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The WIC Network

The individuals listed below have agreed to identify themselves on our Network webpage in order to further collaboration and research in the area of geographic variation.

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Argentina

Alberto Torres, MD

OMINT
Arenales 3069, CABA, Republica Argentina (ZC 1425)
Tte Gral Perón 1739, CABA, Republica Argentina ZC 1037
Email: atorres@omint.com.ar
Interested in: Health administration and statistics applied to human health

Australia

Heather Buchan, MBChB, MSc, FAFPHM

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Level 5, 255 Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
Email: heather.buchan@safetyandquality.gov.au
Interested in: Policy responses to variation, implementation of change

Terry Hannan, MBBS

Clinical Associate Professor
Australasian College of Health Informatics
PO Box 821, Kings Meadows 7249. Tasmania Australia
Email: terry.hannan@dhhs.tas.gov.au
Interested in: Patient Care and ehealth

Professor Brendon Kearney, MBBS, FRACP, FRACMA, FAAPL

Royal Adelaide Hospital
101 Watson ave, Toorak Gdns, South Australia, 5065
Email: brendon.kearney@health.sa.gov.au
Interested in: Analysis of data linkage

Soumya Mazumdar, PhD, MPH

Center for Research and Action in Public Health
Email: soumyamazumdar@yahoo.com
Interested in: Health services, geographic information systems, and built environment

Suzanne Ryan, BHlhSc, BN(Hons)

Australia Sunshine Coast Hospital & Health Service
Email: suzanne.ryan@health.qld.gov.au
Interested in: Surgery, health services, nursing, and perioperative research

Dr. Merran Smith, BSc, MSc, BA, PhD, PostGradDip Mgt

Chief Executive
Population Health Research Network, The University of Western Australia
M320, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009
Email: merran.smith@uwa.edu.au
Interested in: Special research topics of interest to you: Use of linked data for healthcare variation research

Diane Watson, PhD

Chief Executive
Victorian Agency for Health Information
Email: drdw@bigpond.com
Interested in: Performance measurement, policy responses and public reporting

Belgium

Pascal Meeus, MD, MPH, MHA data management

National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (NIHDI)
B1150 Brussel Avenue de Tervueren 211
Email: pascal.meeus@inami.fgov.be
Interested in: Waste in health care

Canada

Astrid Guttmann, MDCM, MSc

Chief Science Officer
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Hospital for Sick Children
Email: astrid.guttmann@ices.on.ca
Interested in: Child health

France Legare, B.Sc. Arch, MD, MSc, PhD

Canada Research Chair in Implementation of Shared Decision Making in Primary Care
Canada Universite Laval
10 rue Espinay
Email: france.legare@mfa.ulaval.ca
Interested in: Implementation science, primary care, and shared decision making

Thérèse A. Stukel, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Canada;
Professor, Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, USA
Email: Stukel@ices.on.ca

Czech Republic

Tomas Roubal

World Health Organization
Pretoria, South Africa
Email: Roubal.tom@gmail.com

Denmark

Morten Fenger-Grøn

Senior Statistician
Research Unit for General Practice, Aarhus University
Bartholins Allé 2, 8000 Aarhus C
Email: mfgr@ph.au.dk
Interested in: Methodological issues in the quantification of small area variation and the consequences hereof with particular focus on Danish GPs

Søren Paaske Johnsen, MD, PhD

Research consultant, associate professor
Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University Hospital
Olof Palmes Alle 43, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark
Email: spj@clin.au.dk
Interested in: Quality of care, implementation of evidence-based care, and comparative effectiveness research

Mette Jørgensen, MSc in Health Science

PhD Student
Aalborg University Hospital, Psychiatry
Mølleparkvej 10. 9000 Aalborg
Email: mettejoe@rn.dk
Interested in: Quality of care, Inequalities, Schizophrenia

Pia Kjær Kristensen, MHSc

PhD candidate
Denmark Aarhus University
Olof Palmes Allé 43-45
Email: pkkr@clin.au.dk
Interested in: Variation, quality of care, and hip fractures

Troels Kristensen, MSc, PhD

Associate Professor of Health Economics & Health Policy
University of Southern Denmark
J.B. Winsløws vej 9, 5000 Odense
Email: trkristensen@health.sdu.dk
Interested in: Health economics and health services research, unwarranted variation in general practice

Henriette Lipczak, MD

Director of Quality & Patient Safety
Denmark Danish Cancer Society
Strandboulevarden 49, DK-2100 Copenhagen
Email: Hlz@cancer.dk
Interested in: Cancer, quality, and safety

Professor Frede Olesen, Dr Med Sci

Research Unit for General Practice, Aarhus University
Hoerhavevej 62 X    DK8270 Hoejbjerg
Email: fo@feap.dk
Interested in: Primary care and clinical pathways

Professor Peter Vedsted

University Clinic for Innovative Health Care Delivery, Aarhus University
Bartholins Alle 2, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
Email: p.vedsted@alm.au.dk
Interested in: Primary care, variation, cancer diagnosis, innovative healthcare, and integrated care

France

Jan Böcken, Dr. rer. medic.

The Bertelsmann Foundation
Carl-Bertelsmann Str. 256, 33311 Gütersloh
Email: jan.boecken@bertelsmann-stiftung.de
Interested in: Health policy and patient orientation

Vera Georgescu, PhD

CHU Montpellier, Health Economics Unit
Hôpital la Colombière, 39 av. Charles Flahault, 34295 Montpellier
Email: v-georgescu@chu-montpellier.fr
Interested in : Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations, unwarranted variation in health care

Oliver Gröne, PhD, Msc, MA

Head of research and development
OptiMedis AG
Borsteler Chaussee 53
22453 Hamburg
Email: o.groene@optimedis.de

Marion Grote Westrick, Diploma in Economics

Bertelsmann Stiftung
Carl-Bertelsmann-Str. 256, 33311 Gütersloh
Email: marion.grotewestrick@bertelsmann-stiftung.de
Interested in: Unwarranted variation and shared decision making

Gregoire Mercier, MD, PhD

CHU de Montpellier
Hospital La Colombiere, 39 av. Charles Flahault, 34295 Montpellier, France
Email: g-mercier@chu-montpellier.fr
Interested in: Potentially avoidable hospitalizations

Sebastian John

National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KBV)
KBV, Abteilung Sicherstellung, Herbert-Lewin-Platz 2, 10623 Berlin
Email: sjohn@kbv.de
Interested in: Capacity planning, workforce management and planning, geographic variations and distributions, and determining the health care needs of a population

David Klemperer, MD

Regensburg University of Applied Sciences
Email: klemperer@klemperer.info

Zeynep Or

Research Director
Institute for Research and Information in Health Economics
117bis rue Manin - 75019 Paris
Email: or@irdes.fr
Interested in: Health system performance, quality and efficiency in health care

Professor Alain Paraponaris, PhD

Aix-Marseille Université
INSERM 912, 23 rue Stanislas Torrents, 13006 Marseille, France
Email: alain.paraponaris@inserm.fr
Interested in: Health economics

Thomas Petzold

Germany Center for Evidence-based Healthcare, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden
Email: thomas.petzold@uniklinikum-dresden.de

Laura Schang, PhD

Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Department of Health Services Research
Email: schang@bwl.lmu.de
Interested in: Intersectoral quality management, health care planning, and regional variation in health care

Philipp Storz-Pfennig, MA, MPH, Dr.

GKV-Spitzenverband
D-10117 Berlin, Reinhardstrasse 28
Email: Philipp.Storz-Pfennig@gkv-Spitzenverband.de
Interested in: Technology assessment, health economics, meta-epidemiology, and health research stewardship

Professor Leonie Sundmacher, PhD

Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Department of Health Services Research
Email: sundmacher@bwl.lmu.de
Interested in: Capacity planning and regional variation in health care

Professor Bruno Ventelou, PhD

Aix Marseille School of Economics, CNRS, Aix-Marseille Université
2 rue de la Vieille Charité, 13002 Marseilles, France
Email: bruno.ventelou@inserm.fr
Interested in: Health economics

Verena Vogt, MSc

Technische Universität Berlin, Department of Health Care Management
Straße des 17. Juni 135
Email: verena.vogt@tu-berlin.de
Interested in: Regional variation in ambulatory care and health care pathways

Germany

Boris Kauhl

AOK Nordost
Die Gesundheitskasse, Department of Medical Care, 14456 Potsdam
Email: boris.kauhl@nordost.aok.de
Interested in: Health geography, spatial epidemiology, health systems research

Ireland

Tom Fahey, MD, MSc, MFPH, FRCGP

Professor of General Practice
HRB Centre for Primary Care Research, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Lower Mercer Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Email: tomfahey@rcsi.ie
Interested in: Variation in safe and appropriate prescribing

Frank Moriarty, MPharm

Postdoctoral Researcher
HRB Centre for Primary Care Research, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Lower Mercer Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Email: frankmoriarty@rcsi.ie
Interested in: Variation in safe and appropriate prescribing

Italy

Milena Vainieri, PhD, MSc

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa
Piazza Martiri della Libertà,33 - 56127 Pisa
Email: m.vainieri@sssup.it
Interested in: Performance management and behavioral management

Japan

Tetsuya Otsubo, MEng, PhD

Kyoto University
Yoshida-Konoe-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto Japan
Email: otsubot-kyoto@umin.ac.jp
Interested in: Administrative data and regional variation

Noriko Sasaki, MD, PhD

Senior Lecturer
Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Healthcare Economics and Quality Management
Yoshida-Konoe-cho,Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501
Email: sasaki.noriko.3z@kyoto-u.ac.jp
Interested in: Clinical practice variation, implementation of clinical practice guidelines, and health system reform in super-aging society.

Kosovo

Ilir Hoxha, MD, MSc

Action for Mothers and Children
Rruga e Shkupit Veternik PN, 10000 Prishtina, Kosovo
Email: ilir.s.hoxha@gmail.com

Netherlands

Vivian Brandhoff, BS, MA in Communication

University of Memphis
Email: vbrndhff@memphis.edu
Interested in: Coach-athlete communication, health literacy, and intercultural communication

Stef Groenewoud, MSc, PhD, MA

IQ Healthcare, Radboud University Medical Centre
Email: stef.groenewoud@radboudumc.nl
Interested in: Regional variation, value based healthcare, and health care ethics

Judith de Jong, PhD

NIVEL
Email: j.dejong@nivel.nl
Interested in: Explaining medical practice variation, health system reform, and health policy

New Zealand

Catherine Gerard, BSc(hons)

Health Quality & Safety Commission
PO Box 25496, Wellington 6146, New Zealand
Email: catherine.gerard@hqsc.govt.nz
Interested in: Using variations analyses as a quality improvement tool

Norway

Professor Jostein Grytten, PhD

Norway University
University of Oslo, P.B. 1052, Blindern, 0316 Oslo, Norway
Email: josteing@odont.uio.no
Interested in: Practice variation, health services research, and health economics

Finn Henry Hansen, Cand.polit

Director
Northern Norway Regional Health Authority
Helse Nord, Sjogata 10, 8038 Bodo Norway
Email: fhh@helse-nord.no
Interested in: Clinical practice variation and clinical quality registries

Beate M Huseby, PhD

Head of Department
The Norwegian Directorate of Health
The Norwegian Directorate of Health, Sluppenvn 12 C, 7037 Trondheim
Email: beate.huseby@helsedir.no
Interested in: Performance indicators and geographical variations in hospital use

Linda Leivseth, MSc, PhD

Centre for Clinical Documentation and Evaluation (SAKDE)
SKDE, Postboks 6, 9038 Tromsø
Email: lindal.leivseth@skde.no
Interested in: Epidemiology, COPD, health care services, geographic variation, statistical analyses, and SAS

South Africa

Len Deacon, MPhil - Systems thinking

University of Cape Town
PO Box 1383 Sanlamhof Western Cape 7532
Email: len@LDA.co.za
Interested in: Universal health care, national health systems Africa, and solutions for African health challenges

South Korea

Hyun Joo Kim, RN, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Nursing Science, Shinsung University
1, Daehak-ro, Jeongmi-myeon, Dangjin-si, Chungcheongnam-do, Korea. 31801
Email: hyjkim2012@gmail.com
Interested in: healthcare systems; quality of life; variation in healthcare utilization

Yoon Kim

Professor and Associate Dean for Planning
Seoul National University College of Medicine
101 Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03080, Korea
Email: yoonkim@snu.ac.kr
Interested in: Geographical variation in medical resources and utilization; Primary health care system; Medical informatics.

Jin Yong Lee, MD, PhD, MHA

Associate Professor
Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center
20 Boramae-Ro 5gil, Dongjak-Gu, Seoul 07061
Email: jylee2000@gmail.com
Interested in: variation in healthcare utilization; healthcare systems; quality of life; and the management of public hospital

Spain

Enrique Bernal-Delgado, MD, PhD

Institute for Health Sciences in Aragon (IACS)
13th San Juan Bosco, CIBA building, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
Email: ebernal.iacs@aragon.es
Interested in: Health care performance assessment

Sweden

Mats Nilsson, BSc, MSc in public health, PhD

Futurum - Academy for Health and Care
Building B4, County Hospital Ryhov, SE-551 85 Jönköping, Sweden
Email: mats.p.nilsson@rjl.se
Interested in: Statistics, epidemiology, public health, register research, PROM, PREM, quality registers, and health measurements scales

Switzerland

Claudia Berlin, PhD

Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern
Finkenhubelweg 11, 3012 Bern
Interested in: Geography, epidemiology, health services research, and public health

Professor Kerri Clough-Gorr, DSc, MPH, PhD

University of Bern
Finkenhubelweg 11, 3012 Bern
Email: kerri.clough@isom.unibe.ch
Interested in: Ageing, HSR, and cancer epidemiology

Xhyljeta Luta, MPH

PhD candidate
University of Bern, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Finkenhubelweg 11, 3012, Bern, Switzerland
Email: xhyljeta.luta@ispm.unibe.ch
Interested in: Health services research

Maud Maessen, PhD

Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern
Finkenhubelweg 11, 3012 Bern
Email: mmaessen@ispm.unibe.ch
Interested in: Unwarranted variation, end of life care, and HSR

Klazien Matter-Walstra, PhD

University Basel/ECPM
Klingelbergstrasse 61, Basel
Email: klazien.matter@unibas.ch
Interested in: Health services research in oncology

Radoslaw Panczak, PhD

University of Bern, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Finkenhubelweg 11, 3012, Bern, Switzerland
Email: radoslaw.panczak@ispm.unibe.ch
Interested in: Geographic information systems, epidemiology, health services research, end of life care

Professor Milo Puhan, MD, PhD

University of Zurich
EBPI, Hirschengraben 84, CH-8001Zurich
Email: miloalan.puhan@uzh.ch
Interested in: Health care epidemiology, chronic diseases, prevention, and benefit harm assessment

Maria Monika Wertli, MD, PhD

Inselspital Bern
Email: Maria.Wertli@insel.ch

Marcel Widmer

Swiss Health Observatory
Espace de l'Europe 10, 2010 Neuchâtel
Email: marcel.widmer@bfs.admin.ch
Interested in: Health services research, health workforce, and regional variations

Dr. Marcel Zwahlen, PhD

University of Bern, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Finkenhubelweg 11, 3012, Bern, Switzerland
Email: marcel.zwahlen@ispm.unibe.ch
Interested in: Health services research

United Kingdom

Mara Airoldi, MSc, PhD

University of Oxford
Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, Radcliffe Observatory
Quarter, Oxford, OX2 6GG
Email: mara.airoldi@bsg.ox.ac.uk
Interested in: Policy implementation

Professor Gwyn Bevan

London School of Economics and Political Science
Professor of Policy Analytics
Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, UK
Email: r.g.bevan@lse.ac.uk

Professor Fabrizio Carinci

Partner of the EU Bridge Health Project, Member of the Steering Committee and Technical Coordinator of the EUBIROD Network, Member of various OECD Expert Groups
University of Surrey, School of Health Sciences
Professor of Health Systems and Policy
Duke of Kent Building, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH
Email: f.carinci@surrey.ac.uk

Philip DaSilva, BSc(Hons), MPH, DBA

RightCare
8 Starflower Way Mickleover Derby DE£ 0BS England
Email: dasilva@derby373.fsnet.co.uk
Interested in: Understanding variation in health care, health policy, and commissioning

Nils Gutacker, PhD

Centre for Health Economics, University of York
Email: Nils.gutacker@york.ac.uk
Interested in: Performance variation, reimbursement and incentives, patient choice in healthcare, patient-reported outcomes, and multilevel modelling

Dougal Hargreaves, MBBChir, MD(Res)

UCL Institute of Child Health, London
30 Guilford St, London. WC1N 1EH. UK
Email: d.hargreaves@ucl.ac.uk
Interested in: Paediatric health services, adolescent health, and voice of children and young people

Barry Main, BMSc, BDS, MBChB, MRCS, MFDS

University of Bristol
School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall
39 Whatley Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2PS, UK
Email: b.g.main@bristol.ac.uk
Interested in: Surgery, cancer, decision-making, informed consent, and trials

Ceu Mateus, PhD

Lancaster University
Health Economics Group, Division of Health Research
Lancaster University, Furness College, LA1 4YG UK
Email: c.mateus@lancaster.ac.uk
Interested in: Unwarranted variations, disparities, health care financing, and economic evaluation

Nicholas Mays, FFPH

Head of HSRP and Professor of Health Policy
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
15-17 Tavistock Place, room 122, London WC1H 9SH
Email: Nicholas.Mays@lshtm.ac.uk
Interested in: health care system comparisons  including health care variations associated with institutional differences

Duncan McPherson, BSc, MBBS

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Email: duncan.mcpherson@nhs.net
Interested in: Anesthesia, safety, diffusion of innovation, reducing variation, and quality improvement

Vittoria Polito, BSc, MSc Public Health

Public Health England
Institute of Public Health, Forvie Site, Cambridge, CB2 0SR
Email: vittoria.polito@phe.gov.uk
Interested in: Health care variation, inequalities, data, and statistics

Jessica Sheringham, PhD, FFPH

UCL
1-19 Torrington Place
Email: j.sheringham@ucl.ac.uk
Interested in: Primary care, public health, mixed methods, and medical education

United States

Michael Barry, MD

President, Informed Medical Decisions Foundation
Healthwise, Harvard Medical School
40 Court Street, Suite 300, Boston, MA 02108 USA
Email: mbarry@imdfoundation.org
Interested in: Shared decision making

Carrie Colla, PhD

Assistant Professor
Dartmouth College
1 Medical Center Drive, WTRB Level 5, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
Email:Carrie.H.Colla@Dartmouth.edu
Interested in: Payment reform and low-value care

Matthew Crowson, MD

Otolaryngology Resident
Duke University Medical Center
Email: matthew.crowson@dm.duke.edu
Interested in: Health services research, health care delivery, hearing loss, and mobile technology

Este Geraghty, MD, MS, MPH, GISP

Chief Medical Officer and Health Solutions Director
Esri
380 New York St., Redlands, CA 92373
Email: egeraghty@esri.com
Interested in: the role that geographic information systems can play in understanding and responding to health challenges

David Goodman, MD, MS

Professor
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice
1 Medical Center Drive, WTRB Level 5, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
Email: David.C.Goodman@Dartmouth.edu

Philip Goodney, MD, MS

Dartmouth College
1 Medical Center Drive, WTRB Level 5, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
Email: philip.goodney@hitchcock.org
Interested in: Surgical variation and intervention trials

Andreas Taenzer, MD, MS

The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
DHMC, 1 Medical Ctr Rd, Lebanon, NH 03750
Email: andreas.h.taenzer@dartmouth.edu
Interested in: Variation in Clinical Care and its effect on patient outcomes

Professor Jonathan Skinner, PhD

Dartmouth College
Department of Economics, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH 03755
Email: jon.skinner@dartmouth.edu

Craig Westling, DrPH, MPH, MS

Executive Director of Education
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice
Email: craig.r.westling@dartmouth.edu
Interested in: Developing education programs in measuring and interpreting variation

William Weeks, MD, PhD, MBA

The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice
307 River Road, Lyme, NH 03768
Email: wbw@dartmouth.edu
Interested in: Health economics and health care value

John Wennberg, MD, MPH

Active Emeritus Professor of Community & Family Medicine and of The Dartmouth Institute,
Peggy Y. Thomson Professor Emeritus in the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, and Founder and Director Emeritus of

The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice
1 Medical Center Drive, WTRB Level 5, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
Email: John.E.Wennberg@Dartmouth.edu