Amy Reid, MPH, Director at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), leads the Institute’s efforts to advance health equity. Ms. Reid’s health equity leadership encompasses strategy development; initiative design, implementation, and evaluation; teaching and coaching. This includes directing IHI’s Pursuing Equity Initiative to narrow equity gaps and understand how health care can leverage its resources to advance equity. In addition, Ms. Reid serves on IHI’s Results and Evaluation team, where she sets priorities for learning and evaluation, implements a theory-driven formative evaluation approach in health care and community health programs, and speaks internationally on evaluation. She is trained as an improvement coach and on facilitation of racial justice conversations. Before joining IHI, Ms. Reid supported quality improvement programs at the North Carolina Area Health Education Center (NC AHEC) and at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health where she conducted a qualitative evaluation of a maternal and child health quality improvement program in Ghana. She has published peer reviewed articles and blog posts on topics including formative evaluation, community engagement in quality improvement, health equity, and scale up. Amy received an MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BS in Biology from Davidson College.
Ron Wyatt, MD, MHA, is Chief Quality Officer at Cook County Health and Hospitals, one of the largest public health systems in the USA. Dr. Wyatt has over 30 years of experience as a clinician with extensive experience in promoting healthcare quality and patient safety at both the system, institutional and organizational level. In 2010, Ron served as Director of the Patient Safety Analysis Center in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), now the Defense Health Agency (DHA), where he was responsible for establishing and maintaining patient safety registries that include clinical, root cause analyses and failure mode and effects analyses data on adverse events. In 2012, Dr. Wyatt was appointed as the Medical Director in the Division of Healthcare Improvement at The Joint Commission. While at The Joint Commission, Dr. Wyatt co-chaired the first Health equity leadership forum and he has contributed to multiple publications on Health Equity, racial bias and implicit bias.