AMA Journal of Ethics. November 2017, Volume 19, Number 11: 1148-1150.
About the Contributors
Theme issue: Ethics of Collaborative Health Systems Design
Theme Issue Editor
Sonya Makhni, MD, MBA, is a first-year resident in internal medicine at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She received her MD from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in 2017, received her MBA from Harvard Business School in 2016, and graduated from MIT in 2011.
Samy A. Azer, MD, PhD, MEd, MPH, is professor of medical education and chair of curriculum development and research unit at the College of Medicine in King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is a consultant gastroenterologist, an editor at BMC Medical Education, and serves on the editorial board of the World Journal of Gastroenterology.
Neil Carpenter, MBA, is the vice president for strategic planning and research at LifeBridge Health in Baltimore. Mr. Carpenter has consulted for many of the country’s leading health systems, been featured in leading health care magazines, and is a guest lecturer at the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business.
Danielle Hahn Chaet, MSB, is a research associate for the American Medical Association Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs in Chicago. Her work involves researching, developing, and disseminating ethics policy and analyzing current issues and opinions in bioethics. She obtained her master of science degree in bioethics, with a focus on clinical policy and clinical ethics consultation, from the joint program of Union Graduate College and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Alia Chisty, MS, MD, is an assistant professor of medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, where she is also an associate program director for the Temple Internal Medicine Residency Program. She is interested in medical education and mentorship.
Hyung J. Cho, MD, is assistant professor of medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, where he is also the director of Quality, Safety, and Value for the Division of Hospital Medicine. He is also a senior fellow at the Lown Institute.
Brandon Combs, MD, is an associate professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, Colorado. He is also a senior fellow for medical education at the Lown Institute.
Alan Cribb, PhD, is a professor of bioethics and education at King’s College London, where he is also the co-director of the Centre for Public Policy Research at the School of Education, Communication and Society. He has a particular interest in interdisciplinary approaches to professional education, health services research, and health policy. Much of his recent work focuses on the philosophy, policy, and practice of person-centered care.
Sigal Israilov is a second-year medical student at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. Her interests include exploring medicine through the lenses of high value care and patient safety, and developing best practices for student-run free clinics.
Aveena Kochar, MD, is an assistant professor of medicine, specializing in hospital medicine, at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. She works as a full-time hospitalist and is interested in quality, patient safety, and medical education.
Matthew Kucmanic, MA, MPH, is a recent graduate of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, with degrees in bioethics and public health. As a student, Matthew conducted research for the Center for Genetic Ethics Research and Law with a focus on precision medicine and how genetics and genomics as well as big data might impact public health practice and research. He was recently a co-instructor for a short-term study abroad course in Paris that compared American and French health care systems.
David Bryan Lackey, MS, is a freelance photographer in in Atlanta, where he provides portraits of healing to patients suffering from strokes, brain injuries, and devastating injuries, in collaboration with his wife. He is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he formerly was an adjunct instructor in the College of Design’s School of City and Regional Planning.
Mauro Moscucci, MD, MBA, is the chairman of medicine at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore/LifeBridge Health and medical director of the LifeBridge Health Cardiovascular Institute in Baltimore. Since his initial training in interventional cardiology at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, Dr. Moscucci has focused his career on outcome assessment and quality improvement in cardiology. He is the founder of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Cardiovascular Consortium, a multicenter collaborative quality improvement program in interventional cardiology.
Priya Nambisan, PhD, is an associate professor and the chair of the Department of Health Informatics and Administration in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, where she is also the founder and director of Social Media and Health Research & Training Lab. Her research interests are in the areas of health care management and health informatics, and her current research focuses on consumer engagement in social media and its impact on mental well-being.
Satish Nambisan, PhD, is the Nancy and Joseph Keithley Professor of Technology Management at Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland, Ohio. His research interests are in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation management, and technology management. His current research focuses on platforms and ecosystems as venues for innovation and entrepreneurship, digital innovation and digital entrepreneurship, technology commercialization and open innovation, and customer co-innovation and co-creation.
John Owens, MA, PhD, is a lecturer in public policy and education at King’s College London, where he is also a member of the Centre for Public Policy Research at the School of Education, Communication and Society. His research focuses on applying philosophical, political, and sociological perspectives to issues in contemporary public policy, particularly in the areas of health care and education.
Amy R. Sheon, PhD, MPH, is the executive director of the Urban Health Initiative at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Inspired by her doctoral advisor, Dr. Ruth Faden, much of Sheon’s work has focused on studying and addressing bioethical issues arising from clinical research with vulnerable populations.
Guddi Singh, MB BChir, MPH, is a pediatric registrar in London and a clinical fellow at Health Education England with wide experience in global public health. Having previously worked on issues related to social justice and health equity with the World Health Organization and Medact, she is now researching how medical professionalism and education might advance in the light of the social dimensions of health and illness.
Puja Turakhia, MS, is a fourth-year medical student at St. George’s University in Brooklyn, New York with interests in patient-centered and preventative medicine in underserved communities.
Brian Van Winkle, MBA, is the director of innovation at LifeBridge Healthcare System in Baltimore, where he is responsible for exploring, integrating and scaling digital solutions across the care spectrum. He has over 10 years of health care strategy and operations consulting experience working with systems across the country.
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