1997 Partnerships for Networked Consumer Health Information Conference
Biographies Of Conference Speakers - G-J
Jeanne Gleason, EdD
Dr. Gleason has for over two decades led design and production of educational video and multimedia tools to reach multicultural groups in the nation's most ethnically diverse state, New Mexico. She holds a BA in journalism and mass communications; BS in consumer education; MS in family studies (TV's effects and distance education) all from NMSU; and a doctorate from Virginia Tech in instructional technology, curriculum and instruction. A certified teacher, she has produced nationally-funded multimedia and video projects for the Smithsonian Institution, the Navajo Nation, the Kellogg Foundation, National Science Foundation, the Department of Commerce, the National Parks Service, the U.S. Forest Service, National 4-H Council, Department of the Army (domestic violence), National Center for Workforce Preparation, the Smokey Bear Fire Prevention Program, and USDA.
James S. Gordon, MD
Dr. Gordon is the founder and director of the Center for Mind Body Medicine. He is a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, and Chair of the Program Advisory Council of the National Institutes of Health's Office of Alternative Medicine.
Dr. Gordon has devoted more than 25 years to the exploration and practice of mind-body medicine. A Harvard Medical School graduate, he was for 10 years a Research Psychiatrist at the National Institute of Mental Health. There he developed the first national program for runaway and homeless youth, edited the first comprehensive studies of alternative and holistic medicine, directed the Special Study on Alternative Services for President Carter's Commission on Mental Health, and created a nationwide preceptorship program for medical students.
Dr. Gordon's latest book, Manifesto for a New Medicine: Your Guide to Healing Partnerships and the Wise Use of Alternative Therapies, was published by Addison-Wesley in May, 1996. He has written or edited 9 other books, including the award-winning Health for the Whole Person, and more than 100 articles in professional journals and general magazines. He helped develop and write the educational materials to supplement the public television series "Healing and the Mind with Bill Moyers" and was on the editorial board of Alternative Medicine, a report to NIH's Office of Alternative Medicine.
A Fellow of the Fetzer Institute, Dr. Gordon integrates relaxation therapies, hypnosis, meditation, acupuncture, nutrition, musculoskeletal manipulation, and physical exercise into his own practice of medicine and psychiatry.
Dr. Gray is a Neonatologist and health services researcher with extensive experience using electronic information technologies to evaluate and improve the quality of newborn care. He has developed methods for performing inter-institutional comparisons of NICU outcomes and has examined important aspects of care such as newborn screening and the evaluation/management of sepsis risk in term newborns. Currently, he is investigating the use of tele-medicine technologies to enhance the care provided to high risk newborns and their families.
Gary Gunderson VIP
Gary Gunderson comes to Interfaith Health Program (IHP) from a background in communication and community development. Gunderson is trained in theology at Candler School of Theology with many years of experience in community organizing around issues of health, hunger and poverty. He joined the Carter Center as a consultant in the economic transition in newly democratic Zambia, and was a program leader in Carter Center work in Liberia and Ghana. He was asked by President Carter to launch the Interfaith Health Program at The Carter Center in late 1992.
The IHP of The Carter Center is a clearing house of the best ideas and strategies that can be adapted by faith groups around the broad range of issues of health and community development. The program publishes on paper and onto the Internet (http://www.intraccess.com/ihpnet). Key health issues include poverty, hunger, violence, HIV and substance abuse. We are especially interested in projects that involve collaboration across ethnic, theological, discipline and political boundaries. Interfaith Health has a national agenda working with partner organizations in many cities, as well as a local Atlanta effort working with congregations in at risk neighborhoods.
Gunderson was educated at Wake Forest University (history) and Emory University MDiv and advanced interdisciplinary studies). He has written and spoken frequently on health and ethics issues. His book on public health and faith, Deeply Woven Roots, will be published by Fortress Press in the Fall of 1997.
Before coming to the Carter Center, Rev. Gunderson was the Founder and Editor of Seeds magazine, winning international recognition for excellence in coverage of hunger and international development issues. He worked in Africa for 5 years putting together private sector projects. He has served as Honorary Consul for the country of Burkina Faso, West Africa since 1988.
David H. Gustafson, PhD
Dr. Gustafson is the founding director of the Center for Health Research focusing on how to improve quality of life and reduce costs of care and promote health seeking behavior among people facing health crises. He is currently a Professor in Industrial Engineering and Preventive Medicine at the University of Wisconsin.
Mr. Jim Hake is a co-founder and principal of Access Media, Inc., a Santa Monica-based information products and services company that addresses the fast-growing Internet and "Information Highway" market.
Mr. Hake currently serves as chairman of the Global Information Infrastructure (GII) Awards, a private-sector initiative that recognizes examples of excellence and best practices in use of the Internet and Information Highway. Through events, publications and research, the program helps people understand and follow the examples identified by the GII Awards. The Awards program is supported by 60 industry, government and community leaders including AT&T, IBM, Sun, Time Magazine, Business Week, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the American Medical Association and the National League of Cities. The GII Awards also enjoys the endorsements of political leaders including Vice President Al Gore and House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
Mr. Hake's professional career has been focused on developing information products and education programs that help businesses, organizations and individuals understand and adopt advanced communications technologies. He has held management, marketing, and business development positions with such firms as: Rational Software, ROLM Corporation, and Science Applications Inc.
Mr. Hake serves on the Telecommunications Advisory Board of the Southern California Association of Governments and was named to the "Blue Ribbon Industry Panel" of the Enterprise Network Roundtable. He is an advisor to the Morino Institute's Educational Program to Advance the NII Initiative (EPANI); an advisor to New Parents Network; and a founder and former president of the Friends of Arjay Miller, Stanford Business School's most innovative and long-lived community-building program. He has served on the board of directors of the Humanitarian Law Project and is a regular speaker at industry conferences.
Mr. Hake holds a BA in economics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He lives in Pacific Palisades, California with his wife, the artist Kristy McCaull Hake, and son Sam.
Paul Hattis, MD, JD, MPH
Dr. Hattis has worked as a medical consultant to Partners HealthCare, Brigham and Women's and Quincy Hospitals since February 1997. He is a Research Fellow with the Hospital Research and Educational Trust's Community Care Network Demonstration Project. Dr. Hattis is also an Assistant Professor at the Boston University School of Medicine and Public Health.
Previously, Dr. Hattis served as the Vice President of Medical Affairs at Carney Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts . Prior to that role, he served as Acting Director of the Preventive Medicine/COPC Program at Carney Hospital, a unique training program that includes the only hospital-based preventive medicine residency in the United States.
Dr. Hattis came to Carney Hospital in 1992 having been a Senior Research Professor at the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University. During his tenure at NYU, Dr. Hattis served as Deputy Director of the Hospital Community Benefit Standards Program (HCBSP), an initiative sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. In that role, Dr. Hattis helped to develop a set of community benefit standards. Also, while at NYU, Dr. Hattis taught health law to physicians studying health care administration.
Previous to his work at NYU and the HCBSP, Dr. Hattis, who is also an attorney, served as Staff Counsel to the Office of General Counsel of the American Hospital Association. While there, he worked on a variety of health law matters including hospital tax exemption issues, legal aspects of AIDS, and medical liability issues.
Dr. Hattis received his medical and law degrees from the University of Illinois where he was part of the Medical Scholars Program. He also received a Masters of Public Health degree from UCLA and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan.
Barbara Hau, RN, MS
Ms. Hau is Clinical Coordinator for the La Plaza Telecommunity Foundation NTIA/TILAP Diabetes Wellness Connection Project in Taos, New Mexico. She is a Nurse Practitioner with an MS in Community Health Nursing from Texas Women's University. Ms. Hau previously coordinated public education and outreach for the Colorado Department of Health's Cancer Prevention and Control Program. Ms. Hau also has extensive experience in community health, coalition building, and the involvement of professional and grassroots community groups in development of health education programs.
Nelson B. Hazeltine
Mr. Hazeltine is Chief Technology Officer for HealthMagic. He is the former Director of Software Technologies and Architecture for NCR/AT&T and served as Chief Architect for one of the largest distributed object computing applications in commercial use. He is a past member of the Object Management Group (OMG) Board of Directors and is well-known throughout he software community through his many presentations at national seminars and conferences concerning distributed computing, workflow, artificial intelligence and information technology strategies.
Joseph Henderson, MD
Dr. Henderson is Associate Professor of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School and Director of the Interactive Media Laboratory there. He has over 14 years experience as a medical educator and multimedia developer. He directed, designed, and produced four of the Shared Decision Programs developed at Dartmouth for the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making. He has consulted extensively for industry in the areas of technology-based training, medical informatics, multimedia production and networked multimedia services. Dr. Henderson is a member of a scientific advisory committee to the Department of Health and Human Services dealing with evaluation standards for health-related networked consumer health information. Dr. Henderson has adjunct faculty appointments in both the Department of Education and the School of Engineering at Dartmouth College.
Elizabeth W. Hoy
Ms. Hoy is the Co-Founder and Director of Health Systems Management, and Chief Financial Officer of the Institute for Health Policy Solutions (IHPS). She currently works extensively with organizations in the design and implementation of health purchasing cooperatives, focusing on health plan contracting activities; and the in development of information to support consumer choice. Ms. Hoy is actively involved with the Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Study (CAHPS), a major national initiative to develop state-of-the-art consumer survey instruments and reports to support consumer choice of health plans.
Her previous positions include serving as an Associate Consultant with the Consolidated Consulting Group and as director of Cost Containment Services for Health Management Strategies (HMS).
George Hripcsak, MD
George Hripcsak is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Information at Columbia University.
Reed Hundt, JD VIP
Mr. Reed Hundt, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, is guided by two principles: first, the FCC should write fair rules of competition for the communications sector and second, the FCC should ensure that the public benefits from revolutionary changes in communications. Under Chairman Hundt, the FCC has promoted greater choice for consumers, increased opportunity for all businesses, and fair rules of competition. Since February 1996, the FCC has been working to implement the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
Under Chairman Hundt, the FCC conducted the first spectrum auction in U.S. history and, in its first two years of auction authority, the agency has raised over $20 billion for the National Treasury. This amount is more than 60 times the combined Congressional appropriations for the FCC for its entire 61 years of existence. Mr. Hundt has also expressed a commitment to flexible rules for the use of spectrum.
In his three years as Chairman, Mr. Hundt has been recognized for his leadership on a range of issues, including spectrum auctions, children's education and programming, and access to telecommunications for people with disabilities. Chairman
Hundt is strongly committed to pursuing the vision of the President and Vice President to network schools, libraries, and health care providers to the information superhighway.
Before becoming Chairman of the FCC, Chairman Hundt was a partner in the Washington office of Latham & Watkins, a national and international law firm. His work included legal and regulatory issues in emerging technologies, such as cellular telephones, direct broadcast satellite, and interactive television.
Chairman Hundt is a graduate of Yale University (1969) and Yale Law School (1974), where he was a member of the board of the Yale Law Journal. Hundt taught junior high school before he began law school. After graduating, he clerked for the late Chief Judge Harrison L. Winter of the United Sates Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and is a member of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and California bars.
He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland with his wife, Elizabeth Katz Hundt, and their three children Adam, Nathaniel, and Sara.
Reed Hundt was sworn in as Chairman of the FCC by Vice President Al Gore on November 29th, 1993. His term as FCC Chairman will expire June 30, 1998.
Charles M. Jacobson, MD VIP
Dr. Jacobson is the Executive Vice President for Premier's Performance Services Unit, based in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Jacobson's role at Premier finds him guiding the organization's strategies to respond to the evolving health care environment.
Clinical care best processes, integration strategies and physician training are a portion of his numerous responsibilities.
He works directly with physicians affiliated with partner organizations as they collaborate on future managed care activities. In addition, he supports management efforts by sharing his expertise and experiences with the internal staff, and by facilitating external groups who request guidance in those areas.
Before joining the former SunHealth in March of 1995, Dr. Jacobson served as President and CEO of Park Nicollet Medical Center in St. Louis Park, MN. Park Nicollet is one of the largest multi-specialty group practices in the United States, with more than $190 million in revenues and some 2,300 employees, of which 370 are physicians.
Dr. Jacobson's 20-year career at Park Nicollet included work as the medical center's Director of Managed Care and subsequently as its President and Chief Executive Officer. In these positions he led the strategic planning development, and operations of one of our nation's leading health delivery systems, in one of its most advanced managed care markets. Besides introducing and implementing concepts in health delivery system integration, Dr. Jacobson also led pioneering efforts in the development of state-of-the-art information systems to support the system's clinical care and business operations. As Managed Care Director, he was responsible for all programs to improve medical costs, including physician practice change, benefit design, and pharmaceutical formulary design.
Holly B. Jimison, PhD
Dr. Jimison is Assistant Professor of Medical Informatics and Assistant Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University. She also serves as Director of the Informed Patients Decisions Group. In this position she conducts research on methods to enable patients to be active and informed participants in their medical care decisions. Current research projects include: work on computer decision models to tailor consumer health information; the modeling/assessment of patient preferences for health outcomes; and the evaluation of self-care and shared-decision-making interventions.
Ms. Johnston is a Benefits Specialist with Hewlett Packard Company. She has more than 14 years of experience in the area of benefits administration. She has guided the development of managed care for Hewlett Packard in Idaho. She has also served as President of the Employers' Health coalition of Idaho which she has been a member for six years. Currently Ms. Johnston represents employers on the Healthwise Community Project Payor Steering Committee.
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