The VSSL Team

Joshua M. Liao, MD, MSc, FACP

Dr. Liao leads VSSL. He is a board-certified internal medicine physician and an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine in the UW School of Medicine. He is also the Medical Director of Payment Strategy for UW Medicine. He trained in internal medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital where he was also a Clinical Fellow in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics in the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Liao’s work focuses on how systems of financing and delivering care work together with human behavior to affect health outcomes. Learn more about Dr. Liao's work.

Current Members
Leah Marcotte, MD, FACP
Ashok Reddy, MD, MSc
Edwin Wong, PhD, MA
Anna Morenz, MD
Jonathan Staloff, MD, MSc
Catherine Hwang, MD, MSPH
Anders Chen, MD, MHS
Kate Morgan, MD, MPP
Lingmei Zhou, MS

VSSL has been fortunate to train individuals who have gone on to different roles within health care. Please visit our alumni page for information about former trainees.


VSSL is fortunate to draw upon the collective expertise of leaders and advisors of the UW Medicine Center for Scholarship in Patient Care Quality and Safety. A connection to, and support from, the Center permits VSSL to pursue innovative work in its key focus areas while retaining connections to operational, academic, and interprofessional perspectives with respect to the domains of quality and safety.