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Beyond Health Care: Prevention, Social Barriers & Population Health Improvement

October 20, 2020 11:00 AM

Understanding Population Health and Its Determinants: Addressing Social Health Care Needs


Dr. Melissa E. Clarke is a Clinical Transformation Physician Consultant with 3M Health Information Systems, where she develops transformation roadmaps for health plan, payer and clinical system partners. Her extensive background in healthcare transformation comes from former roles as Vice President of Population Health and Payer Contracting at an DC based Independent Physician’s Association and as Senior Medical Director at Aetna-owned Active Health Management.

Melissa has effectively negotiated value-based contracts, and led implementations of ambulatory population health programs that included telehealth, precision medicine, pharmacist led medication management, and care coordination for Medicaid beneficiaries. She has also advised accountable care organizations of major US healthcare systems on integrating effective population health management approaches. Melissa is board certified in medical quality and authored the health consumerism book “Excuse Me Doctor, I’ve Got What?”

She has published in peer reviewed journals or presented extensively in population health, patient centered care in opioid addiction, precision medicine, telehealth and health equity.