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Advisory Boards | Overview


The Center of Excellence for Pediatric Quality Measurement's (CEPQM) efforts are informed by a National Advisory Board (NAB), with representatives from Boston Children's Hospital, the larger Harvard community, diverse national organizations representing patients and families, providers, payers, and health services researchers.

  • Richard Antonelli, MD, MS, Medical Director, Integrated Care and Strategic Partnerships, BCH; Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, HMS
  • David Bates, MD, MSc, Senior Vice President for Quality and Safety and Chief Quality Officer, BWH; Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, BWH; Co-Director, Program in Clinical Effectiveness, HSPH; Medical Director, Clinical and Quality Analysis for Partners Healthcare; Professor, Medicine, HMS; Professor, Health Policy and Management, HSPH
  • Paul Cleary, PhD, Anna M. R. Lauder Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) and Professor of Sociology, Yale School of Public Health; Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS
  • Martha Curley, RN, PhD, FAAN, Ellen and Robert Kapito Professor in Nursing Science, School of Nursing and School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Nurse Scientist, Critical Care and Cardiovascular Nursing, Critical Care Medicine, BCH
  • Timothy Ferris, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Mass General Physicians Organization, MGH; Associate Professor, Medicine and Pediatrics, HMS
  • Jonathan Finkelstein, MD, MPH, Donald M. Berwick Chair in Pediatric Quality and Outcomes, BCH; Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Population Medicine, HMS/Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
  • Donald Goldmann, MD, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Senior Physician in Medicine, BCH; Professor in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology, HSPH; Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, HMS
  • Charles Homer, MD, MPH, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Human Services Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Chief Executive Officer, National Institute for Children’s Health Quality; Associate Clinical Professor, Pediatrics, HMS; Associate Professor, Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, HSPH
  • Lisa Lezzoni, MD, MSc, Director, Mongan Institute for Health Policy, MGH; Professor, Medicine, HMS
  • Kathy Jenkins, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President and Chief Patient Safety and Quality Officer, Program for Patient Safety and Quality, BCH; Senior Associate in Cardiology, BCH; Director, Pulmonary Vein Stenosis Program, BCH; Professor, Pediatrics, HMS
  • Ashish Jha, MD, MPH, C. Boyden Gray Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management, HSPH; Associate Professor, Medicine, HMS; Staff Physician, Boston VA Healthcare System
  • David Link, MD, Chief, Pediatrics, Cambridge Health Alliance; Associate Professor, Pediatrics, HMS
  • Marie McCormick, MD, ScD, Sumner and Esther Feldberg Professor of Maternal and Child Health, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, HSPH, Professor of Pediatrics, HMS; Senior Associate Director of the Infant Follow-up Program, BCH
  • Daniel Nigrin, MD, MS, Senior Vice President of Information Services and Chief Information Officer of Endocrinology and Informatics Program, BCH; Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, HMS; Faculty, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, HMS
  • Stavroula Osganian, MD, ScD, Director of Clinical Research Program, BCH; Associate Professor, Pediatrics, HMS
  • David Polakoff, MD, MSc, Chief Medical Officer and Associate Dean, Commonwealth Medicine; Director, Center for Health Policy and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • James Perrin, MD, Director of Mass General Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy, Director of General Pediatrics and Vice Chair for Research, MGH; Professor, Pediatrics, HMS
  • Meredith Rosenthal, PhD, Professor, Health and Economics Policy, Associate Dean for Diversity, HSPH
  • Dana Safran, ScD, Senior Vice President for Performance Measurement and Improvement, Healthcare Services Division, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts


CEPQM National Stakeholder Panel (NSP)

The CEPQM National Stakeholder Panel included representatives from diverse national organizations representing patients and families, providers, payers, and health services researchers.

  • Bruce Bagley, MD, President and CEO of TransforME, subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians (Representing: American Academy of Family Physicians)
  • Jane Barnsteiner, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor of Pediatric Nursing, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Representing: American Academy of Nursing)
  • Anne Beal, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President and Chief Patient Officer with Sanofi S.A.O.
  • Marion Burton, MD, FAAP, Director of Community Pediatrics and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, University of South Carolina School of Medicine (Representing: Medicaid Medical Directors Learning Network)
  • Gerard Carrino, PhD, MPH, Senior Vice President, Program Resource Development & Evaluation, March of Dimes (Representing: March of Dimes)
  • Tumaini Coker, MD, MBA, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Mattel Children's Hospital, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Associate Natural Scientist at RAND Corporation (Representing: Academic Pediatric Association)
  • Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, Chief Medical Officer, Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, Director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, Deputy Administrator for Quality and Innovation, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (Representing: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)
  • Karen Cox, PhD, RN, FAAN, Executive Vice President/Co-Chief Operating Officer, Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics (Representing: Society of Pediatric Nurses)
  • Jonathan Finkelstein, MD, MPH (Chair), Donald M. Berwick Chair in Pediatric Quality and Outcomes, Department of Medicine, BCH; Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Population Medicine, HMS/Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
  • Nancy Foster, Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety Policy, American Hospital Association (Representing: American Hospital Association)
  • Thomas James, MD, Corporate Medical Director for Medical Policy, AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies (Representing: American's Health Insurance Plans
  • Thomas McInerny, MD, FAAP, Associate Chair and Professor, Department of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center, School of Medicine and Dentistry; Immediate Past President of the American Academy of Pediatrics (Representing: American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • John Santelli, MD, MPH, (Chair) Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, Columbia University; President of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (Representing: Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine)
  • Ellen Schwalenstocker, MBA, PhD, Acting Vice President, Quality Advocacy and Measurement, National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (Representing: National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions)
  • Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH, FAAP, President and CEO, AcademyHealth (Representing: Academy Health)
  • Nora Wells, MEd, Director of Programs/Co-Director, National Center for Family/Professional Partnerships at Family Voices (Representing: Family Voices)


Massachusetts Child Health Quality Coalition (CHQC)

The Massachusetts Child Health Quality Coalition (CHQC) is a 60-member coalition that includes child health advocates, providers, state agencies, and quality experts.

  • Andrew Balder, MD, CHQC Co-Chair, Senior Medical Director, Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan
  • Carolyn Langer, MD, JD, MPH, CHQC Co-Chair, Chief Medical Officer of MassHealth, Director of the Office of Clinical Affairs, Commonwealth Medicine
  • Louise Bannister, RN, JD, Project Director, CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Ayesha Cammaerts, MBA, Project Manager, Government Relations and Patient Safety & Quality, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Valerie Konar, MBA, Project Manager, CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Gina Rogers, Founding Executive Director of CHQC and Consultant, Massachusetts Health Quality Partners
  • Meredith Reynolds, Project Coordinator, Massachusetts Health Quality Partners
  • Karen Smith, Executive Director of CHQC, Massachusetts Health Quality Partners