COVID-19 Webinar Series Session 7 – From Data to Decisions: Evaluating State Capacity

Nirav Shah, M.D., MPH., is senior scholar at Stanford University’s Clinical Excellence Research Center. He is a leader in patient safety and quality, innovation and digital health, and the strategies required to transition to lower-cost, patient-centered health care. Board-certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Shah is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale School of Medicine and is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. He serves as an independent director for STERIS plc, as trustee for The John A. Hartford Foundation, as senior fellow of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), and as a member of the HHS Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030. Previously, he served as senior vice president and chief operating officer for clinical operations for Kaiser Permanente in Southern California and as Commissioner of the New York State Department of Health.

Contact: jgreicius@stanford.edu; likim@stanfordhealthcare.org

 

David C. Radley, Ph.D., MPH., is a senior scientist for The Commonwealth Fund’s Tracking Health System Performance program. Dr. Radley and his team develop national, state, and substate regional analyses on health care system performance and related insurance and care system market structure analyses. He is also a senior study director at Westat, a research firm that supports the Scorecard project. Dr. Radley joined the Fund in July 2010 from Abt Associates where he was associate in domestic health policy with responsibility over a number of projects related to measuring long term care quality and evaluation of various Health Information Technology initiatives. His methodological expertise is in small-area analysis and in the design, implementation, and interpretation of observational studies that take advantage of large administrative and survey-based datasets. Dr. Radley received his Ph.D. in Health Policy from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice in 2008. He holds a B.A. from Syracuse University and an M.P.H. from Yale University.

Media Contact: bf@cmwf.org

Research Contact: MBrod@burness.com

 

Sarah J. Dash, MPH, is the president and chief executive officer at the Alliance for Health Policy. She drives the mission and vision of the Alliance, as well as advances and maintains the reputation of the organization as the leading nonpartisan resource for policymakers and health leaders in an evolving health policy environment. Sarah joined the Alliance in 2014 as the vice president for policy and became president and CEO in May 2017. Sarah has long been an influential force in shaping health policy, having served as a senior aide on Capitol Hill and as a member of the research faculty at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute’s Center on Health Insurance Reforms. Sarah holds a master’s degree in public health from the Yale School of Public Health and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and literature from MIT. Sarah also holds an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgetown University.

Contact: sarahdash@allhealthpolicy.org