Contributors

Our contributors give our website life. Our contributors also have day jobs, and it is important to note that the views represented here on this website are their own and not necessarily their employers.

David Napoli – David Napoli is the Director of Corporate Analysis and Health Care Economics for Rocky Mountain Health Plans. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Health Services Research, with a focus on Biostatistics, from the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Health, and has worked and consulted in the health care industry in various capacities for the past dozen years.

Ben Miller – Dr. Miller has a doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine where he is responsible for integrating mental health across all three of the Department’s core mission areas: clinical, education, and research.

April Foreman – Dr. April C. Foreman is a Licensed Psychologist. She believes that healthcare is only broken until it gets fixed, and she has rolled up her sleeves.

Joel High – Joel is a healthcare consultant who works with healthcare organizations around the country to assist them in implementing patient-centered care.  He has an MDiv and an MBA.  Joel is passionate about creating change in healthcare that impacts the patient experience and brings meaning back to the work of healthcare professionals. He lives in Omaha, NE.

Ann Becker-Schutte – Dr. Becker-Schutte is a licensed psychologist practicing in the Kansas City metro area.  She specializes in providing support at the intersection of mental health.  If you’re facing a serious illness that is affecting the quality of your life and your relationships, her mission is to support your whole health!

Mark Ryan – Dr. Ryan is a family physician in Richmond, Virginia and has spent his career working with medically-underserved communities in Virginia and overseas.  He believes that in a nation with resources such as ours, affordable, safe, and effective healthcare should be available to all. He feels that he has not raised enough ruckus about this, and is hoping to remedy this.

Vinu Ilakkuvan – Vinu received her Masters of Science degree in Society, Human Development, and Health from the Harvard School of Public Health in May 2011. She currently works in youth violence prevention in Richmond, Virginia, and blogs about public health.

Nate Osit – Nate is your average friendly Health IT geek. Follow his journey through the Health IT landscape in his blog Bio-Digital Jazz or on twitter @nateosit.

Carmen Gonzalez is a clinical trial patient recruitment strategist who is dedicated to making access to better healthcare a reality along with making clinical information more accessible and reader-friendly to patients.

David Walker, MD is a family physician employed by a community health center. He is passionate about serving the medically undeserved and preventative health. He tweets about the latest evidence on the benefits of exercise at twitter.com/walker_md and for Health Care For The 99% at twitter.com/DoctorsForThe99. Opinions are his own.

Kevin Bernstein, MD, MMS is a family medicine resident and advocate for all things primary care.  He is the co-founder of the Future of Family Medicine Blog and a leading social media contributor for family medicine.  Follow him on twitter: @BernieMD31

Mark Dimor can be followed on Twitter: @marksphone

Brian Loew is the CEO of Inspire.  Brian believes that patient contributions to medical progress have been historically underappreciated, and great progress in medical research will result from involving patients and fully valuing their contributions. Brian and Inspire have been instrumental in the “Our Stories” section on the OH website.