Prevention Above All Discoveries Grants Panel

Dale Bratzler

Dale Bratzler

Dale Bratzler, DO, MPH, is a Professor of Public Health and Associate Dean in the College of Public Health at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. In addition, he serves as a medical director for the Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality providing support for national hospital quality improvement and public reporting initiatives. He recently completed his second stint as President of the American Health Quality Association, is a recent member of the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and is currently a member of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Bratzler has published extensively and frequently presents locally and nationally on topics related to healthcare quality, particularly associated with improving care for pneumonia, increasing vaccination rates, and reducing surgical complications. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, and his Master of Public Health degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, College of Public Health.

Andrew Kramer

Andrew Kramer

Andrew Kramer, MD, is the Chief Executive Officer of Nursing Home Quality LLC and Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado. At the University of Colorado he previously established the Division of Health Care Policy and Research in the Department of Medicine and held an endowed chair.

Dr. Kramer's research interests focus on strategies for improving care provided to frail older adults across the healthcare continuum. Through his research, faculty have influenced state and national policy in the following areas: quality assurance and improvement strategies for nursing homes and home health care; care transitions following acute hospitalization; cognition and its impact on health; ethnic disparities; nurse staffing; rehabilitation; and health care reimbursement. Dr. Kramer continues to conduct research and development projects funded by government and private grants, and oversees the scientific development of web-based solutions to enhancing quality of care across health care settings.

Dr. Kramer, who has authored more than 90 publications and policy reports, has been a frequent advisor to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Senate Committee on Aging, and the Institute of Medicine. He continues to mentor faculty and trainees in health care research.

Michael Raymond

Michael Raymond

Dr. Raymond currently serves as Associate Chief Medical Quality Officer for NorthShore University HealthSystem, a four hospital system in the Northern suburbs of Chicago. Prior to his current position, Dr. Raymond served as Chief Medical Officer for Rush NorthShore Medical Center and has recently completed his appointment to the National Advisory Committee of the Agency For Health Care Quality And Research. Quality Improvement, patient safety, and physician/hospital integration occupy the majority of Dr. Raymond's agenda, he still finds time to practice general internal medicine on a part time basis.