Brita Roy, MD, MPH, MHS, is an Assistant Professor in the Section of General Internal Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine and the Director of Population Health for Yale Medicine. Her scholarly work focuses on assessing the relative contribution of positive psychosocial factors to population health outcomes and health equity, as well as the interaction of these factors with the environment. Dr. Roy is also interested in the effective implementation of multidisciplinary community/health care collaborations to support population health and well-being. She co-leads the Yale-Gallup Well-being Research Team and the 100 Million Healthier Lives measurement team. Dr. Roy enjoys caring for patients and teaching medical students and residents as an academic hospitalist. She received a Bachelors in Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a Masters in Engineering from Wayne State University. She completed a combined MD/MPH at the University of Michigan before completing residency and Chief Residency in internal medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Roy was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at Yale University from 2013-2015.
Tricia Bolender, MBA, MA, CPCC, is a quality improvement advisor, strategy consultant, and executive coach. She partners with governments, nonprofits, foundations, and Fortune 500 companies globally to accelerate affordable access to high-quality health care through systems change and the science of improvement. She helped launch the first mental health quality improvement collaborative in Africa, and has supported collaboratives focused on reducing maternal and neonatal mortality, improving value, and strengthening community partnerships. Through her work with IHI, she has supported the development of National Quality Strategies and Quality Management Systems in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Saudi Arabia, and Bangladesh; and served as an advisor and thought partner in the development of National Quality Strategies and policies in Liberia and Qatar. Ms. Bolender also supported the development of the Pathways to Population Health Getting Started Guide and associated resources and serves as the Improvement Advisor for the Improving Population Health Action Community. She received her BA from Harvard University, MBA from Columbia Business School, and MA in International Affairs from Columbia University. She is a TEDx speaker and is passionate about the intersection of health, education, and housing, having served on the board of directors and advisory boards of several nonprofits in the health and education fields. Her current focus is on systems improvement, authentic leadership, and individual and organizational transformation.
Kate Hilton, JD, MTS, equips people around the world to build individual and organizational capacity to address the adaptive, human side of change to improve health, well-being, and equity. A founding director of ReThink Health, she has worked for over a decade to bring the tools of community organizing and collaborative leadership to population and quality health efforts in regional communities alongside partners like the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and National Health Service of England. A faculty advisor to the IHI Open School, Ms. Hilton leads the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI’s) online courses, Leadership & Organizing for Change and the Psychology of Change. As an engagement advisor, she supports population health efforts like 100 Million Healthier Lives, the Improving Population Health Action Community, SCALE (Spreading Community Accelerators through Learning and Evaluation), and Age-Friendly Health Systems. In addition, Ms. Hilton is faculty in the Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity program at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University and contributing faculty in the Rockefeller Leadership Fellows and Management and Leadership Development Programs at Dartmouth College.
We are pleased to have Don Berwick lead a session at the first Learning Session.
Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, is also former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. A pediatrician by background, Dr. Berwick has served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and on the staffs of Boston's Children's Hospital Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. He has also served as Vice Chair of the US Preventive Services Task Force, as the first "Independent Member" of the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees, and as Chair of the National Advisory Council of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He served two terms on the Institute of Medicine's Governing Council, was a member of the IOM's Global Health Board, and served on President Clinton's Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Healthcare Industry. Recognized as a leading authority on health care quality and improvement, Dr. Berwick has received numerous awards. In 2005, he was appointed Honorary Knight Commander of the British Empire by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in recognition of his work with the British National Health Service. Dr. Berwick is the author or co-author of over 160 scientific articles and six books. He also serves as Lecturer in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School, and he is an elected member of the American Philosophical Society.