Public Health. He performed both his ophthalmology residency and glaucoma fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Wilson was named president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2003. In 1998, he was appointed dean of the School of Medicine at Creighton University, and then served as both dean and vice president for Health Sciences from 1999–2003. Prior to that time, he was dean of the School of Medicine at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science. Dr. Wilson’s major scientific contributions have been in bridging the fields of epidemiology and ophthalmology. He has delivered more than 200 invited lectures, many of these internationally, and has published more than 300 articles, book chapters, and abstracts. Dr. Wilson was selected in “Best Doctors in America” for consecutive years from 1996 to 2008. Among his many awards are the Distinguished Physician Award from the Minority Health Institute, the Honored Alumnus Award from the Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary, the Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Gold Citation from Allegheny College, and the Association of American Medical College’s Herbert W. Nickens Award.
Jon B. Christianson, Ph.D., is professor and James A. Hamilton Chair in Health Policy and Management in the Division of Health Policy & Management at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. His research interests include competition and competitive health care markets, health insurance, financial incentives in health care, public reporting, employer strategies for purchasing health care, implementation of evidence-based treatment processes in health care organizations, and tracking change in health care markets. He is a member of the Synthesis Project Advisory Group at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; holds current editorial appointments at Medical Care Research and Review, Journal of Health Administration Education, and the American Journal of Managed Care; and was recently appointed to the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) Advisory Board (HHS, OCIIO). Previously, he was chair of the 2007 Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, co-chairperson, Seventh Biennial Research Conference on the Economics of Mental Health, and a member of the IOM Subcommittee on Maximizing the Value of Health Investments, Committee on Quality of Health Care in America. Dr. Christianson received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Stuart Guterman, M.A., is vice president for The Commonwealth Fund’s program on Payment and System Reform, based in Washington, DC. He is responsible for the fund’s research agenda on the use of payment incentives to elicit changes in health care delivery that can achieve high performance; the development, management, and review of grants to be funded under the program; and analyses related to the current performance and future improvements in the payment system and the health system overall. Mr. Guterman was director of the Office of Research, Development, and Information at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services from 2002 to 2005. Prior to that he was a senior analyst at the Congressional Budget Office, a principal research associate in the health policy center at The Urban Institute, and deputy director of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (and its predecessor, the Prospective Payment Assessment Commission) from 1988 through 1999. Previously, Mr. Guterman was chief of institutional studies in the Health Care Financing Administration’s Office of Research, where he directed the evaluation of the Medicare Prospective Payment System for inpatient hospital services and other intramural and extramural research on hospital payment. He holds an A.B. in economics from Rutgers College and an M.A. in economics from Brown University, and did further work toward a Ph.D. in economics at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.