Trustees

Jackie Judd, Chair

Jackie Judd spent decades in journalism, reporting for ABC News, NPR and most recently, the PBS NewsHour. Throughout her career, Ms. Judd covered health care and social policy issues, politics and major international events – including the Tiananmen Square protests and Eastern Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

She has been recognized with many awards, including national Emmys and an Edward R. Murrow Award. Ms. Judd also spent a decade at the Kaiser Family Foundation focusing on health policy communications and training journalists in countries with emerging AIDS epidemics. Today, Ms. Judd is a communications consultant specializing in the non-profit sector.

She frequently moderates events and conferences and holds public speaking and Ted Talk workshops. Ms. Judd is Chair of the ABIM Foundation Board of Trustees and often serves on advisory committees in the health policy arena.

Christine A. Sinsky, MD, Immediate Past Chair

Dr. Sinsky is Vice President of Professional Satisfaction at the American Medical Association. A board-certified internist, she practiced at Medical Associates Clinic and Health Plans in Dubuque, Iowa for 32 years. Dr. Sinsky is the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the ABIM Foundation.

Dr. Sinsky has worked to improve opportunities for joy, purpose and meaning in work. Her publications on “The Quadruple Aim,” “Joy in Practice,” “Texting while Doctoring” and “Creating a Manageable Cockpit for Clinicians” have contributed to the national conversation. She has also contributed to research regarding the prevalence, drivers and solutions to burnout among physicians.

A frequent invited lecturer on practice innovation, redesign and physician satisfaction, Dr. Sinsky has presented widely, both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Sinsky received her bachelor’s and medical degrees from the University of Wisconsin and completed her post-graduate residency at Gundersen Medical Foundation/La Crosse Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wisconsin, where she served as Chief Medical Resident.

David L. Coleman, MD, Vice Chair

Dr. Coleman, a board certified internist and infectious diseases specialist, is the John Wade Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief at Boston Medical Center. He has had a long-standing interest in basic mechanisms of macrophage function and the role of cytokines in regulating host defenses. His recent work has focused on medical professionalism in medical education and clinical practice.

Prior to assuming his current position, Dr. Coleman was Chief of Medical Service at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Interim Chair of the Department of Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine.

He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Boston Medical Center, on the Board of Directors of the Boston University Medical Group, and is a member of the Executive Committee of Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Coleman is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Coleman serves on the ABIM Foundation Board of Trustees.

A graduate of Stanford University, Dr. Coleman completed his medical degree at the University of California at San Francisco. He was a resident and fellow in the Department of Internal Medicine at Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he also served as Chief Resident.

Fred Cerise, MD, MPH, Secretary-Treasurer

Dr. Cerise is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Parkland Hospital & Health System. Prior to joining Parkland in 2014, Fred served as Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. From 2007 to 2012, he was Vice President for Health Affairs and Medical Education of the Louisiana State University System. Fred also served as Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals from 2004 to 2007. He earned his Medical Degree at Louisiana State University in New Orleans and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. In 2011, he earned a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard University School of Public Health. He is a member of the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured and has served on the Louisiana Federal Health Care Reform Steering Committee and the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum, among others.

Richard J. Baron, MD

Richard J. Baron, MD, board certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine, is President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the ABIM Foundation. He was a former Chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Board of Directors and served on the ABIM Foundation Board of Trustees.

Dr. Baron practiced general internal medicine and geriatrics for almost 30 years at Greenhouse Internists, P.C., located in Philadelphia. Greenhouse was a pioneer in the comprehensive adoption of electronic health records in the small-practice environment. Following that, from 2011 to 2013, he served as Group Director of Seamless Care Models at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Innovation Center, where he led efforts related to accountable care organizations and primary care. Until joining the federal government, Dr. Baron also served on the board of the National Quality Forum and its Health Information Technology Advisory Committee, as well as the Standards Committee of the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

Dr. Baron served as Chief Medical Officer of Health Partners, a not-for-profit Medicaid HMO set up by four teaching hospitals in Philadelphia, from 1988 to 1996. He was the architect of the Best Clinical and Administrative Practices program, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Center for Health Care Strategies, working with the medical leadership of Medicaid health plans around the country in learning collaboratives to improve the quality of care for their members. This program reached plans serving more than half of the Medicaid managed care population in the United States. He is a member of the Aspen Institute Health Strategy Group.

Dr. Baron received a bachelor’s degree in English from Harvard College and his medical degree from Yale University. He completed house staff training at New York University-Bellevue Medical Center and served a three-year commitment in the National Health Service Corps in rural Tennessee.

Clarence H. Braddock, III, MD, MPH

Dr. Braddock, a board certified internist, is Executive Vice Dean in the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. In this role, he works closely with the School of Medicine and Health System leadership on strategic initiatives that will more closely align the academic and clinical activities. He also continues his role as Vice Dean for Education, which he assumed in 2013, and continues to hold the Maxine and Eugene Rosenfeld Chair in Medical Education, appointed in 2015. In these roles, he oversees all aspects of medical education, including undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs. This structure reflects Dr. Braddock’s vision of the medical education continuum, with a seamless connection between competencies and ongoing professional development in different phases of training and practice.

Prior to his current appointments, he served as Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education at Stanford University School of Medicine. He was also Director of the Stanford Center for Medical Education Research and Innovation, where he directed the Rathmann Family Foundation Medical Education Research Fellowship.

Dr. Braddock has been a national leader in medical education, particularly in bioethics and doctor-patient communication. He launched the Bioethics Education Project at the University of Washington, an initiative to expand ethics and professionalism education, and the Practice of Medicine program at Stanford, an initiative to integrate ethics, professionalism, doctor-patient communication and population health into the pre-clerkship medical school curriculum. He also led the development of a model curriculum in bioethics and medical humanities with the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, and is a founding member of the Academy for Professionalism in Health Care. He was named Interim Director of the UCLA Health Ethics Center in 2019.

In the Fall of 2020, Dr. Braddock was appointed as the Executive Director of the DGSOM Anti-racism Roadmap to work with the DGSOM community to develop and advance high-impact change across the school. Dr. Braddock has a long history of commitment to addressing systemic racism in academic medicine.

He has received numerous teaching awards. Dr. Braddock’s research has focused on shared decision-making and patient-physician communication, having developed a widely-used framework for teaching and for evaluation of the quality of shared decision making in practice.

Dr. Braddock has served as Chair of the Ethics Committee for the Society of General Internal Medicine and on the Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee for the American College of Physicians. He was Director of the National Consortium for Multicultural Education for Health Professionals, a group of 18 medical schools funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to develop curriculum in cultural competence and health care disparities. He served as Chair of the Board of Directors for the American Board of Internal Medicine from 2015-2017 and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the ABIM Foundation.

Dr. Braddock earned his undergraduate degree at Stanford University and medical degree at the University of Chicago. He completed residency training in the U.S. Navy and received his master’s in public health degree in health care ethics from the University of Washington. He is currently Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine.

Susan Edgeman-Levitan, PA

Susan Edgman-Levitan, PA, is Executive Director of the John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital, a lecturer in the Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and an Associate in Health Policy, Harvard Medical School. The Stoeckle Center is deeply involved in leading primary care transformation across the Partners Healthcare System in New England, now known as Mass General Brigham. Prior to MGH, Susan was the founding President of the Picker Institute. A constant advocate of understanding the patient’s perspective on healthcare, she has been the co-principal investigator on the Yale/Harvard Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) study and is a member of the Lucian Leape Institute and a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). She is an editor of Through the Patient’s Eyes, a book on creating and sustaining patient-centered care, The CAHPS Improvement Guide, and co-authored the Institute of Medicine 2006 report, The Future of Drug Safety: Promoting and Protecting the Health of the Public. She is a founding member of the MA Primary Care Alliance for Patients, a statewide collation working with the Massachusetts legislature to fund enhanced payments for primary care services and to support practices that are at risk because of the COVID pandemic. She also co-chairs the MassGeneralBrigham Patient Experience Leaders Committee.

Ms. Edgman-Levitan serves on several boards and national advisory committees, including the AHRQ National Advisory Council, the ABIM Foundation Board of Trustees, and the Primary Care Collaborative. In 2007, she received the Leadership and Innovation Award from the Center for Information Therapy and the 2016 Inaugural Richard Nesson award from the Massachusetts Health Quality Partnership. In 2020 she received the Partners Healthcare System Nesson award for System Collaboration. Susan holds degrees from the University of Michigan and the Duke University Physician Assistant program, where she received the Distinguished Alumni Award and inducted into the Duke University Medical Center Hall of Fame in 2004.

Yul D. Ejnes, MD, MACP

Dr. Ejnes, a board certified internal medicine specialist, is in private practice at Coastal Medical, Inc. in Cranston, Rhode Island, which he co-founded in 1995. Coastal Medical is Rhode Island’s largest private practice, a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home, and a Medicare accountable care organization.

In addition to practicing full-time, Dr. Ejnes is Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He is a member and past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Quality Institute, the state’s designated regional health information organization. He is also a member of the American College of Physicians’ (ACP) delegation to the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates.

At ACP, Dr. Ejnes has served as Chair of the Board of Regents, Chair of the Board of Governors, Rhode Island Chapter Governor, and as member or Chair of numerous committees and task forces. He recently completed a term on the AMA Relative Value Scale Update Committee. He serves as Chair-elect of the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Board of Directors, and is also a member of ABIM’s Internal Medicine Specialty Board. He was also past President of the Rhode Island Medical Society and the Rhode Island Society of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Ejnes earned his medical degree from Brown Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island in 1985 and did his internal medicine residency and chief medical residency at Rhode Island Hospital, also in Providence.

Marianne M. Green, MD

Dr. Green, board certified in Internal Medicine, is Vice Dean for Education at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Over the course of her career, she has been a leader in competency based education and portfolio-based assessment systems. She has received numerous awards and honors, including the George H. Joost Outstanding Teacher Award and the Alpha Omega Alpha Robert Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award. Dr. Green is also co-director of the Center for Digital Health and Data Science Education at Feinberg. In addition to her academic roles, Dr. Green directs patient care at the outpatient General Internal Medicine Clinic. She has authored multiple papers related to undergraduate medical education and is a reviewer for several medical journals.

Dr. Green serves as Chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)’s Board of Directors. She has also served on the ABIM Council as Council Director. She is also a former Chair of the ABIM Internal Medicine Board.

She received her medical degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago School of Medicine and went on to complete her internship and residency at Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH

Dr. Marrazzo is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is internationally recognized for her research and education efforts in the field of sexually transmitted infections, especially as they affect women’s health and in the setting of HIV. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), and was elected to the IDSA Board of Directors in 2018. She was Chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine Council from 2015-2018.

Dr. Marrazzo conducts research on the human microbiome, specifically as it relates to female reproductive tract infections and hormonal contraception, and its relationship to women’s risk of STI/HIV acquisition. She was the Protocol Co-Chair for the VOICE Study (MTN-003), a placebo-controlled trial that randomized over 5,000 women in South Africa, Uganda, and Zimbabwe to oral or vaginal tenofovir-based HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis. She chairs the Biomedical Science Committee of the HIV Prevention Trial Network, the group tasked with integrating the biomedical science agenda across numerous clinical trials of antiretroviral prevention agents. She is also the Principal Investigator of the NIH-funded STI Clinical Trials Group and Co-PI of the Leadership Group of the Vaccine Treatment and Evaluation Unit.

David B. Reuben, MD

Dr. Reuben is Director, Multicampus Program in Geriatrics Medicine and Gerontology and Chief, Division of Geriatrics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Center for Health Sciences. He is the Archstone Foundation Chair and Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Director of the UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care program.

Dr. Reuben is a past President of the American Geriatrics Society and the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs. He served for 8 years on the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Board of Directors, including as Chair from 2010-2011. Since 2016, Dr. has served as a trustee of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation.

In 2000, Dr. Reuben received the Dennis H. Jahnigen Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to education in the field of geriatrics and, in 2008, he received the Joseph T. Freeman Award from the Gerontological Society of America. He was part of the team that received the 2008 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for Research – Joint Commission and National Quality Forum, for Assessing Care of the Vulnerable Elderly. In 2012, he received the Henderson award from the American Geriatrics Society.

In 2012, Dr. Reuben received one of the first CMMI Innovations Challenge awards to develop a model program to provide comprehensive, coordinated care for patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias. In 2014, he was one of three principal investigators to be awarded a multicenter clinical trial (STRIDE) by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to reduce serious falls related injuries; it is the largest grant that PCORI has awarded. In 2018, he was awarded a multi-site PCORI- and NIA-funded pragmatic trial to compare the effectiveness of health system-based dementia care versus community-based dementia care versus usual care. Dr. Reuben was co-chair of the 2020 National Research Summit in Care, Services, and Supports for Persons with Dementia and their Caregivers.

Dr. Reuben continues to provide primary care for frail older persons, including attending on inpatient and geriatric psychiatry units at UCLA, and making house calls. In his spare time, Dr. Reuben has written five plays and lyrics for more than 20 songs with composer Sidney Sharp. A compilation of the first 10 has been recorded.

Reginald Tucker Seeley, MA, ScM, ScD

Dr. Tucker-Seeley is the inaugural holder of the Edward L. Schneider chair in gerontology and Assistant Professor in the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California (USC). Tucker-Seeley completed master and doctoral degrees in public health (social and behavioral sciences) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) and a postdoctoral fellowship in cancer prevention and control at HSPH and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI).

His research has focused primarily on social determinants of health across the life course, such as the association between the neighborhood environment and health behavior; and on individual-level socioeconomic determinants of multimorbidity, mortality, self-rated physical, mental, and oral health, and adult height.

Tucker-Seeley has received funding from the National Cancer Institute for research focused on defining and measuring financial well-being for cancer research.  His current research projects focus on explicating the influence of financial hardship across the chronic disease continuum from prevention to end-of-life care, and understanding the process of screening for social needs in the health care delivery system.

Tucker-Seeley has a longstanding interest in the impact of health and social policy on racial/ethnic minorities and across socioeconomic groups. He has experience working on local and state level health disparities policy, and in the measuring and reporting of health disparities at the state level. In 2017-2018, Tucker-Seeley was a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow with a placement in the United States Senate.

Before joining the faculty at USC, Tucker-Seeley was an Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at HSPH and in the Center for Community Based Research at DFCI. Prior to graduate study at Harvard, he received an undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Tulsa and worked in the accounting/auditing field for five years, most recently as an internal auditor at Saint Louis University. He also completed an MA degree in Human Development Counseling from Saint Louis University and a clinical counseling internship at the Washington University Student Health and Counseling Service.

Anita Samarth

Anita Samarth is the CEO and Co-founder of Clinovations Government + Health, a management consulting firm focused at the intersection of health and policy enabled by technology. Anita has over 25 years of experience in health care technology. She has worked with over 200 hospitals and led government-funded health IT initiatives from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). She is a member of the Board of Directors of Costs of Care, a non-profit that educates, advocates, and supports caregivers in decreasing medical bills by using information technology and decision-support tools. She is also the co-founder of Clinovations, a healthcare management consulting firm acquired by the Advisory Board Company (now Optum).

Anita’s current focus is in bridging the gap between commercial health care and government initiatives in the area of health IT, information exchange, and clinical quality measurement. She tweets regularly on these topics at @AnitaSamarth. In 2013 the Washington Business Journal honored Ms. Samarth as a Minority Business Leader and Women Who Mean Business. She is the author of Interoperability for Dummies and co-author of EHRs for Dummies.

Antonia A. Villarruel, PhD, RN

Antonia M. Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and Director of the School’s WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing and Midwifery Leadership. As a bilingual and bicultural researcher, Dr. Villarruel has extensive research and practice experience with Latino populations, health promotion, and disparities. Using a community-based participatory approach, she has been the PI/Co-PI of over eight clinical trials on reducing high-risk behaviors in teens. One program, to reduce sexual risk behavior among Latino youth – entitled Cuídate! was disseminated nationally.

Dr. Villarruel holds many leadership positions. She is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia; she serves as Chair of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Culture of Health Program Advisory Committee, Chair of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows Subcommittee for the Selection Review Process and Co-chair of the Strategic Advisory Council of the AARP/RWJ Future of Nursing Campaign for Action. She has received numerous honors and awards including the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame Award, the Global Philadelphia Association’s Globy Award for Educational Leadership, and the prestigious Ohtli Award from the government of Mexico. Dr. Villarruel earned her BSN from Nazareth College, an MSN from the University of Pennsylvania, and her PhD in nursing from Wayne State University. She is a registered nurse in both Michigan and Pennsylvania.