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Dr. Nash’s 11-year tenure as Dean completes 30 years on the University faculty. He serves as “Special Assistant” to the Chief Physician Executive, and a member of the board of our ACO, one of the largest in the nation, effective July 2019.

A board-certified internist, Dr. Nash is internationally recognized for his work in public accountability for outcomes, physician leadership development, and quality-of-care improvement.

Dr. Nash is a principal faculty member for quality of care programming for the American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) in Tampa, FL. He served on the NQF Task Force on Improving Population Health and the John M. Eisenberg Award Committee for The Joint Commission. He also is a founding member of the AAMC-IQ Steering Committee, the group charged with infusing the tenets of quality and safety into medical education. Additionally, he has governance responsibilities for organizations in both the public and private sectors.

Dr. Nash has received top recognition and awards from both local and national institutions, and work is well known through his many publications, public appearances, and online column on MedPage Today. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and edited 25 books, including The Quality Solution, Demand Better, and most recently Population Health: Creating a Culture of Wellness (3rd edition). He was the inaugural Deputy Editor of Annals of Internal Medicine (1984-1989). Currently, he is Editor-in-Chief of American Journal of Medical Quality, Population Health Management, and American Health and Drug Benefits.

Dr. Rosemary (Rosie) Frasso is a public health researcher and educator. Her current research focuses on health disparities, housing insecurity, health literacy and the integration of qualitative and quantitative methods in projects designed to improve population health, healthcare quality and access to physical and mental health services for vulnerable populations. Dr. Frasso is dedicated to training the next generation of public health professionals through teaching and mentorship.

Dr. Ami Patel is an adjunct instructor at Jefferson's College of Population Health. She has spent 10 years teaching epidemiology to Jefferson students. Outside of the college she has extensive applied epidemiological experience in both government and industry settings.

Currently, Dr. Patel is an Associate Director of Epidemiology at CSL Behring where she is responsible for the planning, coordination, and execution of epidemiology research programs to support product development and lifecycle management activities in immunology, cardiovascular, and transplant therapeutic areas.

Dr. Patel began her 15 year career at the Centers for Disease Control Prevention while in graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh. Upon receiving her doctoral degree she completed CDC's Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Fellowship.

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