Jeanne-Marie Guise, MD, MPH

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Jeanne-Marie Guise, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A. is co-PI and Co-Director of the AHRQ PCORI-funded Center of Excellence and K12 Career Development Program and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology at Beth Israel Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. Dr Guise is a practicing OBGYN and an NIH and AHRQ-funded health services researcher. She is co-founder of the Cochrane US Network, Co-Chair of the Executive Committee for the US Cochrane Network, and Director of the US West Cochrane Center which includes Harvard Medical School. The Cochrane is one of the most recognized sources of trustworthy, rigorous evidence in the world. For decades, she has also worked with the AHRQ Evidence-based Practice Centers program. Her R01-funded research portfolio focuses on patient safety, evidence-based medicine, health information technology, and learning health systems. She has worked on panels to establish methodological guidance and competencies in pragmatic trials, complex interventions, patient engagement in health care and research, and implementing evidence in practice across learning health systems. She is honored to be partnering with community health systems, academic partners, and the state health authority to promote rigorous research and faculty development and provide thoughtful and affordable care to populations.

Lucy Savitz, PhD, MBA

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Lucy Savitz, Ph.D., M.B.A. is the Vice President for Health Research in the Kaiser Permanente Northwest Region and the Director of the Centers for Health Research for both Oregon and Hawaii. Dr. Savitz is a health services researcher who has led a wide-ranging career. She brings a unique mix of perspectives, having served as an Economist for the bipartisan Colorado Legislative Council, Financial Planner at UNC Health Care, faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), senior researcher/associate at two national research organizations, and most recently as Assistant Vice President for delivery system science at the Intermountain Healthcare Institute for Healthcare Delivery Research.

Karen B. Eden, PhD

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Karen Beekman Eden, Ph.D, is professor in medical informatics and clinical epidemiology in the OHSU School of Medicine, and is a scientist focused on patient decision making. The focus of her research career has been in translating evidence to help patients make informed decisions about their own health. Dr. Eden has extensive experience in translating comparative effectiveness information into patient-friendly interactive decision aids that inform patients and prepare them for an informed discussion with a clinician. These decision aids span a broad range of clinical topics including breast cancer screening, childbirth decision making after cesarean and domestic violence safety planning. She and her team are currently creating an integration between Epic and a breast cancer risk and decision tool. She has most recently been funded to create a mobile app to help OHSU students, faculty and employees access resources to address racial discrimination, sexual harassment and misconduct.