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Dr. Michael K. Gould graduated from Cornell University in 1983 with honors in all subjects. He received his medical degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) Health Science Center at Syracuse, and completed residency and chief residency training in internal medicine, also at SUNY Syracuse. He trained as a clinical fellow in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Stanford University Medical Center. He then completed a research fellowship in Health Services and Health Policy at Stanford University. He received an M.S. degree in health services research in 1998. Dr.

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Dr. Michael A. Rodríguez is a Professor of Family Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA and Director of the UCLA/Drew Center of Excellence Summer Research Program.. An advocate for the underserved, Dr. Rodriguez has significant expertise in the principles of community based participatory research and the development of initiatives focused on improving the health and health care of individuals, families and communities.

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Matthew Holt has spent more than 15 years in health care as a researcher, forecaster, and strategist. He has conducted in-depth studies about many aspects of health care for public release and private clients. He publishes his analysis and opinions about health care online daily in The Health Care Blog (http://www.thehealthcareblog.com). Mr. Holt started his health care career conducting international health policy research at Stanford's Asia Pacific Research Center.

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Dr. Liza Kunz is a physician in the OB-GYN department at Sutter Health's Mountain View Center. Previously, she was an associate physician in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UC Davis. She is also the senior fellow in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine. Since 2004, Kunz has researched the metabolic changes that accompany pregnancy. She is currently studying the impact of nutritional supplements with Omega-3 fatty acids on gestational insulin resistance.

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Dr. Laurence Baker is an associate professor of health research and policy, and a fellow with the Center for Health Policy (CHP) and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR) at Stanford University. He is an economist interested in the organization and economic performance of the U.S. healthcare system. His research focuses on the effects of managed care on the healthcare system, the effects of regulation on healthcare markets, the determinants and effects of technological change in medicine, the culture of patient safety in U.S.

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Ms. Kathryn McDonald is the executive director of CHP/PCOR and a senior scholar at the centers. She is also associate director of the Stanford-UCSF Evidence-based Practice Center, and leads CHP/PCOR's Quality and Patient Safety Indicators project. Her work focuses on evidence-based medicine, medical technology assessment, health care quality and patient safety.

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Dr. Kenneth Arrow is the Joan Kenney professor of economics and professor of operations research, emeritus; a fellow with the Center for Health Policy (CHP) and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR) at Stanford University; and a Stanford Insitute for International Studies (SIIS) senior fellow by courtesy.

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Dr. Jay Bhattacharya is an assistant professor of medicine and a CHP/PCOR core faculty member. His research focuses on the constraints that vulnerable populations face in making decisions that affect their health, as well as the effects of government policies and programs designed to benefit vulnerable populations. He has published research on the elderly, adolescents, HIV/AIDS and managed care.

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Ed Penhoet is a board member and former president of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, a grant-making organization that funds projects related to environmental conservation and science in the San Francisco Bay Area. The veteran biotech leader also serves as vice chairman of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the state's stem cell agency. Previously, Penhoet served as dean of the School of Public Health at the UC Berkeley. In 1981, he co-founded Chiron Corp. and served as its chief executive officer until 1998.

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Dr. Douglas Owens is a general internist, an professor of medicine and (by courtesy) of health research and policy at Stanford University, a senior investigator at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System's Center for Health Care Evaluation, and a core faculty member at CHP/PCOR. He directs the Stanford-UCSF Evidence-based Practice Center, the program on clinical decision-making and guideline development at PCOR, and the Palo Alto VA's ambulatory care fellowship program.

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