Advisory Board

Advisory Board

The Duke-Margolis Institute is overseen by Duke University Provost Alec Gallimore, who also serves on the Duke-Margolis’s External Advisory Board chaired by Dr. Robert Margolis.

Approximately fifteen senior advisors serve on the advisory board, bringing experience from policy-relevant public and private sectors including healthcare payers, legislative, biomedical, foundation, and high technology. The Board’s advisory function will be served predominantly through participation in bi-annual face-to-face meetings, alternating between the Washington, DC and Durham, NC locations, but advisors may also provide occasional advice for particular initiatives.

Current members are:

Drew Altman, PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

David Brailer, MD, PhD
Executive Vice President and Chief Health Officer, Cigna 
Chairman, Health Evolution

Patrick Conway, MD, MSc
CEO, Care Solutions at Optum

Susan Dentzer
President and CEO, America’s Physician Groups

David Feinberg, MD, MBA
President and CEO, Cerner Corporation

Rebekah Gee, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Louisiana State University Schools of Public Health & Medicine

Blake Goodner
Founding Member, Bridger Management & Portfolio Manager, Bridger Healthcare

Frederick Isasi
Former Executive Director, Families USA

David P. King, JD
Operating Partner, Healthcare at Pritzker Private Capital

Esther Krofah, MPP
Executive Vice President, MI Health

Michelle McMurry-Heath, MD, PhD
Former President and CEO, BIO

Jessica Mega, MD, MPH
Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences)

Debra L. Ness, MS
Former President, National Partnership for Women & Families

Peter Orszag, PhD
Vice Chairman of Investment Banking & Global Co-Head of Healthcare, Lazard

Marc Samuels
Founder and CEO, ADVI Health*

*Duke-Margolis is a client of ADVI Health and consults with its subject matter experts on a range of technical health policy topics.

Barbara Wachsman
Senior Advisor, Frazier Healthcare Partners