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Kathryn Pitkin Derose is a researcher at RAND Health, a division of the RAND Corporation, the nation’s largest independent health policy research program, with a broad research portfolio that focuses on topics including health care quality, costs and delivery. She is currently principal investigator on a multi‐year, National Institutes of Health (NIH)‐funded study on urban congregations’ capacity for HIV Prevention and care.

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Maxine Liggins is an Area Medical Director for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The Service Planning Areas in which she works include the wealthiest and the poorest residents of Los Angeles County. Public Health’s mission of “improving the quality of life for the residents of Los Angeles County” serves as a yardstick to measure the quality of health services provided in the Los Angeles County. Dr.

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On Tuesday, I posted the first half of my “Top 10 list” of noteworthy health journalism. Here’s the second half. It bears repeating: this definitely isn’t a best-of list, and admittedly, it’s print-centric. There’s lots of excellent work out there that I didn’t have a chance to read or view or listen to. But the five stories below are worth reading, and learning from.

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Zara Marselian is founder and CEO of La Maestra Community Health Centers, a network of three clinic sites offering comprehensive health services regardless of ability to pay. La Maestra targets underserved, ethnically diverse communities, including immigrants, and delivers culturally competent health care services. A child of refugee and immigrant parents, Marselian founded La Maestra to offer multicultural health care and social services to immigrants and refugees in inner-city San Diego.

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Dr. Ivey is a board certified physician in both Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine. She completed her residency in family practice in 1984 (University of Connecticut, St. Francis Hospital). Dr. Ivey holds a Master's degree in health services management and policy from the George Washington University, and fellowship training in health policy and health services research from UC Berkeley. She is an adjunct associate professor with the School of Public Health and with the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program. Dr.

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Speranza Avram is a longtime leader in the field of rural health and technology. Since March, 2010, she has served as executive director of the Northern California Regional Extension Center, which provides provide technical assistance to physicians and other providers in their transition to electronic health records.  She previously served as associate executive of the University of California-Berkeley School of Public Health.

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Ms. Lavarreda is the project manager for the State of Health Insurance in California project. Her focus is on Medi-Cal and Healthy Families. She holds a master's in public policy from UCLA and is working toward her Ph.D. in health services at UCLA.

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Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, professor of internal medicine at the UC Davis School of Medicine, is the acting chair of the National Mental Health Association. In 2003, he was invited by then U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson to serve on the National Advisory Mental Health Council of the National Institute of Mental Health.

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Dr. Anderson worked at the University of Chicago for 28 years, serving as director of the Center for Health Administration Studies and the graduate program in health adminsitration. He has been at UCLA for 14 years, previously serving as chair of the departmment of health services and professor in the department of sociology. He developed the behavioral model of health services, which has been extensively recognized nationally and internationally as a framework for access to medical care studies studies. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from Purdue University.

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