Beth is the principal investigator for the Kaiser Permanente-led PCORnet clinical data research network, PORTAL and serves on the PCORnet Executive Committee. She is an internationally known expert on methods for evaluating the appropriateness and quality of health care delivery. Beth has also led major initiatives to evaluate health reform options under consideration at the federal and state levels. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Beth was the associate director of RAND Health and held the RAND Distinguished Chair in Health Care Quality. She received AcademyHealth’s Distinguished Investigator Award in 2012.
Beth is a member of the National Academy of Medicine. She chairs the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation Board of Trustees as well as the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Scientific Advisory Group.
Beth received her bachelor’s degree in international political economy from Colorado College, her master’s degree in public policy from the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and her doctorate in public policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School.
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