Faculty & Staff
John McConnell, PhD
Director, Center for Health Systems Effectiveness
Dr. McConnell is a health economist whose research has focused on state health policy, behavioral health, and quality improvement. His current work includes a study of the uptake and effectiveness of Lean and related management practices in more than 600 hospitals, and an economic evaluation of Oregon’s transformation to Coordinated Care Organizations.
Benjamin Chan, MS
Benjamin's primary responsibility is to manage and analyze CHSE's datasets from the State of Oregon's All Payer All Claims (APAC) Reporting Program. His other responsibilities include data analysis on projects originating from the Oregon Health Authority. Benjamin also administers the CHSE data analysis server.
Peter F. Graven, PhD (cand.)
Peter is a health economist studying the health system transformation in Oregon and the impact of federal health reform on individuals, employers, and the states. In addition, Peter investigates health insurance theory, methodological issues, and lectures in health economics courses at OHSU.
Glenn Kautz, MPH
Glenn took an early interest in Oregon's healthcare system while working in several local clinical settings where he began to see the importance of applying objective analyses and interdisciplinary collaboration to answering complex questions. He earned his MPH from OHSU's Epidemiology and Biostatistics program, and is currently working as a research assistant on a CHSE project that seeks to evaluate the effectiveness of Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) in reducing healthcare costs and improving quality.
Lorie Jacob, ScM
Lorie focuses mainly on executing healthcare related research projects, performing analyses on electronic medical records and hospital financial data. Lorie came to CHSE in March, 2012 from the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center, where she participated in the design, analysis, and publication of research related to disparities in access to kidney transplantation.
Stephanie Sarver, PhD, CPLP
Stephanie has more than twenty years experience in healthcare, biotech, and non-profit start-up organizations. She directs the CHSE healthcare research program and provides strategic direction on infrastructure development, a role that draws on her expertise in process definition and improvement, and organization development.