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Appendix B Committee Biosketches
Pages 77-82

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... Dr. Ayanian has focused his career on health policy and health services research related to access to care, quality of care, and health care disparities, and has served in key health policy advisory roles to state and federal government.
From page 78...
... He has participated in the advanced training program in health care delivery improvement with Intermountain Healthcare, is a certified managed care executive through America's Health Insurance Plans, and served as a senior examiner with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Program. Melinda Buntin, Ph.D., is professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University's School of Medicine.
From page 79...
... , and a professor of health policy and management in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. His research interests and expertise include health economics, managed care, physician behavior, racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in health care, technological change in medicine, and access, costs, and quality of care.
From page 80...
... His research aims to improve access to care for poor, minority, and other vulnuerable populations and to eliminate racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in health care. His current research explores the relationship between "place" and health care disparities and examines racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in hospital care.
From page 81...
... She has advised federal and state policy makers in health care payment policy and implementation, and has also testified in congressional hearings on pay-for-performance and in legislative hearings in California and Massachusetts concerning health care provider payment and benefit design policies.
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... Earlier in his career, Dr. Shih was assistant medical director for a community-based mental health organization serving immigrant and refugee populations in Oakland, California.

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