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Leading Transformation for Value-based Health Care

Core Faculty

David Chin, MD, MBA

Distinguished Scholar, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Program Director
Dr. David C. Chin is a Distinguished Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Before joining Hopkins, he was a senior national partner in the US Healthcare Industries Advisory Practice of PwC and former leader of PwC’s Global Healthcare Research Institute. Dr. Chin is also a member of the Board of Directors for the National Committee for Quality Assurance in Washington, DC. During his career at PwC, Dr. Chin led major strategic planning and operations improvement engagements for academic medical centers and payers around the world. Before joining PwC, David was the President of the Novalis Corporation, a privately held company that franchised HMOs on a turnkeybasis, and also served on the Board of Directors of Baxter International, Inc. Prior to those positions, he was the President and Medical Director of the Health Centers Division of the Harvard Community Health Plan, a staff model HMO providing health care to residents in Eastern Massachusetts. David holds a BA from Harvard College, an MD from Harvard Medical School, and an MBA from Stanford Business School, as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. 

Sydney Dy, MD, MSc

Professor, Physician Leader, Duffey Pain and Palliative Care Program, Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center
Curriculum Chair: Quality and Effectiveness
Sydney Dy, MD, MSc is Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management, Oncology, and Medicine, at Johns Hopkins, and Physician Leader of the Harry J. Duffey Family Palliative Care and Pain Program at the Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. She is a researcher and educator in health care quality and safety, focusing on evidence-based reviews and development and evaluation of quality indicators. Her work involves quality improvement for patients with serious illnesses in various settings in Johns Hopkins Medicine, including the Kimmel Cancer Center. She has worked to develop quality standards and guidelines with national organizations including the Physician Consortium on Performance Improvement, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and Center for Medicare Services, and quality-related research projects with the National Cancer Institute, Veterans Health Administration, and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Current and recent projects include quality measures for patients with multiple chronic conditions; quality measures for Accountable Care Organizations; and systematic reviews of the evidence for patient safety practices and for quality improvement in end-of-life care, as well as a number of conceptual projects on various topics in quality measurement and improvement. She is the Quality and Research Chair for the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and teaches courses in Quality of Care at the Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

Peter S. Greene, MD

Chief Medical Information Officer & Associate Professor of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Curriculum Chair: Health Information Technology
Dr. Peter Greene is a leader in the field of informatics in cardiothoracic surgery. He has served as the Chair of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Information Technology Committee. He is the founder, executive editor and key architect of Cardiothoracic Surgery Network (CTSNet), the online community of 40 professional cardiothoracic surgery societies. He has more than 15 years of experience in information technology using a variety of medical applications in parallel to a clinical career. He had an important role in co-founding the MedBiquitous Consortium and serves as the consortium’s executive director. Founded by Johns Hopkins Medicine and leading professional medical societies, MedBiquitous is a non-profit, international group of professional medical and healthcare associations, universities, commercial, and governmental organizations dedicated to advancing healthcare education through technology standards that promote professional competence, collaboration, and better patient care.

Dr. Greene has over authored over 50 peer reviewed articles and has an active career in advancing healthcare education with information technology.

In 2006 Dr. Greene was appointed Chief Medical Information Officer and in this role he is involved in the implementation of a provider order entry and clinical documentation system throughout Johns Hopkins. As Associate Dean for Emerging Technologies he has developed a single portal for clinical E-learning across Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Felicia Hill-Briggs, PhD

Professor & Senior Director of Population Health Research and Development
Johns Hopkins HealthCare, LLC

Curriculum Chair: Population Health Management
Dr. Felicia Hill-Briggs is a Professor of Medicine in the General Internal Medicine division, as well as a core faculty member of the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research. She studies chronic disease self-management, behavioral intervention trials, health disparities, neuropsychology and functional impairment and disability. Dr. Hill-Briggs holds a bachelor's degree from American University and master of science and Ph.D. degrees in Clinical Psychology/Behavioral Medicine from Penn State University. She completed training in medical consultation and liason and neurpsychology at NYU Medical Center -Bellevue Hospital Center and a postdoctoral fellowship in geriatric neuropsychology at the Polisher Research Institute/Philadelphia Geriatric Center. She served on the faculty of New York University Medical Center-Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine before joining the Johns Hopkins faculty.

Doug Hough, PhD

Associate Scientist & Associate Director, Master of Healthcare Administration Program, Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Curriculum Chair: Healthcare Economics, Finance & Analytics
Douglas E. Hough, Ph.D., is Associate Professor, Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University, with a joint appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.  He teaches in the areas of medical economics and strategic planning. His research interests are in identifying the optimal size and structure of a physician practice, and in the application of the emerging field of behavioral economics to health care issues. His book, titled, Irrationality in Health Care:  What Behavioral Economics Reveals About What We Do and Why, will be published by Stanford University Press in 2013. Dr. Hough has been a research economist at the American Medical Association, and a consultant in three health care strategy firms.  He is a frequent speaker and author on health care issues related to physicians. Dr. Hough earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, and his B.S. in Economics from MIT.

Stacey B. Lee, JD

Associate Professor, The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Curriculum Chair: Negotiation
Stacey Lee is an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School where she teaches Negotiations, Business Law, and Legal Foundations of Health Care.  Stacey draws on nearly twenty years of legal and arbitration experience, to create an interdisciplinary approach to negotiation and conflict management.  She has created content specific negotiation courses and workshops for the Johns Hopkins Business of Medicine MBA program, the Kennedy Krieger Institute Leadership Development program, and the Carey Business School’s MBA Fellows program.

Prior to entering academia, Stacey practiced law for over ten years.  She began as a securities litigator and later became in-house counsel for two of the country’s largest healthcare corporations.  Stacey also served as the senior regulatory specialist for America’s Health Insurance Plans, the United States’ largest national healthcare trade association.

Since joining the Carey faculty in 2008, Stacey’s research interests have focused on pharmaceutical manufacturers’ international and domestic influence on the access to medicines.  Her work has been published in the Yale Journal Health Policy Law & Ethics, Georgetown Journal of International Law, the Annals of Health Law Journal, and the Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy.  She was the Berman Institute Faculty Fellow in the Greenwall Fellowship in Bioethics and Health Policy from 2011 – 2012 and in 2012 the graduating Johns Hopkins MPH/MBA cohort awarded Stacey the Teaching Excellence Award for her Negotiation and Business Law courses. Stacey earned her law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law and a BBA in Management from Loyola University of Maryland.

Guest Faculty - Industry Leaders

Matthew DeCamp, MD, PhD

Associate Professor in the Center for Bioethics and Humanities and Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus 
A practicing internist, health services researcher and philosopher, Dr. DeCamp employs both empirical and conceptual methods to identify and solve cutting edge problems at the interface of health care, policy and bioethics. Special emphases of his research include engaging patients in health care organizational decision-making, ethical issues in the use of social media, “Big Data,” and global health (with a focus on short-term global health ethics).  Dr. DeCamp is an award-winning teacher and mentor, and has more than a decade of service on Institutional Review Boards. Dr. DeCamp holds a BS from Perdue University and an MD and PhD in Philosophy from Duke University.

Margaret E. O’Kane

President of the National Committee for Quality Assurance
Program Area of Focus: Performance Measurement
Margaret E. O’Kane is President of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), an independent, nonprofit organization that improves health care quality through measurement, transparency and accountability. O’Kane has served as co-chair of the National Priorities Partnership and is a board member of the Foundation for Informed Decision Making and the American Board of Medical Specialties. She was elected a member of the Institute of Medicine in 1999 and received the 2009 Picker Institute Individual Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Patient-Centered Care. She received the Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award from the National Center for Healthcare Leadership in 2012. Modern Healthcare has named O’Kane one of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare three times, most recently in 2013. A master’s degree holder in health administration and planning from Johns Hopkins University, O’Kane is a recipient of that university’s Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Peter J. Pronovost, MD, PhD

Professor and Senior Vice President for Patient Safety and Quality,
Director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Program Area of Focus:  Quality and Effectiveness
Dr. Pronovost has developed a scientifically proven method for reducing the deadly infections associated with central line catheters. His simple but effective checklist protocol virtually eliminated these infections across the state of Michigan, saving 1,500 lives and $100 million annually. These results have been sustained for more than three years. Moreover, the checklist protocol is now being implemented across the United States, state by state, and in several other countries. The New Yorker magazine says that Dr. Pronovost’s “work has already saved more lives than that of any laboratory scientist in the past decade.”

Pronovost has chronicled his work to improve patient safety in his book, Safe Patients, Smart Hospitals: How One Doctor’s Checklist Can Help Us Change Health Care from the Inside Out. In addition, he has written more than 400 articles and chapters related to patient safety and the measurement and evaluation of safety efforts. He serves in an advisory capacity to the World Health Organization's World Alliance for Patient Safety.

Dr. Pronovost has earned several national awards, including the 2004 John Eisenberg Patient Safety Research Award and a coveted MacArthur Fellowship in 2008, known popularly as the “genius grant.” He was named by Time magazine as one of the world’s 100 “most influential people” for his work in patient safety. He regularly addresses Congress on the importance of patient safety, prompting a report by the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Oversight and Government Reform strongly endorsing his intensive care unit infection prevention program.