Danielle J. Brooks, J.D.  serves is the founder and owner of Bridges, a boutique health and technology consulting firm.

 

Mrs. Brooks has spent the last decade designing, leading and managing research, project development, strategy and implementation programs across a variety of industries including healthcare, media and communications, human rights, policy, and law. She prides herself on bridging creativity with strategic approaches that result in true impact. 

 

Danielle began her career as a policy fellow for former governor, and Secretary of Agriculture, Thomas Vilsack where she designed community building initiatives for the aging members in the state of Iowa. She then followed this work by participating in a variety of positions including managing coalitions to influence the development of key health IT policies; serving as an Executive Editor for the award-winning blog Disruptive Women and Health Care; and leading the development of the Iowa Accountability Program, Judicial Training Institute (IAPJTI). The IAP JTI is an initiative that works to improve the judicial handling of domestic violence cases, through innovative approaches focused on judicial leadership, community/judicial relations and the elimination of procedural bias. She also serves on the Health IT advisory board for Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center (TCC) for Health Disparities Research at Morehouse School of Medicine and on the PCORI Advisory Panel for Improving Health Systems and Addressing Disparities.   A native Iowan, Danielle studied at Oberlin College and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics. She then attended William and Mary School of Law, achieving her Juris Doctorate.

Dr. Dominic Mack is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Director of the National Center for Primary Care at Morehouse School of Medicine. A native of Augusta, Georgia, Dr. Mack earned a B.S. from Paine College in Augusta, GA and his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. He completed his residency in family medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) in Atlanta GA. Dr. Mack practiced at Southside Community Health Center in Atlanta for eleven years where he served as chief medical officer during his tenure, then returned to MSM in 2001 as an assistant professor in the department of family medicine. While at MSM, he served as the medical director for the family medicine department and later became the associate chair of clinical affairs. In 2003, he received an MBA from Kennesaw State University.

 

Dr. Mack has been awarded millions of dollars in grant funding from state and federal governments and private foundations. He was the principal investigator of the Georgia Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (GA-HITREC), which assisted more than 4,000 Georgia primary care providers and 56 critical access hospitals adopt electronic health records. He currently serves as the chief medical officer for Georgia HealthConnect, a mission-based health information exchange housed in the NCPC and recently launched a telehealth network providing health education to rural primary care practices in Georgia. Dr. Mack is nationally recognized for his thought leadership on primary care, technology and health equity. He has been invited to speak at national and international conferences and serves on numerous advisory boards.

Danielle  Brooks, J.D.

Megan Douglas J.D. 

Megan Douglas JD is the Interim Director of the Health Policy Leadership Fellowship in the Satcher Health Leadership Institute (SHLI), Associate Director of Health Information Technology Policy in the National Center for Primary Care and an Instructor in the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine. She is a licensed attorney and health policy researcher. Megan received her law degree from Georgia State University (GSU) College of Law with a focus on health care law and policy. She was a joint fellow with the SHLI Health Policy Leadership Fellowship program and the Georgia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders (LEND) program at GSU. Megan is course director for the Health Policy and Advocacy rotation offered to Morehouse School of Medicine medical students and residents, which teaches them about the policymaking process and ways to leverage clinical experience to inform policy. Her research interests include developing and evaluating state and federal policies for their impact on health equity. Her work has been published in journals such as the American Journal of Public Health, the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, Psychiatric Services and the Learning Health System Journal. Megan serves on the Advisory Committee for the Disparities Interest Group of AcademyHealth, the Advisory Council for the Health Law Partnership (HeLP) and the Community Advisory Council for the Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University.

Dominic Mack, MD, MBA

The National Center for Primary Care (NCPC) at Morehouse School of Medicine is strengthening the primary care system through research, education, and training to improve health outcomes while advancing and sustaining health equity. The NCPC’s work demonstrates that primary care is critical to achieving health equity and that a comprehensive, coordinated and efficient health care system is dependent on a robust primary care system.

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