Hearst Health Prize

2020 Hearst Health Prize Judges Panel

Director, Center for Value-Based Insurance Design
Professor of Internal Medicine in the School of Medicine
Professor of Health Management and Policy in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan

Dr. Fendrick is a Professor of Internal Medicine in the School of Medicine and a Professor of Health Management and Policy in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan.  Dr. Fendrick conceptualized and coined the term Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID) and currently directs the V-BID Center at the University of Michigan, the leading advocate for development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative health benefit plans.  His research focuses on how clinician payment and consumer engagement initiatives impact access to care, quality of care, and health care costs.

Dr. Fendrick has authored over 250 articles and book chapters and has received numerous awards for the creation and implementation of value-based insurance design. His perspective and understanding of clinical and economic issues have fostered collaborations with numerous government agencies, health plans, professional societies, and health care companies. Dr. Fendrick is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences), serves on the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee, and has been invited to present testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, and the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel.

Dr. Fendrick is the co-editor in chief of the American Journal of Managed Care and is an editorial board member for 3 additional peer-reviewed publications. He is also a member of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation at the University of Michigan, where he remains clinically active in the practice of general internal medicine.

Dr. Fendrick received a bachelor’s degree in economics and chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where he was a fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program.

President and Chief Executive Officer, Woods Services

Tine Hansen-Turton is an Executive with more than 20 years of experience in health and human services senior management, executive leadership and consulting.  She has founded and led several nationally recognized organizations and trade associations.  A proven results-oriented strategic leader, Ms. Hansen-Turton is known for being an effective organizational change agent and policy and health and human services systems reform advocate.

Tine Hansen-Turton serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Woods Services, which is the leading population health healthcare organization serving children and adults with developmental disabilities who have medical frailties and behavioral challenges. Tine Hansen-Turton serves as the founding Executive Director for the Convenient Care Association (CCA), the national trade association for the retail clinic industry, serving 30 million people with basic health care services across the country in over 2800 retail settings.  Additionally, Tine Hansen-Turton teaches public and social innovations, leading and designing nonprofits, health policy and the social innovations lab at University of Pennsylvania Fels Institute of Government, Social Policy and and School of Nursing, as well as at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Previously, Tine Hansen-Turton served as the Chief Operating Officer at Public Health Management Corporation, a large public health nonprofit institute, where she oversaw and led corporate strategy, operations, business development and M&AAdditionally, Tine Hansen-Turton served as the founding CEO of the National Nurse-led Care Consortium, a non-profit organization supporting the growth and development of over 500 nurse-managed and school health clinics, serving more than 5 million vulnerable people across the country in urban and rural locations.  For the past two decades she has also been instrumental in positioning Nurse Practitioners as primary health care providers globally.

Tine Hansen-Turton is founder and publisher of a social impact/innovation journal and have co-published eight books and is known as a serial social entrepreneur who has started several national social and public innovations in the health and human services sector.

Tine Hansen-Turton has received several advocacy and leadership awards, the prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship, the Business Journal 40 under 40 Leadership and Women of Distinction Awards.  She was named one of the 101 emerging Philadelphia connectors by Leadership, Inc. and American Express NextGen Independent Sector Fellow.

Tine received her BA from Slippery Rock University, her Master of Government/Public Administration from University of Pennsylvania Fels Institute and her Juris Doctor from Temple University Beasley School of Law. 

Research Professor
Professor Emerita
University of Oregon

Dr. Hibbard is a Research Professor and Professor Emerita at the University of Oregon. She is a health services researcher who has focused her work on consumer choices and behavior in health care. Dr. Hibbard is the lead author of the Patient Activation Measure (PAM).

She is the author of over 160 peer-reviewed publications and is a recognized international expert on patient behavior in health.

She holds a masters degree in Public Health from UCLA and her doctoral degree is from the School of Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley.

Principal, Avisos Partners

Mr. Lieber is a healthcare executive with more than 35 years experience in health care policy and operations. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) and its related organizations from 2000-2017.  In his strategic leadership role at HIMSS, Lieber established the organization as a global leader on issues such as, electronic health records, interoperability, technology standards, IT adoption, and certification. 

Previously, he served as the Executive Director of the Emergency Nurses Association and as a senior executive with the American Hospital Association and the Illinois Hospital Association. Currently, Mr. Lieber consults with organizations and early stage companies on operations and governance development, business strategy and international expansion.

Founding Dean Emeritus, Jefferson College of Population Health

David B. Nash, MD, MBA, is the Founding Dean Emeritus and the Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy at the Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH). His tenure as Dean completes nearly 30 years on the University faculty.  Nash was recently appointed Special Assistant to Bruce Meyer, MD, MBA, President of Jefferson Health.

Dr. Nash is a board-certified internist who is internationally recognized for his work in public accountability for outcomes, physician leadership development and quality-of-care improvement.

Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH) provides innovative educational programming designed to develop healthcare leaders for the future.  Its offerings include Masters degrees and certificate programs in Population Health, Population Health Intelligence, Public Health, Healthcare Quality and Safety, Health Policy and Applied Health Economics and Outcomes Research.  JCPH also offers a doctoral program in Population Health Sciences.

Dr. Nash is a board certified internist who is internationally recognized for his work in public accountability for outcomes, physician leadership development, and quality-of-care improvement.  Repeatedly named to Modern Healthcare’s list of Most Powerful Persons in Healthcare, his national activities cover a wide scope.  Currently he is on the Advisory Board of VHA’s Center for Applied Healthcare Studies.   He is a principal faculty member for Quality of Care programming for the American Association for Physician Leadership, and leads the academic joint venture between the organization and the JCPH.  He is on the National Quality Forum Task Force on Improving Population Health and is on the John M. Eisenberg Award Committee of the Joint Commission.  Dr. Nash has chaired the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) of the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (HC4) for more than 15 years and he is widely recognized as a pioneer in the public reporting of outcomes.

Dr. Nash has governance responsibilities in both the not-for-profit and for-profit healthcare sectors.  He currently serves on the board of Main Line Health, a four-hospital system in suburban Philadelphia, PA, where he chairs the board's quality and safety committee.  In the for-profit sector, Dr. Nash was named to the Board of Directors for Humana, Inc., one of the nation’s largest publicly traded healthcare companies, in 2009. In October 2013 he joined the board of Vestagen Technical Textiles, a privately held advanced medical textile company in Orlando, FL and the board of InfoMC, a leading information technology company.  He is on the health care advisory board for Arsenal Capital Partners in New York, NY.

Over the years, Dr. Nash has been recognized with many awards. Among the most recent are  the Elliot Stone Award for leadership in public accountability for health data from NAHDO (2006); the Wharton Healthcare Alumni Achievement Award (2009); and  the Joseph Wharton award in recognition of his “social impact” and the Philadelphia Business Journal’s medical educator innovation award (2012).

Dr. Nash’s publications include his  online column on MedPage Today, and more than 100 articles in major peer-reviewed journals.  He has edited 23 books, including Connecting with the New Healthcare Consumer, The Quality Solution, Demand Better, and most recently, Population Health: Creating a Culture of Wellness (2nd edition). He is Editor-in-Chief of American Journal of Medical Quality, Population Health ManagementP&T, and American Health & Drug Benefits (AHDB).

Dr. Nash received his BA in economics (Phi Beta Kappa) from Vassar College; his MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and his MBA in Health Administration (with honors) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  While at Penn, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar and Medical Director of a nine-physician faculty group practice in general internal medicine.

VP Federal Affairs for America’s Physician Groups
Washington, DC

Valinda Rutledge serves as the Vice President, Federal Affairs for America’s Physician Groups leading the federal legislative and regulatory activities in Washington DC. America’s Physician Groups represents over 300 medical groups and independent practice associations (IPAs) across 43 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

She previously worked as a member of the leadership team (Senior Advisor and Patient Care Model Group Director) at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation (CMMI), where she helped build the Innovation Center from its start-up phase and managed the design and launch of several of the Center's models.  In particular, she led the development and roll-out of the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement Initiative, Strong Start and other national programs related to care transformation.

Before joining CMS, Ms. Rutledge served as the Chief Executive Officer of CaroMont Health in Gastonia, NC, where she led the development of a 210-day bundled knee payment arrangement between CaroMont Health and North Carolina's largest health insurer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. 

Ms. Rutledge received the 2013 Becker's Healthcare Leadership Award, which is given to the top 30 individuals in the nation who demonstrate leadership and impact to the industry on a national level.  She currently serves on several National Scientific Advisory Boards, including NaviHealth, and as a subject matter expert for Sg2.

Ms. Rutledge holds two advanced degrees: a Master of Business Administration degree from Butler University in Indianapolis and a Master of Science degree in nursing from Wayne State University in Detroit. She is frequently sought as a national speaker in the area of payment, clinical innovation and population health.

Consultant to Hearst Health

Dr. Schibanoff is a consultant to Hearst Health. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the Milliman Care Guidelines (now MCG) from 1998 until 2012.  In that role, he supervised editorial and peer review of care guidelines and analysis of the evidence used to inform their development. He first joined Milliman, Inc., in 1996, where he was an Equity Principal. Prior to Milliman, Dr. Schibanoff served as the CEO of Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego (1993 to 1996) after practicing critical care medicine in San Diego for 18 years.

A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Southern California School of Medicine, Dr. Schibanoff completed a residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine and research fellowship in Pulmonary Disease at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine.

President and CEO, AcademyHealth

Dr. Simpson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of AcademyHealth. A nationally recognized health policy researcher and pediatrician, she is a passionate advocate for the translation of research into policy and practice. Her research focused on improving the performance of the health care system and included studies of the quality and safety of care, health and health care disparities and the health policy and system response to childhood obesity. Dr. Simpson has published over 90 articles and commentaries in peer reviewed journals.

Before joining AcademyHealth, Dr. Simpson spent eight years as a professor of pediatrics, first as an Endowed Chair in Child Health Policy at the University of South Florida and then as the Director of the Child Policy Research Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati. She served as the Deputy Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality from 1996 to 2002. Dr. Simpson serves on the Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Scholars Program National Advisory Council, the Board of Directors of the Institute for Accountable Care and the National Health Council and the Editorial boards for the Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research and Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation. In October 2013, Dr. Simpson was elected to the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine).

Dr. Simpson earned her undergraduate and medical degrees at Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland), a master’s in public health at the University of Hawaii, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in health services research and health policy at the University of California, San Francisco. She was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree by the Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies in 2013.

Dr. Simpson's areas of expertise include translating research into policy; quality and safety of health care; health and health care disparities; childhood obesity; and child health services.


Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco

Dr. Smith is currently a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco and Visiting Professor at the School of Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley. He co-chairs the Guiding Committee of the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network.

From 1996 through 2013, Smith was the Founding President of the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) , which he led from its formation. An independent endowed philanthropy in Oakland, CA, the Foundation began operations with $500 million in assets, made $650 million in charitable grants under his leadership, and has a current corpus of approximately $720 million. In those 17 years, Smith helped build the Foundation into a recognized leader in delivery system innovation, public reporting of quality, and applications of new technology in health care. Smith spearheaded the launch of California HealthLine; the CHCF Innovation Fun, which invests in companies advancing the Foundation’s mission; and the CHCF Leadership Fellows Program, whose 300 alumni/ae are senior leaders in virtually every clinical enterprise in the state.

He was a 2014 Menschel Senior Policy Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health. Smith is a nationally-recognized health policy expert.  He has published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 25 book chapters and monographs. He has consulted for the governments of Kuwait, Denmark, and Singapore, and is a frequent keynote speaker, including for Microsoft, Health 2.0, Kaiser Permanente, and the Library of Congress.

Before founding CHCF, Dr. Smith was Executive Vice-President of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, where he oversaw programs in HIV, Reproductive Health, and the Health Care Marketplace.  Prior to that, he was on the faculty at the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and of Public Health, and directed the AIDS clinic there.

Dr. Smith was elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 2001. He chaired the IOM’s Committee on the Learning Healthcare System, which produced the widely-publicized 2012 report Best Care at Lower Cost. He serves on the Boards of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the Commonwealth Fund, Teladoc Health, and Phreesia. and the Editorial Board of Health Affairs. He has served as a Director of Tibion, Inc. and the National Business Group on Health. He has been honored by the California Legislature, the California Hospital Association, Grantmakers in Health, the Society of General Internal Medicine and others.

Dr. Smith holds a BA from Harvard College, an MD from the University of North Carolina, and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. A Board-certified internist, he maintains an active clinical practice in HIV care at San Francisco General Hospital.