The VSSL Team
Joshua M. Liao, MD, MSc, FACP
Dr. Liao is a board-certified internal medicine physician and the Medical Director of Payment Strategy at UW Medicine, where he is also faculty in the Department of Medicine within the UW School of Medicine and the Department of Health Services within the UW School of Public Health. He completed medical school at Baylor College of medicine and trained in internal medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital where he was also a Clinical Fellow in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and completed a Medical Leadership Track focused on value-based care delivery. He is a Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics in the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he obtained his health services and policy training. Dr. Liao’s scholarly work focuses on how payment reform, delivery redesign, and behavioral economics interventions can improve the value of care. Learn more about Dr. Liao's work.
Leah Marcotte, MD, FACP
Dr. Marcotte is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, the Associate Medical Director of Population Health at UW Medicine, and primary care physician in the UW General Internal Medicine Clinic. She completed medical school at the University of Pennsylvania and Internal Medicine residency training at the University of Washington. In 2010-2011, she worked at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. Following residency, Dr. Marcotte joined Iora Health, an innovative primary care organization focused on team-based care and population health within a value-based payment model. At Iora, she served as a Clinical Innovator and Associate Practice Medical Director. Her interests include population health, high-value care, and care coordination.
Ashok Reddy, MD, MSc
Dr. Reddy is an Assistant Professor in Department of Medicine and a primary care physician at VA Puget Sound Health System, where he is a core investigator in the VA’s National Primary Care Analytics and Evaluation Unit and VA’s Center for Innovation. He is a board-certified internal medical physician and completed medical school and residency training at University of Washington. He completed the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, receiving extensive health services and policy training. From 2015-18, he served as senior advisor at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation for Comprehensive Primary Care Plus, a multi-payer reform to sustain primary care transformation. Dr. Reddy’s research focuses on evaluating the impact of Health Information Exchange-enabled care plans for high-cost, high-need Medicaid patients. He has expertise in primary care delivery reform aimed at improving access, quality, and outcomes for patients with multiple chronic conditions.
Linnaea Schuttner, MD, MSHS
Dr. Schuttner is an Instructor in the Department of Medicine at UW and an Investigator and primary care physician in the VA Puget Sound Health System, where she is part of the VA’s National Primary Care Analytics and Evaluation Unit. She attended medical school at the UW School of Medicine and internal medicine-pediatrics residency at the University of California, Los Angeles. She completed her fellowship in General Internal Medicine at UW and Health Services Research & Development at the VA, including training in quality improvement and a MS in health services through the UW School of Public Health. Her research focuses on primary care health systems, quality improvement, low value care, and care delivery for patients with multiple chronic conditions.
Anders Chen, MD, MHS
Dr. Chen is an Assistant Professor in Department of Medicine, the Assistant Program Director for Health Systems for the UW Internal Medicine Residency Program and Director of Population Health for primary care services at the VA Puget Sound Health System. He completed medical school at the University of California, San Francisco and internal medicine residency training at the University of Washington. Dr. Chen obtained his health services training at Johns Hopkins University, including a general internal medicine research fellowship, quality and safety fellowship and Master of Health Sciences degree in health economics. He completed the Leadership in Health Policy scholars program through the Society of General Internal Medicine. His interests include health systems education and primary care payment and delivery redesign.
Christopher P. Chen, MD, MBA
Dr. Chen is the Medical Director of Medicaid at the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA). Dr. Chen's prior experience includes work as Medical Director of Value Management at UW Medicine Valley Medical Center, where he led the implementation of a bundled payment program and guided development of a post acute network. He also previously served as a healthcare consultant at McKinsey. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and his business degree from The Wharton School. Dr. Chen completed his residency in Internal Medicine – Primary Care at the University of Washington.
Lingmei obtained her M.S in Statistics from the University of Cincinnati. Over the past decade, she has worked as a statistician for a wide range of clinical and health services research topics. Currently, she collaborates with researchers and faculty on evaluating the impact of policy-driven payment and care delivery reforms in order to transform findings into practice and policy.
Lingmei Zhou, MS
Kate Perez, MD, MPP
Dr. Perez is a resident physician in Internal Medicine at the University of Washington and a member of the residency’s Health Systems Pathway and Primary Care Track. As a resident, she cares for patients at all of the University of Washington Hospitals as well as Harborview’s Adult Medicine Clinic. She earned her M.D. at Harvard Medical School, where she co-led the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care’s Student Leadership Committee and pursued scholarly work related to behavioral health integration and chronic pain. Prior to medical school, she earned a master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School and helped to establish a research program at Harvard Medical School that examines the placebo response. Currently, Dr. Perez’s scholarly interests include hospital readmissions, physicians’ referral and consulting choices, how to define quality in value-based payment models, and improving patients’ access to healthcare services.
Dr. Hwang is an internal medicine resident at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Prior to her medical training, she pursued public health training at Johns Hopkins University, with a focus in pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety. She served as an Epi Scholar at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and subsequently pursued a fellowship in the Division of Epidemiology at the United States Food and Drug Administration, where she engaged in various initiatives surrounding opioid regulation and policy. Dr. Hwang obtained her medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine. Her current work examines strategies to optimize the quality, value, and delivery of health care.
Catherine S. Hwang, MD, MSPH
Sophie Miller, MD, MPH
2019-2020 PCDI Immersive
Dr. Miller is a resident physician at the University of Washington. She earned her M.D. from the University of Washington School of Medicine, where she graduated with honors and was a junior inductee into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Miller attended the T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health where she earned a Masters in health policy and management. As a physician, Dr. Miller focuses on inpatient clinical work at Harborview, UWMC and the VA Puget Sound. She also has a primary care panel at Harborview's Adult Medicine Clinic. Her policy work has centered around implementing the Affordable Care Act and she has worked directly for the federal government’s Office of Health Reform drafting rules and regulations, as well as for a large governmental contract firm implementing the federal health insurance exchanges. Dr. Miller’s interests include policies to promote access and high-quality care to vulnerable populations as well as the impact of technology and artificial intelligence on medicine.
Carly Hudelson, MD, MSc
Dr. Hudelson is a resident physician in the primary care track at the University of Washington. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Prior to attending medical school, she worked in health disparities research at the Mongan Institute for Health Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital. She also obtained an MSc from Oxford in Evidence Based Social Intervention, where she focused her research on HIV. During medical school, she was actively involved in the Center for Primary Care. As a resident, Dr Hudelson is grateful to serve patients at Harborview, UWMC, and the VA Puget Sound. Her interests include technology in medicine and reducing urban and rural health disparities.
2019-2020 PCDI Immersive
2019-2020 PCDI Immersive
Dr. Clodfelter is a resident physician at the University of Washington. He is a graduate of Brown Medical School.