Research Team

Principal Investigators

David R. Flum, MD, MPH, University of Washington

David Talan, MD, University of California, Los Angeles

Director, Data Coordinating Center

Patrick Heagerty, PhD, University of Washington

Director, Clinical Coordinating Center

Giana H. Davidson, MD, MPH, University of Washington

Director, Stakeholder Coordinating Center

Sarah Lawrence, MA, University of Washington

Former Director: Danielle Lavallee, PhD, PharmD, University of Washington

Project Manager

Erin Carney Fannon, University of Washington

Project Manager, California

Anusha Krishnadasan, PhD

Patient Advisory Board


Bonnie Bizzell, MBA, MEd


Kimberly Deeney

Mary Guiden

Miriam Hernandez 

Elliott Skopin

Meridith A. Weiss

Heather VanDusen

National Advisory Board

Emily E. Anderson, PhD,MPH

Associate Professor, Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics
Loyola University Chicago

Darrell A Campbell, Jr, MD

Chief Medical Officer
University of Michigan Health System

Fergal Fleming, MD, FRCS

Associate Professor of Surgery and Oncology
University of Rochester Medical Center

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Executive Director
American College of Surgeons

SreyRam Kuy, MD, MHS, FACS

Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Quality & Safety
South Central VA Health Care Network

Daniel Lessler, MD, MHA, FACP

Physician Executive, Community Engagement and Leadership
Qualis Health


Emeritus Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
University of Florida College of Medicine–Jacksonville

Richard W. Whitten, MD, MBA, FACP

Medicare Contractor Medical Director
FP Medical Policy
Noridian Health Solutions