Discovering how, not just what.

Leadership & Staff

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Craig Umscheid – MD, MS

DIRECTOR

Dr. Umscheid is a practicing general internist and a clinical epidemiologist who serves as the Chief Quality and Innovation Officer, Vice President for Healthcare Delivery Science, and Director of the Center for Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation (HDSI) at the University of Chicago Medicine.  His career has been dedicated to improving the quality, safety and value of patient care by developing, implementing and evaluating systems and methods to integrate research evidence into practice across provider organizations.  This work has been supported by AHRQ, PCORI, CDC and NIH, and has been described in over 100 peer-reviewed publications and cited over 5000 times.

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Sharon Markman – MHA

ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR

Will oversee the implementation of the Center’s key start-up initiatives.
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John Fahrenbach – PHD

DATA SCIENTIST

The healthcare data scientist at UCM assigned to the Center for HDSI.
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Michael D. Howell – MD, MPH

FOUNDING DIRECTOR

A practicing intensivist, the founding Director of the Center for Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation, and former Chief Quality Officer at the University of Chicago Medicine. He has served on national quality- and safety-related national advisory panels for the CDC, Society of Critical Care Medicine, CMS, and others.

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