David J. Cook, MD, MHA
Chief Clinical Officer
Bio:David J. Cook, MD is Chief Clinical Officer at Jiahui Health, a first-in-class, multi-site private health system in Shanghai. At Jiahui, primary roles include development of clinical strategy, identification and application of new technologies, and innovation. Dr. Cook is Professor Emeritus at Mayo Clinic, having had a clinical practice in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care. In addition to research and administration, Dr. Cook focused on the application of practice and financial analysis, as well as systems engineering to achieve health service redesign. The design and implementation of patient-facing mobile solutions to augment care delivery were also efforts he led at Mayo. David has spoken at the summer World Economic Forum with NEJM, the National Press Club in Washington, DC, the National Health Service (NHS) Annual Meeting on Innovation, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and multiple U.S. health technology conferences. Prior to coming to China, David’s work was featured in the Harvard Business Review (online), The Wall Street Journal, and The Advisory Board. In China, David speaks about U.S. payment reform at national insurance forums, and the power of standardization in health care. NEJM Catalyst will feature an article in which Dr. Cook outlines the differing priorities of health care reform in China and the United States. Dr. Cook is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, holds a Master in Health Administration and one in Philosophy, and is a consultant for Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He lives in Minnesota and in Shanghai.
Namita Seth Mohta, MD
Clinical Editor, NEJM Catalyst;
Center for Healthcare Delivery Sciences, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Bio:Namita Seth Mohta, MD, is a physician executive with expertise in health care delivery transformation. As the Clinical Editor for NEJM Catalyst, she is part of the founding leadership team and has responsibility for content strategy and quality. She has been part of the founding Population Health and ACO leadership teams at both Partners Health Care and the New England Quality Care Alliance (Tufts Medical Center), both in Boston. Her responsibilities have included designing and implementing ACO strategies for Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial populations, with a focus on scaling tailored clinical interventions, integrating analytics and measurement, and leading change management and team-based care with providers. Dr. Mohta also has industry experience as a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. She often consults with start-ups (currently with PatientPing, GNS Healthcare, and Day Health Strategies) to provide strategic and technical expertise and leadership. Dr. Mohta practices internal medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is faculty at The Center for Healthcare Delivery Sciences at Harvard Medical School. She completed her Internal Medicine and Primary Care residency training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Mohta is a graduate of Yale College and Yale School of Medicine.
Leemore Dafny, PhD
Bruce V. Rauner Professor of Business Administration
Harvard Business School
Bio:Leemore Dafny is the Bruce V. Rauner Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. Dr. Dafny also serves on the faculties of the John F. Kennedy School of Government and the interdisciplinary Program in Health Policy. Professor Dafny’s research examines interactions among payers and providers of health care services, and competitive conduct in pharmaceutical markets. Much of her work focuses on the intersection of industry and public policy, particularly antitrust enforcement. Dafny has published in academic journals such as The American Economic Review and The New England Journal of Medicine, and her findings have been featured in popular media such as the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Professor Dafny graduated from Harvard College and worked as a consultant with McKinsey & Company prior to earning her PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, on the editorial board of several academic journals, and a board member of the American Society of Health Economists and the Health Care Cost Institute. She co-directs the Harvard Business School PhD Program in Business Economics. Professor Dafny’s expertise spans both the public and private sectors. She currently serves on the Panel of Health Advisers for the Congressional Budget Office. In 2012–2013, she was Deputy Director for health care and antitrust in the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission. She also advises companies, government agencies, and nonprofits on a variety of issues including antitrust matters, strategic decisions, and public policy.
Thomas H. Lee, MD, MSc
Leadership Board Founder, NEJM Catalyst; Editorial Board, the New England Journal of Medicine;
Chief Medical Officer, Press Ganey Associates
Bio:Dr. Thomas Lee is Chief Medical Officer of Press Ganey, and an internist and cardiologist who practices at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He is a Professor of Medicine, part time, at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. Prior to joining Press Ganey, he served as Network President for Partners Healthcare System and CEO for Partners Community HealthCare, Inc., the integrated delivery system founded by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Geisinger Health System, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Quality Options, Inc., and Geisinger Indemnity Insurance Company Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Health Leads; the Board of Overseers of Weill Cornell Medical College; the Special Medical Advisory Group (SMAG) of the Veterans Administration; and the Panel of Health Advisors of the Congressional Budget Office. He is a member of the Editorial Board of The New England Journal of Medicine. He is the author of more than 260 academic articles and three books, Chaos and Organization in Health Care, Eugene Braunwald and the Rise of Modern Medicine, and An Epidemic of Empathy in Healthcare. Named in his honor, the Thomas H. Lee Award for Excellence in Primary Care is given each year to recognize a primary care physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital who meets the needs of his or her patients exceptionally well. Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in History and Science from Harvard College, a medical degree from Cornell University Medical College, and a master’s degree in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. He lives in Milton, Massachusetts, with his wife, Dr. Soheyla Gharib, who is Chief of Medicine at Harvard University Health Services. The couple has three daughters.