Kaiser Permanente takes on Medical and Health Issues with the National Academy of Medicine

Kaiser Permanente leaders join four initiatves from the National Academy of Medicine.


Oakland, CA – As part of its longstanding relationship with the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine), Kaiser Permanente has announced that Nazneen Aziz, PhD, Kathy Gerwig, MBA, Murray Ross, PhD, and Susan Wang, MD, will represent the organization on four National Academy of Medicine initiatives.

Nazneen Aziz, the new executive director of the Kaiser Permanente Research Bank, will sit on the Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health. The roundtable brings together leaders from government, academia, industry, foundations, associations, patient communities, and other stakeholder groups to discuss global issues surrounding the translation of genomics and genetics research findings into medicine, public health, education, and policy.

Kathy Gerwig, vice president, employee safety, health and wellness, and environmental stewardship officer, will join the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement. The roundtable engages members on three core issues: supporting fruitful interaction between primary care and public health, strengthening governmental public health, and exploring community action in transforming the conditions that influence the public’s health.

Murray Ross, vice president, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and director of the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy, joins the Leadership Consortium for a Value and Science-Driven Health System. Dr. Ross will represent Kaiser Permanente in supporting the consortium’s mission to advance progress toward a continuously learning health system, care that is more efficient and effective, and better health for Americans.

Susan Wang, Southern California lead for shared decision-making and life care planning, joins the new Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness. The roundtable will foster an ongoing dialogue about critical policy and research issues to accelerate and sustain progress in care for people of all ages with serious illness.