I am chief population health officer at NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest public health care system in the U.S. I also serve as chief executive officer of the NYC Health + Hospitals Accountable Care Organization.
My duties include leading a team dedicated to health system improvement, supervising initiatives in ambulatory care transformation, innovative care models, population health analytics, chronic disease prevention and management, and implementation research. My team was recognized with the 2017 Gage Award for Improving Quality by America’s Essential Hospitals.
I also practice primary care (internal medicine) at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue and am a clinical associate professor of Population Health and Medicine at NYU Langone School of Medicine.
Previously, I was the assistant vice president of Ambulatory Care Transformation at NYC Health + Hospitals and the director of Population Health Improvement at NYU Langone Health. From 2012–13, I served as a White House fellow at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, where I was the principal health advisor for the Office of the Secretary.
My prior work experience spans the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, including positions with the both New York City and State Departments of Health, the Louisiana Department of Health, a startup clinical software company, and the nonprofit Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, where I was a founding member of the board of directors.
I have written about medicine and public health in the New England Journal of Medicine, where I am an NEJM Catalyst Thought Leader, and the Journal of the American Medical Association, where I contribute to The JAMA Forum. I have also written for the Lancet, Health Affairs, Science, the Atlantic, and Scientific American.
I serve on the board of directors of both the Primary Care Development Corporation and the Essential Hospitals Institute. I am a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and the American College of Physicians. In 2016, President Obama appointed me to the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health.
I received an MD with Alpha Omega Alpha distinction from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, where I was received the Joel Gordon Miller Award (selected by my peers). I also earned an MSc in global public health as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, and graduated summa cum laude from Duke University.
I trained in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where I received the Dunne Award for Compassionate Care. I was a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School, and during my training, I did clinical work in Guatemala, Peru, Botswana, Ghana, and India.
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Population Health
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
MD from University of Pennsylvania
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