Rachael L. Fleurence, PhD
Rachel Fleurence is a Program Director at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). She joined PCORI in April 2012. She leads PCORI’s initiative to build the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, or PCORnet, a transformational effort to engage patients and leverage electronic health data to improve the speed and efficiency of clinical research in the United-States. In this capacity, she chairs the PCORnet Executive Committee and co-chairs the PCORnet Council. PCORnet is a 330 million dollar investment involving 130 health institutions across the country and 20 patient powered research networks. Dr. Fleurence is currently serving on the National Medical Device Evaluation System Planning Board. A health economist and health services researcher by training, Dr. Fleurence previously worked in the private sector outcomes research. Dr. Fleurence received a BA from Cambridge University (United-Kingdom), a MA in business management from ESSEC-Paris (France), and a MSc and PhD in health economics from the University of York (United-Kingdom).
Kenneth Mandl, MD, MPH
Kenneth D. Mandl, the Principal Investigator of Scalable Collaborative Infrastructure for a Learning Healthcare System (SCILHS), is a Professor at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the Boston Children’s Hospital Chair in Biomedical Informatics and Population Health. He directs the Intelligent Health Laboratory within “CHIP”, the Children’s Hospital Informatics Program.
Recognized for research and teaching, Mandl received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and the Clifford A. Barger Award for top mentors at Harvard Medical School. He was advisor to two Directors of the CDC and chairs the Board of Scientific Counselors of the NIH’s National Library of Medicine. Dr. Mandl has been elected to multiple honor societies including the American Society for Clinical Investigation, Society for Pediatric Research, American College of Medical Informatics and American Pediatric Society.
Mandl leads two postdoctoral training programs in clinical and informatics research and directs the Population Health Track of the new Masters Degree in Biomedical Informatics at HMS. Mandl is a faculty member in the HMS Center for Biomedical Informatics and in the Division of Health Sciences and Technology at Harvard and MIT.
Terry Mazany, MA, MBA
Terry Mazany, the Principal Investigator of the Chicago Area Patient Centered Outcomes Research Network (CAPriCORN), is president and chief executive officer for The Chicago Community Trust. In 2004, Mazany was appointed as the fifth chief executive officer in the Trust’s history. Mazany has risen through the ranks, serving as chief operating officer and as director and senior program officer for the Education Initiative where he led the design and implementation of the Trust’s initial $50 million, five-year commitment to improvement in Chicago schools.
In addition, Mazany recently concluded his tenure as the interim chief executive officer of Chicago Public Schools, a district of more than 400,000 students and over 650 schools with a budget of $6 billion. He was appointed to this position in November of 2010 by Chicago’s Mayor Richard M. Daley to provide leadership for the nation’s third largest school district until a new mayor was elected.
In response to the economic recession and an invitation from Mayor Daley of Chicago, Mazany helped organize and lead the Recovery Partnership involving over 50 foundations to support the distribution of over $1 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds in Chicago.
Mazany is a member of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Council on Foundations. He served as past chair of its Community Foundation Leadership Team representing the nation’s 700 community foundations, and a member of the Diversity in Philanthropy Project.
Mazany came to the Trust from a distinguished career in public school administration, working in districts across the country including Detroit, Chicago, Baltimore, Oakland, and San Francisco. Mazany received a Masters in Anthropology and a Masters in Business Administration, with an emphasis on organizational change, from the University of Arizona. Preceding his work in the public sector, Mazany enjoyed his first career as an archaeologist and dendrochronologist — using tree-ring chronologies to date human settlements and develop past climate records.