Our Team

Stephen M. Shortell, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.B.A. shortell-photo-by-jim-block-2012is the Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management and Professor of Organization Behavior at the School of Public Health and Haas School of Business at University of California-Berkeley where he also directs the Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research (CHOIR). From 2002 to 2013 he served as Dean of the School of Public Health at Berkeley.

A leading health care scholar, Dr. Shortell and his colleagues have received numerous awards for their research examining the performance of integrated delivery systems; the organizational factors associated with quality and outcomes of care; and the factors associated with the adoption of evidence-based processes for treating patients with chronic illness. He is currently conducting research on patient engagement and the performance of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and a recent recipient of the AHA/HRET TRUST Visionary Leadership Award.

Thomas Rundall, Ph.D. is the Henry J. Kaiser Professor Emeritus tom-rundall_6078in the Division of Health Policy and Management at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health. From 2008 to 2010 he served as Executive Associate Dean of the School of Public Health at UC. Berkeley. Professor Rundall has published extensively across a broad array of topics in health care policy and management, including primary care, quality improvement, integration of health care services, hospital-physician relationships, health information technology, and evidence-based management. In 2005 Rundall was awarded the Filerman Prize by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration for his contributions to the field of health services management education, and in 2010 he was awarded the Berkeley Citation for distinguished achievement and notable service to the University of California at Berkeley. Professor Rundall serves as chair of the board of directors for John Muir Health, an integrated health care system, and he serves on the board of directors for On Lok, a program of all-inclusive care for the elderly.

Janet C. Blodgett, M.Sc. holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Boston University JCBand a Master of Science degree in Social Policy (Research) from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has over 10 years of research experience in data collection and management, data analysis, and project management (PMP certified), with a focus on systematic reviews and meta-analyses of interventions to diagnose and treat a range of mental health conditions and infectious diseases.


Justine Po, B.S. Business Administration, B.A. Public Health is a Junior undergraduateJustine_Po at University of California, Berkeley. Justine has worked on research initiatives at the intersection of business and health throughout her college career and hopes to apply these findings to improve operations and quality in organizational settings.