THE
VSSL TEAM

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We are group of trainees, staff, and faculty committed to improving health outcomes by improving health care payment, delivery, and behavior. We bring a diverse set of experiences and perspectives to that work. Read on to learn more about individual team members (listed alphabetically).

Anders Chen, MD, MHS

Dr. Chen is an Assistant Professor in the UW School of Medicine. He completed medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, residency training at UW, and a Masters at Johns Hopkins University.

 

Frederick M. Chen, MD, MPH

Dr. Chen is a Professor in the UW School of Medicine and Vice Chair for Clinical Services in the Department of Family Medicine. He earned his medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco and his Masters of Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley.

 

Catherine Hwang, MD, MSPH

Dr. Hwang is an internal medicine resident at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Before obtaining her medical degree from UW, she completed public health training at Johns Hopkins University and a fellowship at the US Food and Drug Administration.

 

Christopher Kim, MD, MBA

Dr. Kim is hospitalist and Professor in the UW School of Medicine. He obtained his medical degree and Masters of  Business Administration at the University of Chicago and completed his combined internal medicine/pediatrics residency training at the University of Michigan. 

Joy Lee, MPH

Ms. Lee is a Program Manager in the UW School of Medicine. She obtained her Masters of Public Health from UW. Learn more about Ms. Lee.

 

Joshua M. Liao, MD, MSc

Dr. Liao leads VSSL. He is an Associate Professor in the UW School of Medicine and the Medical Director of Payment Strategy for UW Medicine. He completed medical school at the Baylor College of Medicine and residency training at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital where he was a Clinical Fellow in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Learn more about Dr. Liao.

 

Leah M. Marcotte, MD

Dr. Marcotte is an Acting Assistant Professor in UW School of Medicine and a primary care at UW. She completed medical school at the University of Pennsylvania and internal medicine residency training at UW.

 

Anna Morenz, MD

Dr. Morenz is an internal medicine resident at UW in the Health Systems pathway and Primary Care Track. She earned her medical degree at Harvard Medical School.

 

Kate Morgan, MD, MPP

Dr. Morgan is an internist and the Public Health Director of the Lummi Tribal Health Center. She obtained her internal medicine training at the UW in the Health Systems Pathway and Primary Care Track. She earned her medical degree at Harvard Medical School and her MPP from Harvard Kennedy School.

 

Ashok Reddy, MD, MSc

Dr. Reddy is an Assistant Professor in the UW School of Medicine and a primary care physician in the VA Puget Sound Health System. He completed medical school and residency training at UW and a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Jonathan Staloff, MD, MSc

Dr. Staloff is a family medicine resident physician at UW. He attended medical school at Brown University where he also completed a Masters of Science in Population Medicine.

Edwin Wong, PhD, MA

Dr. Wong is a Research Associate Professor in the UW School of Public Health. He obtained his Masters and Doctoral degrees in economics from UW.

 

Andrew White, MD

Dr. White is a hospitalist and Professor in the UW School of Medicine. He completed medical school at Vanderbilt University and internal medicine residency at UW.

Jennifer Zech, MSc

Ms. Zech is a Program Manager in the UW School of Medicine. She obtained her Masters of Science from the University of California, San Francisco.

 

Lingmei Zhou, MS

Ms. Zhou is a Data Analyst in the UW School of Medicine. She obtained her Masters of Science from the University of Cincinnati.

Alumni

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.