Brian Athey, Ph.D.
Brian D. Athey, Ph.D. is the Michael A. Savageau Collegiate Professor and Inaugural Chair of the Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics at the University of Michigan Medical School. He is also a Professor of Psychiatry and of Internal Medicine. He is the founding Principal Investigator of the NIH National Center for Integrative Biomedical Informatics (NCIBI), one of eight NIH National Biomedical Computing Centers. Brian also serves as CSO of the tranSMART Foundation, an emerging US and EU consortium to create and support an open data sharing, platform, and analytic software "Apps Store" to accelerate clinical and translational research. Brian has served as the Biomedical Informatics Core Director of Michigan’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), and was Associate Director of the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR). Brian has served as Director of Academic Informatics for the Medical School. Brian is an active teacher and mentor, being the Principal Investigator of the U-M NIH/NIGMS Bioinformatics Training Grant; he has trained more than 20 Ph.D. students and Post-Doctoral Fellows.
Dr. Jacques Donzé
Dr. Donzé is Harvard faculty and a scientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, with extensive clinical research experience. He is an Attending Physician board-certified in internal medicine and earned a Master of Science in clinical epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Donzé’s primary research area focuses on patient readmission and transition of care. He developed a prediction model (HOSPITAL score) to identify medical patients at high risk for having potentially avoidable readmission. He has published several articles in high-impact medical journals, such as in BMJ, JAMA internal medicine, or The American Journal of Medicine. He is the author of a clinical pharmacological book (Brevimed). Other areas of research include anticoagulant therapy, venous thromboembolism, patient experience, and quality of care.
A consultant, author, keynote speaker and blogger, Mark is a graduate of Northwestern, with an MS & MBA from MIT. Mark has become the most sought after national expert in "Lean Healthcare." In June 2011, Mark joined the software company KaiNexus as their "Chief Improvement Officer," to help further their mission of "making improvement easier" in healthcare organizations, while continuing his other consulting and speaking activities. He is the author of the book "Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety", and Employee Engagement (Productivity Press), which was selected for a 2009 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award and is being translated into seven languages. Mark has also co-authored a new book, titled "Healthcare Kaizen: Engaging Front-Line Staff in Sustainable Continuous Improvements," which was released in June 2012.
Mike Moreno, MD
Dr. Michael Rafael Moreno, better known as "Dr. Mike," is a graduate of the University of California at Irvine and Hahnemann Medical School (now Drexel University). Following his residency at Kaiser Permanente in Fontana, California, Dr. Mike moved to San Diego, where he now practices family medicine and sits on the board of the San Diego Chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians. In 2008, Dr. Mike launched "Walk with Your Doc," which he participates in every Tuesday and Thursday morning before his workday begins. The program began when Dr. Mike offered to walk with a patient to motivate her to exercise and has since grown into a thriving community. Dr. Mike takes pride in being viewed not only as a doctor, but also as a friend and confidant.