Chief Health Strategist to Mayor James Diossa and the City of Central Falls, Rhode Island

Elmer Freeman

Executive Director, Center for Community Health Education Research and Service

Elmer Freeman

Executive Director, Center for Community Health Education Research and Service

Patricia Gabow, MD

Former CEO, Denver Health and Hospital Authority

Patricia Gabow, MD

Former CEO, Denver Health and Hospital Authority

Merrill Goozner

Editor Emeritus, Modern Healthcare

Merrill Goozner

Editor Emeritus, Modern Healthcare

Paul A. Hattis MD, JD, MPH

Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

Paul A. Hattis MD, JD, MPH

Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

Emma Hoo

Director, Pacific Business Group on Health

Emma Hoo

Director, Pacific Business Group on Health

Jeffrey Levi

Professor of Health Policy and Management, George Washington University

Jeffrey Levi

Professor of Health Policy and Management, George Washington University

Sara Rosenbaum, J.D.

Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy, George Washington University

Sara Rosenbaum, J.D.

Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy, George Washington University

Aaron Schwartz

Resident, Department of Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Aaron Schwartz

Resident, Department of Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Pritpal S. Tamber

Consultant in community power and health

Pritpal S. Tamber

Consultant in community power and health

Gary J. Young, J.D., Ph.D.

Director, Northeastern University Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Research

Gary J. Young, J.D., Ph.D.

Director, Northeastern University Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Research

Dr. Bernard Lown
Founder
The Lown Institute

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