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Contributing Authors

Learn more about the Institute for Health Policy’s distinguished list of contributing authors to our blog. Note: titles and organizations reflect the authors’ affiliation at the time of publishing. For the most current bio please consult LinkedIn.

Veenu Aulakh, MSPH
Senior Innovation Fellow, Center for Care Innovations
Sameer Ansare
Sameer Awsare, MD
Associate Executive Director, The Permanente Medical Group
Anthony Barrueta
Anthony Barrueta
Senior Vice President, Government Relations, Kaiser Permanente
Athan G. Bezaitis
Athan Bezaitis
Director of Communications, The Permanente Federation
Alex Briscoe
Principal, California Children's Trust
Hedy N. Chang
Hedy N. Chang
Founder and Executive Director, Attendance Works
Bechara Choucair
Bechara Choucair, MD
Senior Vice President and Chief Community Health Officer, Kaiser Permanente
Rena Conti
Rena Conti, PhD
Associate Research Director, Biopharma and Public Policy, Boston University Institute for Health System Innovation and Policy; Associate Professor, Boston University Questrom School of Business
Ronald Copeland, MD, FACS
Ronald Copeland, MD, FACS
Senior Vice President, National Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Strategy and Policy, and Chief Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Officer, Kaiser Permanente
Nathaniel Z. Counts
Nathaniel Z. Counts, JD
Senior Vice President, Behavioral Health Innovation, Mental Health America
Patrick Courneya
Patrick T. Courneya, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Health Plan at HealthPartners
Francis Crosson
Francis J. Crosson, MD
Former Executive at The Permanente Federation and Director of Public Policy, The Permanente Medical Group
Vanessa Davis, MPH
National Program Lead for Housing, Kaiser PermanenteNational Program Lead for Housing, Kaiser Permanente
Lynn Deguzman
Lynn Deguzman, PharmD, BCGP
Regional Clinical Operations Manager, Kaiser Permanente Northern California
Susan Dentzer
Susan Denzter
President and Chief Executive Officer, The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI)
Maisha Draves
Maisha Draves, MD
Medical Director for Pharmacy in Northern California, The Permanente Medical Group
Indivar Dutta-Gupta
Co-Executive Director, Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality and the Economic Security and Opportunity Initiative
Peter Edelman
Peter Edelman
Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Public Policy & Faculty Director, Center on Poverty and Inequality, Georgetown University
Alain Enthoven, PhD
Marriner S. Eccles Professor of Public and Private Management, Emeritus, Stanford University
Ted Eytan, MD, MS, MPH
Program Manager, Contract Trace Force at the DC Department of Health
Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD
Charlene Johnson
Charlene Johnson, RN, MSN
Phyllis W. Jordan
Associate Director, FutureEd
Keavney Klein
Keavney Klein
Senior Counsel, Government Relations, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan
Alex Mays, MHS
Program Lead, Student Behavioral Health, Kaiser Permanente
Ann Oliva
Chief Executive Officer, National Alliance to End Homelessness
Norman Ornstein
Norman J. Ornstein, PhD
Emeritus Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, Television News Commentator, Author
Lori Potter
Lori Potter
Senior Counsel, Government Relations, Kaiser Permanente
Annie Reed
Annie Reed, DrPH
Executive Director, Thriving Schools, Kaiser Permanente
Carolyn Renko
Caroline Renko
Project Manager, PharmedOut
Linda Rosenberg
Linda Rosenberg, MSW
Former President and CEO, National Council for Mental Wellbeing
Samantha DuPont
Health Policy Consultant
Lucy Savitz
Lucy Savitz, PhD, MBA
Director, Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest and Kaiser Permanente Hawaii; Vice President, Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest
Pam Schwartz
Pam Schwartz, MPH
Executive Director, Community Health, Kaiser Permanente
Julie Stoss
Vice President, Government Relations, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan
Deborah Temkin
Deborah Temkin, PhD
Vice President for Youth Development and Education Research, Child Trends
Laura Tollen, MPH
Senior Editor, Health Affairs
Tonette Walker
Tonette Walker
First Lady of Wisconsin; Co-Founder, Fostering Futures
Polly Webster
Polly Webster, JD, MPH
Vice President, Association for Accessible Medicines
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