Regional Team

Torres_Trissa_thumb.jpgTrissa Torres, MD, MSPH, FACPM, Chief Operations and North America Programs Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), is responsible for leading IHI toward operational excellence, and executing on IHI’s strategy in North America to accelerate the pace of improvement in health care and innovate and partner with organizations and communities to improve health. A preventive medicine physician by training, she completed her residency at Meharry Medical College. Dr. Torres has extensive experience in clinical preventive medicine, population management, and public, community, and population health. Prior to joining IHI, she led population health initiatives at Genesys Health System in Flint, Michigan, guiding the organization in transforming care delivery to improve the health of its community, with particular emphasis on the underserved. Dr. Torres has been involved with IHI's Triple Aim strategy since its prototyping phase, serving initially as champion for Genesys Health System, then as Triple Aim faculty, and now as an IHI senior leader in support of Triple Aim initiatives. She works closely with health and health care leaders, providers, organizations, and communities to leverage this unique time in history to transform health care to improve care, reduce costs, and create partnerships across the public and social sectors to improve health for all

Badshah_Kush_thumb.jpgKush B. Badshah, Director, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), leads several results-oriented initiatives and strategic partnerships focused on achieving population health and attending to the joy of the health care workforce. He provides strategic development and leadership for IHI’s Primary Care portfolio of projects and programs and works with the North America team to operationalize regional priorities in service of IHI’s mission. Prior to joining IHI, Mr. Badshah managed QI initiatives at a network of primary care clinics in Washington State, focusing on the patient’s journey throughout the care continuum, and worked with communities in the West Indies to increase access to care. He is a graduate of Lehigh University in Pennsylvania.

Kurapati_Saranya_thumb.JPG Saranya Loehrer, MD, MPH, Head of the North America Region, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), leads a team responsible for the development and execution of regional priorities in service of achieving IHI’s mission. Her team works in partnership with others at IHI to cultivate collaborative relationships, support new business development, and design large-scale initiatives that help organizations meet their aims and aspirations. Current regional efforts include accelerating the volume-to-value transformation in health care, attending to the joy of the health care workforce, and nurturing cross-sector partnerships that support the equitable achievement of health in the communities we serve. Prior to joining IHI, Dr. Loehrer worked for Physicians for Human Rights, leading global and domestic grassroots advocacy efforts to create more just and scientifically sound HIV/AIDS policies. She received her MD from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, where she was an Albert Schweitzer Fellow, and her MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health, where she was a Zuckerman Fellow.

Lauren MagounLauren Magoun, MPH, MBA, Director, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), works to ensure IHI’s portfolio of customized services in North America are optimally delivered by partnering with project staff and the New Business, Finance, and Research and Development teams. She also serves as a director for various projects within the region, for which she is accountable for designing and delivering work with customers, funders, and faculty. Ms. Magoun has content expertise in improvement science, maternal and infant health, program evaluation and not-for-profit management. Prior to joining IHI, she served as the Operations Manager and a Project Manager at the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ) and held consulting and research positions in the field of human resources. She received her MPH from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine and her MBA in Nonprofit Management with a concentration in International Development from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.