Institute board and committees

Board of Directors

Marcia Hanson, PhD
Chair

David Abelson, MD
President, HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research

Pat Courneya, MD
HealthPartners Medical Director

Brock Nelson
CEO, Regions Hospital

Eric Larson, MD, MPH
Executive Director, Group Health Research Institute

John Finnegan Jr., PhD
Professor and Dean
School of Public Health
University of Minnesota

Paul Batalden, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Community and Family Medicine
Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Nico Pronk
Vice President, Health Management, HealthPartners

Christopher Tashjian, MD
Member, HealthPartners Board of Directors

Rachel Collier
Medical Resident


Research Committee

Leah Hanson, PhD
Chair

Howard Stang, MD
Vice Chair

Kristin Engebretsen, PharmD

Krista Graven, MD

Dave Hamlar, MD

Russell Luepker, MD

Josh Salzman, MA

Leif Solberg, MD

Robin Whitebird, PhD

Health Services Research Committee

Robin Whitebird, PhD
Chair

Josh Salzman, MA
Vice Chair

Craig Amundson, DDS

Thomas Flottemesch, PhD

Marcia Lowry

Emily Parker, MPH, PhD

Pamala Pawloski, PharmD

Bill Rush, PhD

Gabriela Vazquez-Benitez, PhD

Clinical Research Committee

Howard Stang, MD
Chair

Kristin Engebretsen, PharmD
Vice Chair

Sarah Anderson, MD

Steve Asche, MA

Elyse Kharbanda, MD, MPH

Michael Rosenbloom, MD

Josh Salzman, MA

Lynnette Savaloja, SCT (ASCP)

Sandi Wewerka

Michael Zwank, MD

Basic Science Research Committee

Dave Hamlar, MD
Chair

Krista Graven, MD
Vice Chair

Jared Fine, PhD

Thomas Flottemesch, PhD

Institutional Review Board

Elie Gertner, MD
Chair

Elizabeth Reeve, MD
Vice Chair

Jennifer Haberman

Joel Holger, MD

Dave Hamlar, MD

Debra Kelly

Margaret Krieser, MPH

Mary Jeanne Levitt, MA

Mike Maciosek, PhD

Gerda Ottman, PharmD

Julibeth Petter, PhD, RN

Don Postema, PhD

Christopher Shepela, MD

Amar Subramanian, MD

Julie Switzer, MD

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Leah Hanson, PhD
Chair

Dan Brumm, JD

Kate Faltesek, AALAT

Margaret Nielsen, RN

Daniel Sadoff, DVM

Linda Sackett-Lundeen

Education Committee

Sue Abderholden, MPH

Craig Acomb

Sunny Ainley

Felix Ankel, MD

Emily Binstadt, MD

Richard Bruzek, PharmD

Marcia Hanson, PhD

Sara Hartfeldt, MD

Joanne McLaughlin, MA, BSN, RN

Annette Mulcahy

Nicole Schmitz, MD

John Schousboe, MD, PhD

Jeremy Springer, MD

Kathleen Watson, MD

Beth Waterman, MBA, RN