Faculty and Volunteer Advisors

Parag Agnihotri, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Population Health Services, UC San Diego Health; Co-Founder, Capital Region University of Best Practices

José A. Arévalo, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Sutter Independent Physicians; Co-Founder & Former Chairman, Right Care Initiative Capital Region University of Best Practices

Matthew Budoff, MD
Professor of Medicine, UCLA; Endowed Chair of Preventive Cardiology; Program Director, Division of Cardiology Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute; Steering Committee Member, Director CT Reading Center, Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) Trial

Rebecca Cupp, RPh
Vice President, Pharmacy Controls, Kaiser Permanente, National Pharmacy Programs and Services

Anthony N. DeMaria, MD, MACC
Judith and Jack White Chair in Cardiology UC San Diego School of Medicine; Be There San Diego Chairman; Right Care San Diego University of Best Practices Co-Founder


Jim Dudl, MD
Former Diabetes Lead, Care Management Institute and Community Benefits, Kaiser Permanente 

Brent Fulton, MBA, PhD
Associate Adjunct Professor of Health Economics and Policy, UC Berkeley School of Public Health 

Liz Helms
President/CEO, California Chronic Care Coalition

Michael Kanter, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Clinical Science, Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine; Former National EVP and Chief Quality Officer, Kaiser Permanente Federation; Regional CMO, Southern California Kaiser

Eleanor Levin, MD, FACC, FAHA
Clinical Prof. of Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center; Former Kaiser Permanente Northern California Chief of Cardiology

Jeff Mason, MD
Former CMO United Health Plan of California

Jessica Núñez de Ybarra, MD, MPH, FACPM
Chief, Chronic Disease Control Branch,
Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Control,
California Department of Public Health

Carol Peden, MBChB, MD, MPH
Executive Director, USC Center for Health System Innovation, Keck School of Medicine, USC; Co-Chair, Right Care Los Angeles University of Best Practices

Anne Peters, MD
Professor of Medicine, USC Keck School of Medicine; Director, USC Clinical Diabetes Programs; Chair, Endocrine Society Committee on Diabetes Devices; EASD/ADA Technology Safety Committee

Michael R. Pollock
UCSD Rady School of Management

Riya Pulicharam, MD
National Medical Director of Population Health, Healthcare Partners

Jean Shahdadpuri, MD, MBA
Vice President of Medical Affairs, Health Net of California/Centene Corp

Stephen Sidney, MD, MPH 
Director of Research Clinics, Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research; Leader, CARDIA Study of Coronary Calcium in the Young; Right Care Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Shawni Smith
Regional Director, Quality, Outcomes, Research and Analytics, American Heart Association

Marilyn Stebbins, PharmD
Professor and Vice-Chair of Clinical Innovation, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco

Catrina Taylor, PhD, MSPH
Senior Research Scientist, Chronic Disease and Control Branch, CDPH; Epidemiologist and Biostatistician, Health Information and Statistics Section, CDPH

Betsy L. Thompson, MD, MSPH, DrPH
RADM and Assistant Surgeon General, U.S. Public Health Service Director, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chuck Toeniskoetter, MBA
Survivor & Patient Advocate; Founder, Stroke Awareness Foundation

Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD, FNLA, FACC
UCLA Professor of Cardiology & Co-Director, Preventive Cardiology

Matthew P. Wonnacott, MD
Co-chair, Right Care University of Best Practices, Capital Region; Chief Medical Officer, Barton Health

Claudine Woo, PhD
Right Care Visiting Scholar, UCB

Last Updated: October 15th, 2020