care setting, assessing outcomes of health promotion and disease prevention, and the science of practice guidelines. Dr. Atkins will lead QUERI as it continues to implement evidence-based innovations that help to improve the health and health care of veterans.
Mary Barton, M.D., M.P.P., is vice president for performance measurement at the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). In this role, she oversees the team supporting new quality measure development and the upkeep of existing measures in the HEDIS measure set. Prior to coming to NCQA, Dr. Barton was for more than 5 years scientific director of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). In that role, Dr. Barton’s responsibilities included overseeing the evidence reviews prepared for the USPSTF by AHRQ-supported evidence-based practice centers as well as support and oversight of the methodological and recommendation-making work of USPSTF. Dr. Barton trained in primary care internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and completed a general medicine research fellowship at Harvard. Prior to joining AHRQ, she was an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, where she performed clinical epidemiology and health services research related to cancer screening and prevention in terms of access, test performance, and outcomes. She is a member of the American College of Physicians and the Society of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Barton received her M.D. from Harvard University and a master’s in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.
Maureen Bisognano is president and chief executive officer of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), an independent not-for-profit organization helping lead the improvement of health care throughout the world. Previously, Maureen served as IHI’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, leading IHI along with former president and chief executive officer Donald Berwick for 15 years. She is a prominent authority on improving health care systems whose expertise has been recognized by her elected membership to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and by her appointment to the Commonwealth Fund’s Commission on a High Performance Health System, among other distinctions. Ms. Bisognano advises health care leaders around the world, is a frequent speaker at major health care conferences on quality improvement, and is a tireless advocate for change. She is also an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, a research associate in the Division of Social Medicine and Health Inequalities at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and a board member of the Commonwealth Fund, the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, and the Mayo Clinic Health System-Eau Claire. Prior