Congressional Briefing: What’s Next on Social Determinants of Health?


Karen DeSalvo National Alliance to Impact the Social Determinants of Health, Co-Convener; University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School, Professor of Medicine and Population Health

Ana Novais Rhode Island Department of Health, Deputy Director

Len M. Nichols George Mason University, Director of the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics   703-993-1978

Samuel Ross Bon Secours Mercy Health, Chief Community Health Officer; Bon Secours Baltimore Health System, President

Kathy Stack KB Stack Consulting, Chief Executive Officer

William York 2-1-1 San Diego, Executive Vice President



Nancy DeLew U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

Pranay K. Udutha Executive Office of the President of the United States, Policy Advisor in the Office of the Senior Counselor to the President   202-690-5400
Katherine Verlander Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Social Science Research Analyst at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation


Experts and Analysts

Shantanu Agrawal National Quality Forum, President and Chief Executive Officer   202-783-1300

Stuart Butler Brookings Institution, Senior Fellow of Economic Studies    202-238-3183

Krista Drobac Sirona Strategies, Partner; Aligning for Health, Chair   202-640-5943
Adaeze Enekwechi IMPAQ, LLC, President   202-774-1080

Lisa Fitzpatrick Grapevine Health, Founder and Chief Executive Officer; Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University, Professor

Maria Gomez Mary’s Center, President and Chief Executive Officer   202-847-4247

Allison Hamblin Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc., Senior Vice President   609-528-8387
Dora Hughes Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University, Associate Research Professor of Health Policy and Management

Stacey Mazer National Association of State Budget Officers, Senior Staff Associate   202-624-8431

John McCarthy Speire Healthcare Strategies, Founding Partner   615-386-7061

Sue Polis National League of Cities, Program Director of Health and Wellness   202-626-3002

Brian Rahmer Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., Vice President of Health and Housing

Corianne Payton Scally Urban Institute, Principal Research Associate in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center

Allyson Schwartz Better Medicare Alliance, President and Chief Executive Officer

Joe Thompson State of Arkansas, Former State Surgeon General; Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, President and Chief Executive Officer; UAMS Colleges of Medicine and Public Health, Professor   501-526-2244                          

Sandeep Wadhwa Solera Health, Chief Health Officer and Senior Vice President of Market Innovation

Sandra Wilkniss National Governors Association, Program Director of the Center for Best Practices’ Health Division

David R. Williams Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health and

Chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences   617-432-4794

Kimberlydawn Wisdom State of Michigan, Former State Surgeon General; Henry Ford Health System, Senior Vice President of Community Health & Equity and Chief Wellness & Diversity Officer   313-876-8419                          

Elizabeth M. Wroe Leavitt Partners, Principal

Kamillah Wood Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future, Senior Vice President of Health and Housing   202-716-1664