Leadership Team

The Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, a division of Healthwise, continually breaks new ground in demonstrating the value of the patient’s voice in health care decisions. We are dedicated to helping people make better health decisions through research and advocacy. Meet the people who drive these efforts forward.

Executive Team

Michael J. Barry, MD

Michael J. Barry, MD

President (Foundation), Chief Science Officer (Healthwise)

As president of the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, now a division of Healthwise, Michael is responsible for overseeing its research and advocacy efforts. Michael is also chief science officer of Healthwise where is responsible for ensuring the highest level of clinical accuracy in Healthwise decision support solutions, as well as the effectiveness of these solutions in helping people make better health decisions. Learn more >

Benjamin Moulton, JD, MPH

Benjamin W. Moulton, JD, MPH

Senior Vice President

Ben provides health policy analysis and guidance to all advocacy activities to support sustainable models of health care that include medical decision making and improved quality of medical decisions. Learn more >

Leslie Kelly Hall

Leslie Kelly Hall

Senior Vice President, Policy

As senior vice president of policy, Leslie guides policy efforts for health information technology, standards, interoperability, privacy and security that will help people engage in their health care. She serves in several capacities for the Health and Human Services (HHS) Federal Advisory Committees, including chair of the Patient Engagement Power Team and co-chair of the Meaningful Use Sub Committee. Learn more >

Jack Fowler

Floyd J. Fowler Jr., PhD

Senior Scientific Advisor

Jack is a social scientist specializing in survey research methods. He served as president of the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, now a division of Healthwise, from 2002-2009. Since then, he has served as senior scientific advisor, helping to define the research priorities and disseminate results from the research we have carried out or funded. Learn more >

Carrie Levin, PhD

Carrie Levin, PhD

Research Director

As research director, Carrie oversees the design, collection, analysis and dissemination of research instruments, protocols and results. She works to ensure that all research undertaken supports the Healthwise mission, “to help people make better health decisions.” Learn more >

Healthwise Board of Directors

Margaret (Peggy) O’Kane
Board Chair and President of the National Committee for Quality Assurance

James R. Bell, MS, PhD
Director, Industry Standards Program, Hewlett-Packard Company

John Billings, JD
Professor, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University

Clarence H. Braddock III, MD, MPH
Vice Dean for Education, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

Archie Clemins
President, Caribou Technologies, Inc. (Admiral, United States Navy, Retired)

Susan Edgman-Levitan, PA
Executive Director, John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation, Massachusetts General Hospital

Ted Epperly, MD, FAAFP
Program Director & CEO, Family Medicine Residency of Idaho

Jim Everett

Donald W. Kemper, MPH
Founder and CEO, Healthwise

Daina Middleton

Ruth Prince
International Admissions Counselor for Boise State University

Richard (Rick) A. Skinner
Attorney at Law

John (Jack) E. Wennberg, MD, MPH
Professor & Peggy Y. Thompson Professor Emeritus in the Evaluative Clinical Sciences at Dartmouth