Institute board and committees

Board of Directors

Marcia Hanson, PhD
Chair

Steve Connelly, MD
President, HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research

Dave Dziuk
HealthPartners Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Charles Fazio, MD
HealthPartners Medical Director

Kenneth Holmen, MD
Regions Hospital Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer

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

Samantha Kealey, MD
Medical Resident

Health Services Research Committee

Josh Salzman, MD
Chair

Pam Pawloski, PharmD
Vice Chair

Craig Amundson, DDS

Emily Parker, MPH, PhD

Logan Stuck, MS

Bjorn Westgard, MD

Jeanette Ziegenfuss, PhD

Clinical Research Committee

Sarah Anderson, MD
Chair

Elyse Kharbanda, MD
Vice Chair

Steve Asche, MA

Sherri Huber

Bal Jahagirdir, MD

Jim Nordin, MD

Christine Strahl, PharmD

Avis Thomas, MS

Sandi Wewerka

Michael Zwank, MD

Basic Science Research Committee

Dave Hamlar, MD
Chair

Krista Graven, MD
Vice Chair

Jared Fine, PhD

Samuel Stellpflug, MD

Gabriela Vazquez-Benitez, 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 Lauren, PhD, RN

Don Patterson, MDiv

Don Postema, PhD

Christopher Shepela, MD

Amar Subramanian, MD

Julie Switzer, MD

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Leah Hanson, PhD
Chair

Dave Hamlar, MD

Kate Faltesek, AALAT

Krista Graven, MD

Margaret Nielsen, RN

Daniel Sadoff, DVM

Chad Watters

Scientific Review & Internal Grant Group

Howard Stang, MD
Chair

Leah Hanson, PhD
Vice Chair

Sarah Anderson, MD

Krista Graven, MD

Elyse Kharbanda, MD

Dave Hamlar, MD

Russell Luepker, MD

Pam Pawloski, PharmD

Josh Salzman, MA

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