Technical Expert Group

Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP       .

Director & Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Health Care Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Invited Founding Member, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Hypertension Roundtable; Cardiovascular Disease Master Plan Steering Committee Member, California Department of Public Health                                                                                                                               .

Stephen M. Shortell, PhD, MBA, MPH

Founding Director, UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Center for Healthcare Organizational & Innovation Research (CHOIR); Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management Emeritus; Co-Founder, Right Care Initiative                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             .

Robert Kaplan, PhD             .

Research Director, Clinical Excellence Research Center, Stanford University; Former Chief Science Officer US HHS AHRG; Right Care Initiative Technical Expert Group; Former Associate Director, National Institutes of Health                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            .

Hector R. Rodriguez, PhD, MPH

Co-Chair, Right Care Technical Expert Group; Member, National Academy of Medicine; Professor of Health Policy and Management; Director, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, School of Public Health University of California, Berkeley                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           .

William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC

Chairman, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Specialty Delegate, California American College of Cardiology & California Medical Association; Director, California ePCI Program; Director, Prevention Forward Program and Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, UC Davis; Chairman, CA Dept. of Public Health’s 2022 CVD Master Plan Steering Committee          .

Joseph Sky, MD, FACP, FACC

Vice-Chair, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Chief of Preventive Cardiology, Associate Chief of Staff, David Grant Medical Center, US Air Force                                                                                                                          .

Scott Flinn, MD                           .                     .

Co-Founder, Right Care Initiative UBP; Regional Medical Director, Blue Shield of California; Former US Navy Undersea Medical Officer with Navy Seals                                                                                                                                                .

Anthony N. DeMaria, MD, MACC

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

Catrina Taylor, PhD, MSPH

Senior Research Scientist, Chronic Disease and Control Branch, California Department of Public Health; Epidemiologist/Biostatistician, Health Information and Statistics Section, Chronic Disease Control Branch, CDPH

Parag Agnihotri, MD               .             .

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

Noel Bairey Merz, MD, FACC, FAHA, FESC

Director, Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center; Director, Linda Joy Pollin Women’s Heart Health Program; Director, Preventive and Rehabilitative Cardiac Center; Professor, Cardiology, Smidt Heart Institute                                                                                             .

Matthew Budoff, MD, FACC, FAHA

Prof. of Medicine, Endowed Chair of Preventive Cardiology, School of Medicine UCLA; Prog. Dir., Div. of Cardiology, LA Biomedical Research Institute; Steering Committee & Dir., CT Reading Center, Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) Trial

Steve Chen, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, FNAP

Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs; William A. & Josephine A. Heeres Chair in Community Pharmacy; Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, USC; Co-Chair, LA Region UBP                                                                                                                                                                                               .

Keith Emmons, MD                 .

Medical Director, CenCal Health of Santa Barbara (Medi-Cal plan); Co-Chair, Right Care Heart Failure Work Group                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      .

Cindy Giambrone, PharmD

Director, Performance Improvement and ACO Pharmacy Risk, MemorialCare Foundation & Medical Group; Co-Chair, Los Angeles Region University of Best Practices                                                                                                                                                                                       .

David Maron, MD, FACC, FAHA

Co-Chair, Right Care Technical Expert Group; C.F. Rehnborg Professor of Medicine; Chief, Stanford Prevention Research Center; Director, Preventive Cardiology, Stanford University School of Medicine                            .

John Øvretveit, PhD          ..

Professor of Improvement Implementation and Evaluation, LIME/MMC, Karolinska Institute Medical University, Sweden                                                                                                                                                                                            .

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                                                                               .

Eveline Stock, MD                 .

Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Associate Professor and Cardiologist, University of California San Francisco Cardiovascular Care & Prevention Center                                                   .

Nirali Vora, MD                        .

Co-Chair, Right Care Technical Expert Group; Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology, Stanford Stroke Center; Director, Global Health Neurology; Program Director, Adult Neurology Residency

Nathan Wong

Nathan Wong, PhD, FACC, FAHA

Professor, School of Medicine & Department of Epidemiology; Director, UCI Heart Disease Prevention Program, UCI School of Medicine

Bay Area, Capital and Los Angeles Region University of Best Practices Leadership

Oliver T. Brooks, MD           .

Immediate Past President, National Medical Association; Medical Director, Watts Healthcare; Chief Medical Officer, L.A. Care Health Plan; Chairman, Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County; Co-Chair, Los Angeles Region University of Best Practices

Steve Chen, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, FNAP

Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs; William A. and Josephine A. Heeres Chair in Community Pharmacy; Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Southern California; Co-Chair, Los Angeles Region University of Best Practices        .

Scott Flinn, MD                         .

Co-Founder, Right Care Initiative UBP; Regional Medical Director, Blue Shield of California; Former US Navy Undersea Medical Officer with Navy Seals                                                                                                                                                                         .

Tony Kuo, MD, MSHS             .

Director, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health; Co-Program Leader, Population Health Program, UCLA Clinical and Translational institute; Co-Chair, Los Angeles Region University of Best Practices                                              .

Joseph Sky, MD, FACP, FACC

Vice-Chair, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Chief of Preventive Cardiology, Associate Chief of Staff, David Grant Medical Center, US Air Force                                                                                                                                                                               .

Eveline Stock, MD                    .

Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Associate Professor and Cardiologist, University of California San Francisco Cardiovascular Care & Prevention Center                        

Nirali Vora, MD                         .

Co-Chair, Right Care Technical Expert Group; Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology, Stanford Stroke Center; Director, Global Health Neurology; Program Director, Adult Neurology Residency

Edward M. Yu, MD, CMQ, CPPS, CPE

Chief Quality Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation; Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices                                                                                                                  .

Carol Zaher, MD, MPH, MBA

Medical Director, Health Net California Medical Management, Centene                                                                                                                                                                                                                              .

Faculty & Volunteer Advisors

Jessica Abraham, PharmD, APh

Director of Population Health, University of Southern California                                                                                                                                     .

Timothy T. Brown, PhD           .

Associate Adjunct Prof. of Health Economics, UC Berkeley; Associate Director for Research, UC Berkeley Center for Health Technology

Rebecca Cupp, RPh                  .

VP Pharmacy Controls, Kaiser Permanente, National Pharmacy Program; Former Air Force Officer                                                                                                                          .

Michael Dolan, MD                  .

Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Gundersen Health System                                                                                                                        .

Shannon Fox Dornbrach      .

Patient & Family Advocate, Right Care Volunteer                                                                                                                                                                                .

Brent Fulton, MBA, PhD

Assoc. Adj. Prof. of Health Economics & Policy, UCB
School of Public Health                                                                                                                             .

Liz Helms

President & CEO, California Chronic Care Coalition                                                                                                                                                                             .

Jan D. Hirsch, RPh, PhD

Founding Dean, UC Irvine School of Pharmacy                                                                                                                                                                                .

Michael Kanter, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Clinical Science, Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine                                                                         .

Neal Kohatsu, MD, MPH

Program Evaluator & Health Strategist, Institute for Population Health Improvement, UC Davis Health; Former Chief Medical Officer, Medi-Cal

Eleanor Levin, MD, FACC, FAHA

Clinical Prof Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University; Former Kaiser Permanente Nor Cal Chief of Cardiology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  .

Jessica Nunez de Ybarra, MD, MPH

Community Health Medical Administrator, Former Chronic Disease Control Branch Chief, CDPH                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               .

Carol Peden MB ChB, MD, FRCA, FFICM, MPH

Executive Dir. for Clinical Quality, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association; Former Co-Chair, Right Care LA UBP; Adjunct Prof. Clinical Anesthesiology, USC & University of Pennsylvania; Former Quality Improvement Leader for Southern England, UK National Health Service

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                                                               .

Jean Shahdadpuri, MD, MBA

Emeritus Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs, HealthNet/Centene; Managing Director, Nikai                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             .

Shawni Goudarzi                        .

Regional Director, Quality, Outcomes, Research and Analytics, American Heart Association                                                                                        .

Marilyn Stebbins, PharmD.

Professor & Vice-Chair of Clinical Innovation, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, UCSF (Retired)                                                                .

Chuck Toeniskoetter, MBA

Survivor & Patient Advocate; Founder, Stroke Awareness Foundation                                                                                                                                                   .

Bob Trine, MBA, CPA               .

President & Founder, CEO, Trine Consulting                                                                                                                                                                                      .

Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD, FNLA, FACC

UCLA Professor of Cardiology & Co-Director, Preventive Cardiology; Former Co-Chair, Right Care LA University of Best Practices

Claudine Woo, PhD

Right Care Initiative Volunteer

Additional Early Co-Founding Experts

Arnie Milstein, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine & Director, Clinical Excellence Research Center, Stanford University; Medical Director, Pacific Business Group on Health                                                                                                    .

Warren Barnes, JD, M.Div.

Former Chief Lawyer, California Department of Managed Health Care, Minister and Co-Founder, Right Care Initiative                                                                                                                                   .

Allen Fremont, MD, PhD

Right Care Technical Expert Group 2008-2020; Co-Principal Investigator & Data Lead, Right Care-NHLBI (2009-2012); Former Physician Policy Researcher & Director, RAND Q-DART Project, RAND Corporation

Helen Halpin, ScM, PhD

Professor Emerita & Former Director, Center for Health and Public Policy Studies, UC Berkeley School of Public Health                                                                                                                                                      .

Jerry Penso, MD, MBA

President and Chief Executive Officer, AMGA (formerly the American Medical Group Association); Co-Founder, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices                                               .

Additional Early Co-Founding University of Best Practices Physician Leaders

José A. Arévalo, MD, FAAFP

President and Chief Executive Officer, AMGA (formerly the American Medical Group Association); Co-Founder, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices

Robin Clark, MD                        .

Chief Executive Officer, Ursa Health; Medical Director for Quality & Quality Transformation Advisor, UCLA Health; Assistant Clinical Professor, UCLA School of Medicine (Retired)

Steve Deutch, MD                    .

Chief Medical Officer, Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation (Retired)                                                                                                                                                                                .

Jim Dudl, MD                            .

National Diabetes Champion, Care Management Institute & Community Benefits, Kaiser Permanente (Retired)                                                                                                                              .

Don Hufford, MD                     .

Chief Medical Officer (Retired), Western Health Advantage; Co-Chair, Capital Region University of Best Practices                                                                                           .

Pamela Laesch, MD, FACEP

Senior Vice President of Clinical Services, Hill Physicians Medical Group; Former Co-Chair, Right Care Capital Region University of Best Practices

Jeff Mason, MD                         .

CMO & Medical Director, United Health Plan of California (Retired)                                                                                                                               .

Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD, FNLA, FACC

UCLA Professor of Cardiology & Co-Director, Preventive Cardiology; Former Co-Chair, Right Care LA University of Best Practices

Right Care Initiative Operations Team

Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP      .

Director & Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Health Care Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Invited Founding Member, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Hypertension Roundtable; Cardiovascular Disease Master Plan Steering Committee Member, California Department of Public Health

Sarah D. Epstein, PhD                 .

Project Policy Analyst                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                .

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Jenny Woo                                  .

Lead Pre-Med Student Research Assistant                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   .

Albert Yeam                                  .

Student Research Assistant                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          .

Alissa Maier, MPH                   .

Project Manager, USC                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    .

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Angela Mora

Student Research Assistant