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Clinician's Perspective

Clinician's Perspective

"I'm very excited to be part of GLPTN and witness firsthand some of the exciting changes that are taking place in our healthcare system to help promote high quality care. I hope to see the tools of implementation science put to the test to help rapidly disseminate meaningful improvements to healthcare processes and ultimately to patients' lives."Ashley Overley, MD, Assistant Medical Director, Division of Mental Health & Addiction IN Family & Social Services Administration


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Managing Mental Health: The Demands of Dementia

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

If Dr Malaz Boustani were tasked with grading dementia care he’d dole out an “F” for ...

Our Faculty Partners

The Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network is part of national, federally funded effort to help doctors and other healthcare providers advance their practices, lower health care costs, and improve the health of patients in Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois.

We’ve partnered with faculty experts from exceptional universities to help health care providers understand how they can most efficiently direct resources and coordinate care for better health outcomes, fewer hassles, and lower costs.

Indiana Faculty Advisors

Jose Azar

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Medical Director, Quality and Patient Safety, AHC – Division of Hematology-Oncology

Indiana University School of Medicine


Ben Zarzaur, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Surgery

Indiana University School of Medicine


Babar Khan, MBBS

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Research Scientist, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.

Research Scientist, Indiana University Center for Aging Research

Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD, FACP

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine

Executive Director of the IU National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health

Chief Physician Executive of COE/Med/Peds Outpatient Care Center, Eskenazi Health


Tim Imler, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine – Division of Gastroenterology

Indiana University School of Medicine


Illinois Faculty Advisors

Stephen Persell, MD, MPH

Associate Professor in General Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Geriatrics

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


John Hickner, MD, MSc

Department Head, Professor of Family Medicine

University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago


Anne Bobb

Administrator in Clinical Quality Excellence

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago


Jane Holl, MD, MPH

Director, Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) – Center for Healthcare Studies

Director, Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) – Center for Education in Health Sciences

Mary Harris Thompson, M.D., Professor in Pediatrics-Community-Based Primary Care, Medicine and Preventive Medicine


Donna Woods, PhD

Research Associate Professor in Pediatric – Institute for Healthcare Studies

Director, Northwestern Center for Quality and Safety Innovation

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine