Dr. Susan Cochella is an External Advisory Board member of the H. James Free, MD, Center, and is core faculty in the Family Medicine Residency program at the University of Utah. She has served as Director of Medical Student Education, numerous courses across the four years of medical school, and Director of New Curriculum Implementation at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She served on the task forces that created and implemented the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine’s National Clerkship Curriculum, and chaired the curriculum’s Editorial Board.
Kari Mader, MD, MPH, is a family physician in Denver, Colorado and her work focuses on achieving health equity through innovative medical education, leadership and team development, and community-based health change. She is Co-Founder of the DAWN interprofessional student-run free clinic and Co-Director of Undergraduate Medical Education in the Department of Family Medicine. She is a national coach and trainer of Relational LeadershipTM with Primary Care Progress. Kari is an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and School of Public Health, teaching interprofessional health students and family medicine residents.
David Margolius, MD, is an Assistant Professor at MetroHealth and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a clinic Medical Director and Associate Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine. He also leads system improvement efforts in clinical quality, patient experience, and provider engagement. His academic work has focused on team-based primary care with publications in Annals of Family Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Health Affairs. Additionally, he serves as faculty for the Medical Director Leadership Institute at Harvard Medical School’s Center for Primary Care.
Dr. Robert Phillips is an External Advisory Board member of the H. James Free, MD, Center, and is the Vice President for Research and Policy of the American Board of Family Medicine. He has served for many prestigious roles such as Director of the Robert Graham Center, Council member of the American Medical Association, President of the National Residency Matching Program, Vice Chair of the US Council on Graduate Medical Education, and Committee member of the National Committee for Vital and Health Statistics. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2010.
Dr. George Rust is an External Advisory Board member of the H. James Free, MD, Center, and is faculty of Florida State University College of Medicine. Previously, he completed 24 years of teaching, patient care, research, and program development at the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM). He was the founding director of the MSM Faculty Development Program, and founding director of the MSM National Center for Primary Care. In Atlanta, Dr. Rust served as board chair of the Atlanta Community Access Coalition, and as co-chair of Georgia’s Minority Health Advisory Council. He also has served as senior scientific advisor to the HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).