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HRET Mission

Transforming health care through research and education.

HRET Vision

Leveraging research and education to create a society of healthy communities, where all individuals reach their highest potential for health.

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Senior Fellows

The Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) invites Individuals from health care organizations, research institutions, and academic, business or government settings to become an HRET Senior Fellow.

Founded in 1944, HRET, is a not-for-profit organization involved in research and education addressing salient health management and policy issues. HRET 's unique affiliation with the American Hospital Association (AHA) allows us to respond and deliver evidence-based solutions to the daily challenges health care leaders face or will face in the future, with one ultimate goal: to change how health care is delivered and to improve the system for those who use it.  HRET collaborates with health care, government, academic, business, and community organizations across the United States to conduct research and disseminate findings that shape the future of health care.

HRET Senior Fellows build upon the scholarly efforts of the HRET team and partnering organizations and individuals who support our mission to "transform health care through research and education."  Senior Fellows contribute to the knowledge base of health services research and support its application to management and practice.  Current fellows can log in to the secured site to access information.

To learn more about senior fellow appointments and opportunities, please click here.

Current Senior Fellows

Jason Adelman, MD, MS
Patient Safety Officer
Montefiore Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Stephen Bartol
Medical Director Network Surgical Services; Assoc. Director Utilization & Quality
Henry Ford Hospital and Health Network

David Bernard, MD, FACP, FRCP (UK)
Senior VP and Chief Medical Officer
Beth Israel Medical Center
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Michael Bilton, MPP
Vice President
Verité Healthcare Consulting

Helga Brake, PharmD
Senior Director, Performance Improvement
The Institute for Innovation in Care and Quality
Illinois Hospital Association

Joan Brennan, RN
Vice President Quality and Performance Excellence
AtlantiCare

Richard L. Buck, MD, MPH, FACPM
Independent Health Care Strategist and Advisor
Medical Leadership Institute

Tony Burke
President & CEO
AHA Solutions, Inc.

Nicole Carkner, MBA
Executive Director
Quad City Health Initiative

Douglas A. Conrad, PhD
Professor of Health Services
University of Washington

John R. Combes, MD
President & COO
Center for Healthcare Governance

Natalie Dean-Wood, FACHE
Independent Contractor
Verite Healthcare Consulting, LLC

Domenic Delmonico
SVP Managed Care Contracting & Network Development
Care New England Health System

James A. Diegel, FACHE
President and CEO
St. Charles Health System

Dan Doherty
Administrator, Operations Integration & Analysis
Advocate Healthcare

James Dunlop
CFO
Catholic Health

Scott J. Ellner, DO, MPH
Director of Surgical Quality
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

Ross Ehrmantraut
Patient Safety Officer
Harborview Medical Center

Connie Evashwick, Sc.D, FACHE, CPH, CAE
Consultant
CEA-Consulting & Evaluation Associates

Rollin J. (Terry) Fairbanks, MD MS FACEP
Director | National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare
Director | Simulation Training & Education Lab (SiTEL)
MedStar Health

John Gale, MS
Research Associate, Maine Rural Health Research Center
Muskie School of Public Service University of Southern Maine

Marisue Garganta
Director of Community Health Integration and Community Benefit
St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center

Andrew N. Garman, PsyD, MS
Associate Professor
Department of Health Systems Management
Rush University

Gregory Hudson, FACHE
System Director of Planning & Business Development
Valley Health System

Penrose Jackson
Director, Community Health Improvement
Fletcher Allen Health Care

Vance Jackson
CEO
Hancock County Memorial Hospital & HS

James Jones, MD
Director of Medical Informatics and Quality Initiatives
Mount Sinai Health System

Kristin Juliar
Director
Montana AHEC & Office of Rural Health

Mark Krischbaum, RN, PhD
Chief Quality, Safety & Clinical Info Chief
University of Texas Branch at Galveston

Sheryl Lewis Blake
CEO
Pennock Health Services

Della M. Lin, MD
Staff Anesthesiologist

Gregory Makoul, PhD
Chief Academic Officer and Senior Vice President for Innovation
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Professor of Medicine
University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Jean Mayer
SVP Strategic Services
Tampa General Hospital

Sherissa Microys, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Ottawa
Ottawa Hospital
Depts Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Barry Patel, Pharm.D.
President/Co-Founder
TTM (Total Therapeutic Management, Inc.)

Stephen Petty
Corporate Director, Community Health Improvement
INTEGRIS Health

Matthew Primack
Vice President, Business Development and Clinical Institutes
Advocate Condell Medical Center

Ari Robicsek, MD
Vice President of Clinical Analytics
NorthShore University HealthSystem

Sean Rogers, MD
Medical Director for Primary Care
The Polyclinic

Lisa Schilling, RN
Vice President Healthcare Performance Improvement and Execution
Kaiser Permanente

Kristin Schmidt, RN
Assistant Chief Nursing Officer
Desert Regional Medical Center

Matthew J. Schreiber, MD
Vice President for Hospital Quality and System Safety
Spectrum Healthcare

David J. Shulkin, MD
President-elect and COO
Morristown Memorial Hospital

Sunil K. Sinha, MD, MBA, FACHE
VP, Medical Affairs
Bon Secours

Kim Streit
VP, Health Care Research and Information
Florida Hospital Association

Sam R. Watson
SVP, Patient Safety and Quality
Michigan Health & Hospital Association

Vicki Wetenkamp, CPHQ, FACHE
Administrative Director, Clinical and Service Excellence
Holy Family Memorial

Steven Witz, PhD, MPH
Director
Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering
Purdue University

Kathie S. Zimbro, PhD, R.N.
Director, Clinical & Business Intelligence & Quality Research Institute
Sentara Healthcare

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