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Kevin B. Weiss, MD, MPH

Kevin B. Weiss, MD, MPH

Throughout his career, Dr. Kevin Weiss has dedicated himself to furthering health care quality, improvement, and equity. In 2005, he co-founded Northwestern’s Master’s of Science in Healthcare Quality & Patient Safety, the first graduate-level master's program of its kind in the nation. There are now a number of similar programs around the world. This legacy, as well as his decades of involvement in quality and safety training and a multitude of publications, cements Dr. Weiss as one of the founding leaders of the health care quality movement. 

Currently, Dr. Weiss is the Chief Sponsoring Institutions and Clinical Learning Environments Officer at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Prior to that position, he was the President and CEO of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) from 2007 to 2012. He holds a master's degree in public health from the University of Illinois School of Public Health and a master's degree in health services administration from Harvard University School of Public Health. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship in epidemiology at the Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics. Dr. Weiss is certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). 

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Donna M. Woods, EdM, PhD

Neil Jordan, PhD

Dr. Neil Jordan has spent years deeply invested in the disparate fields that touch healthcare quality. He currently directs the Center for Education in the Health Sciences (CEHS), which houses the Healthcare Quality & Patient Safety (HQPS) program and is the interim co-director of HQPS. Prior to his present appointment, he directed the [link: Health Sciences Integrated Program]. During his two decades at Northwestern, he has pursued research into various domains of health economics, including the cost, accessibility, and quality of care for people with chronic illnesses and disabilities. 

 In addition to his work for CEHS, Dr. Jordan has taught and directed the Mental Health Services & Policy program since 2009. He also dedicates time to Hines VA Hospital’s Center of Innovation for Complex Chronic Healthcare as a Research Health Scientist. His doctorate in health services research comes from the University of Minnesota, capping a BS in economics and MS in public policy from Carnegie Mellon University. 

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