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Improving Health in the Community: A Role for Performance Monitoring
School of Education. Dr. Walker received her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and an Ed.D. in human development from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has authored policy and research articles on a wide range of issues in child development, education and measurement, and public health practice.
RICHARD A. WRIGHT, M.D., M.P.H., is Director of Community Health Services for Denver Health Medical Center and in this capacity serves as the manager of professional service for Denver's community health centers. Dr. Wright is a professor in the Departments of Medicine and Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He has 21 years experience in managing community-oriented primary care service delivery, teaching, and research programs. He is board certified in general internal medicine, infectious disease, and medical management. He received advanced training in epidemiology from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and received his master's degree in public health administration in 1995 from Loma Linda School of Public Health. Dr. Wright's areas of expertise include health services administration, applied epidemiology and needs assessment, and health policy and planning related to primary and preventive care services. He serves on local and national boards and on committees related to health care reform and community health services. He lectures and teaches on community-oriented primary care, epidemiology, and health policy.