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David S. P. Hopkins, PhD

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David S. P. Hopkins is a Senior Advisor at the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH).  Hopkins is also affiliated with the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research and the Center for Health Policy at Stanford University Medical School.  Prior to joining PBGH in 1995, he was Vice President with International Severity Information Systems, Inc., a medical severity indexing software and consulting firm.  From 1978 to 1993, Hopkins held a number of senior management positions at Stanford University and Stanford University Medical Center.

Hopkins earned his A.B. in Biology from Harvard, and his M.S. in Statistics and Ph.D. in Operations Research from Stanford.  He is a 1993 graduate of the Advanced Training Program in Health Delivery Improvement at Intermountain Health Care.  He is co-author (with Susan D. Horn) of Clinical Practice Improvement: A New Technology for Developing Cost-Effective Quality Health Care (Faulkner & Gray, 1994) and of Planning Models for Colleges and Universities (Stanford University Press, 1981), which was awarded the 1981 Frederick W. Lanchester Prize for best publication in operations research by the Operations Research Society of America.  Hopkins is author or co-author of articles in The New England Journal of Medicine, Medical Care, Management Science, and Operations Research.

Hopkins chairs the California Cooperative Healthcare Reporting Initiative (CCHRI) Executive Committee and the Integrated Healthcare Association Pay-for-Performance Technical Efficiency Committee.  He is a director and member of the Executive Committee of the California Hospital Assessment and Reporting Taskforce (CHART).  On the national front, he is Chair of the National Quality Forum (NQF) Purchaser Council and serves on the NQF Consensus Standards Approval Committee, The Joint Commission (TJC) Business Advisory Group, America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Data Oversight Work Group, and the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) Board of Directors.  He serves as well on the Board of Directors of The Guttmacher Institute, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to research, policy analysis, and education in reproductive health.  From 1994 until 2006, he served as a Director of Fair Isaac Corporation, a publicly-traded company that provides statistically-based decision systems and services to the financial services, direct marketing, insurance, and retail industries.

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