Leadership

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GENEVIEVE MELTON-MEAUX, MD, PHD

Genevieve Melton-Meaux, MD, PhD, FACMI, FACS, FASCRS is Professor in the Department of Surgery and the Chief Analytics and Care Innovation Officer (CACIO) at M Health Fairview. Dr. Melton is the Director for the Center for Learning Health System Sciences and leads its Digital Technology Innovation (DTI) Program. She also currently serves as the President of the American College of Medical Informatics.  

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TIMOTHY BEEBE, PHD

Tim Beebe, PhD is the Mayo Professor and Division Head, Divisions of Health Policy and Management, in the School of Public Health. Dr.  Beebe is the Director of the Minnesota Learning Health System Mentored Career Development Program (MN-LHS), the Deputy Director for the Center for Learning Health System Sciences, and leads its Healthcare Innovation Program for Implementation & Evaluation (HI-PIE). He also serves on the CTSI-Ed Internal Advisory Board and the CTSI-Ed Executive Leadership group.

 

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BRAD BENSON, MD, FACP, FAAP

Brad Benson, MD, FACP, FAAP is the Chief Academic Officer for M Health Fairview and Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine. In addition to his clinical focus, Dr. Benson's interests include milestone-based competency assessment across the continuum of medical education and integration of clinical research into a Learning Health System framework.

MICHAEL USHER, MD, PhD

Michael Usher, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine. He co-leads the Rapid Evaluation Prospective Evaluation Unit (RapidEval) within the Center for Learning Health System Sciences. In addition to hospitalist clinical practice, Dr. Usher plays a role as a "triagist" managing patient flow and capacity at the M-Health Fairview Systems Operations Center.  Dr. Usher's research interest focuses on leveraging technology to optimize transitions of care in the acute care setting, measuring and defining quality, and pragmatic interventional studies.  

NATHAN SHIPPEE, PhD

Nathan Shippee, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management, faculty in the Research Data Assistance Center (RESDAC) and Deputy Director of Curriculum and Methods for the Minnesota Learning Health System Mentored Career Development Program. He co-leads the Rapid Evaluation Prospective Evaluation Unit (RapidEval) within the Center for Learning Health System Sciences. His primary research focus is patient complexity in chronic disease management including frameworks for conceptualizing, measuring and addressing patient complexity. 

MARY BUTLER, PhD, MBA

Mary Butler, PhD, MBA is an Associate Professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management and Co-Director of the Minnesota Evidence-based Practice Center. She co-leads the Evidence Synthesis Center within the Center for Learning Health System Sciences. Her primary research focus is the study of scientific evidence standards, research design, and systematic review methodology, evidence-informed health care , and complex patients and complex interventions.

JOSH RHEIN, MD

Joshua Rhein, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health. He co-leads the Evidence Synthesis Center within the Center for Learning Health System Sciences. His clinical and research interests are focused on HIV pathogenesis, global health, and infectious diseases including evidence synthesis on emerging treatments.

CHRISTOPHER TIGNANELLI, MD, MS

Christopher TIgnanelli, MD, MS, FACS is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery and Affiliate Faculty in the Institute for Health Informatics. He serves as Scientific Director of the Program for Clinical Artificial Intelligence (P4AI) in the Center for Learning Health System Sciences and Department of Surgery’s Center for Outcomes, Quality, Delivery, and Evaluation (C-QODE). His research interests include federated learning, interoperable clinical decision support, and other aspects of clinical AI. He currently serves on the AHRQ evidence-based Care Transformation Support (ACTS), CDC’s Adapting Clinical Guidelines for the Digital Age Initiative and the American College of Surgeons Health Information Technology (HIT) Committee. 

JERICA BERGE, PhD, MPH, LMFT, CFLE

Jerica Berge, PhD, MPH, LMFT, CFLE is a Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. She leads the Department’s Practice-Based Research Network with its CLHSS partnership and co-leads CTSI’s Community Engagement to Advance Research and Community Health (CEARCH) team. She also directs the Healthy Eating across the Lifespan (HEAL) Center. Dr. Berge is both a researcher and behavioral medicine clinician. She is a licensed mental health therapist specializing in integrated care and community-based partnerships to promote child and family health. Her research interests include using mixed-methods to reduce childhood obesity disparities by race/ethnicity to promote health equity.