Research Advisory Council

The CLEAR Research Advisory Council will assist the CLEAR directors in identifying key organizational performance metrics, the most promising research designs, and appropriate analytic techniques for assessing the effects of Lean in healthcare organizations. The Research Advisory Council will also provide the directors with current information about relevant new research publications, upcoming research conferences and workshops, and opportunities to conduct research on the effects of Lean in hospitals and other healthcare organizations. The members of the Research Advisory Council are:

Ross Baker, PhD
Professor and Program Director: Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation
University of Toronto

Michael Howell, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Chief Medical Officer for Clinical Quality
Chief Quality Officer
University of Chicago Medicine

Dorothy Hung, PhD, MA, MPH
Associate Scientist
Palo Alto Medical Research Foundation Research Institute
Affiliated Faculty
Institute for Health Policy Studies
University of California at San Francisco

Lori Pelletier, PhD, MBA
Vice President, Operational Excellence
Center for Innovation & Transformational Change
UMass Memorial Health Care
Assistant Professor of Quantitative Health Sciences
Division of Health Informatics and Implementation Science
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Joseph Restuccia, DrPH, MPH
Professor of Health Care & Operations Management
Department of Operations and Technology Management
Questrom School of Business
Boston University

Sharon Schweikhart, PhD
Associate Professor
Health Services Management and Policy
College of Public Health
Ohio State University