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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.

FACULTY PROFILE

Sharon Markman – MHA

ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR

Oversees the implementation of the Center’s key start-up initiatives.
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Laura Fritsche – MHA

CENTER COORDINATOR

Supports and facilitates HDSI’s internal operations including development and coordination of educational programming, social media, the annual symposium and supporting innovation and digital health projects.

Kimisha Cassidy – MS

PROJECT MANAGER

Designs, develops, and manages HDSI initiatives in support of research to improve healthcare delivery at UCM.
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Michael D. Howell – MD, MPH

FOUNDING DIRECTOR

An intensivist, founding Director of the Center for Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation, and former Chief Quality Officer at the University of Chicago Medicine, Dr. Howell joined Google in 2017 as Chief Clinical Strategist.

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