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Brian Leas , MS, MA

Brian joined CEP in September 2009. His research interests include quality measurement and improvement, comparative effectiveness, chronic disease management, and education of healthcare professionals. Prior to joining PennMedicine, he managed a broad agenda of health policy and health services research activities for the Thomas Jefferson University School of Population Health. In this role, Brian led national assessments of quality metrics for diabetes and migraine headache, and evaluated the readiness of academic medical centers to engage in ambulatory care quality improvement. He also managed Jefferson's participation in the AHRQ-funded ACTION research network, which promotes the translation and dissemination of research findings into clinical practice. Brian began his career with the American Board of Internal Medicine, where he spearheaded the use of peer and patient feedback in assessing physician performance, helped develop new standards for medical professionalism, and assessed the factors that enable and inhibit early adoption of quality improvement processes in primary care settings. Brian is currently working on his dissertation in pursuit of a PhD in Health Policy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. He earned his MS in Health Policy at USP, his MA in Political Science at Temple University, and his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University. He resides in Philadelphia with his wife and three very active children.


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