The Midwest Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council (Midwest CEPAC), a core program of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER), is a nationally-recognized community forum. The Midwest CEPAC convenes three times each year at public meetings to review objective evidence reports and develop recommendations for how stakeholders can apply evidence to improve the quality and value of health care. Learn more about the Midwest CEPAC process, and Find out how topics are selected.

Midwest CEPAC directly engages clinicians, patients, and payers during public meetings to discuss implications of the evidence for clinical decision-making and coverage policies. Application of evidence takes shape through new medical policies, benefit designs, and patient and clinician tools to improve clinical care and patient outcomes. All members of the Midwest CEPAC must meet ICER’s criteria for Conflict of Interest.

The box below provides information on the topic of the next meeting of the Midwest CEPAC. For more information about past and other upcoming meetings, see the box to the right.


Next Meeting

November 29, 2018 10am-4pm CT

Hilton St. Louis Frontenac
1335 S Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63131

Asthma

Midwest CEPAC will convene to review ICER's assessment of biologic therapies for treatment of asthma.


Voting Body

Eric Armbrecht, PhD (Chair)

Associate Professor

Saint Louis University Center for Health Outcomes Research, School of Medicine and College for Public Health & Social Justice

Chronic disease management is the focus of Dr. Eric Armbrecht’s work as a professor, data scientist, and public health advocate. For more than 15 years, he has designed, implemented, and evaluated health improvement strategies across diverse populations and settings, including …

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Ryan Barker, MSW, MPPA

Vice President of Health Policy

Missouri Foundation for Health

Ryan Barker, MSW, MPPA is the Vice President of Health Policy at Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH). He joined the Foundation in 2002 and assisted in the establishment and growth of the Health Policy area at MFH. His work has …

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Aaron Carroll, MD, MS

Professor of Pediatrics; Associate Dean for Research Mentoring; Director, Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research

Indiana University School of Medicine

Aaron E. Carroll is a Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Dean for Research Mentoring, and the Director of the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research and the Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Comparative Effectiveness Research at the Indiana University School …

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Donald Casey, MD, MPH, MBA

Principal, IPO4Health

Senior Vice President and Chief of Clinical Affairs, Medecision

Dr. Don Casey is currently Chief of Clinical Affairs for Medecision. Organizations representing the full fee-for-service to fee-for-value spectrum are leveraging Medecision’s Aerial’s Population Health Management solutions to improve healthcare value and transform challenges into opportunities for more than 30 …

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Rena Conti, PhD

Associate Professor of Health Policy

University of Chicago

Rena M. Conti, PhD is an Associate Professor of Health Policy and Economics in the Department of Pediatrics, section of hematology/oncology, and the Department of Public Health Studies at the University of Chicago. Dr. Conti is a 2006 graduate of …

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Gregory Curfman, MD

Deputy Editor

JAMA

Gregory Curfman, MD, is the Deputy Editor at the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Dr. Curfman was previously the editor in chief of Harvard Health Publications, the publishing division of Harvard Medical School, and, prior to assuming this …

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Stacie B. Dusetzina, PhD

Associate Professor of Health Policy, Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Dr. Dusetzina is an associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and an Ingram associate professor of cancer research at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is a health services researcher whose work focuses on measuring and evaluating population-level …

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Elbert S. Huang, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine; Director, Center for Chronic Disease Research and Policy

University of Chicago

Dr. Elbert Huang is Professor of Medicine, Director of the Center for Chronic Disease Research and Policy, and Associate Director of the Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research at the University of Chicago. From 2010-2011, he served as a Senior …

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Jill Johnson, PharmD

Professor, College of Pharmacy

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Jill T. Johnson is Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy in Little Rock, Arkansas. Dr. Johnson is a clinical pharmacist and a general internal medicine team member at …

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Timothy McBride, PhD

Co-Director, Center for Health Economics and Policy; Professor, Brown School

Washington University in St. Louis

Timothy McBride is an influential health policy analyst and leading health economist shaping the national agenda in health insurance, health reform, rural health care, Medicare and Medicaid policy, health economics, and access to health care. McBride studies the effects of …

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Scott Micek, PharmD

Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice

St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Scott Micek, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP is Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and completed a residency in pharmacy practice at Barnes-Jewish Hospital …

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Reem Mustafa, MD, MPH, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, and Director, Outcomes and Implementation Research

University of Kansas Medical Center

Reem Mustafa is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, and the Director of Outcomes and Implementation Research at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Previously, Dr. Mustafa was the Director of Quality Improvement and Patient …

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Harold Pollack, PhD

Helen Ross Professor

University of Chicago

Harold Pollack is the Helen Ross Professor at the School of Social Service Administration and is an Affiliate Professor in the Biological Sciences Collegiate Division and the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Chicago. He is also …

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Rachel Sachs, JD, MPH

Associate Professor of Law

Washington University in St. Louis

Rachel Sachs is an Associate Professor of Law at Washington University in St. Louis and a Faculty Scholar at the University’s Institute for Public Health.  Professor Sachs holds an AB from Princeton University, a JD from Harvard Law School, and …

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Timothy J. Wilt, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine; Director, Minnesota Evidence-based Synthesis Program

Minneapolis VA Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research

Timothy J. Wilt, MD, MPH, MACP is a Professor of Medicine, core investigator, and staff physician at the Minneapolis VA Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research and the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. He is a Master in the …

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Stuart A. Winston, DO

Physician Lead: Patient Experience, Quality Improvement

Integrated Health Associates; St. Joseph Mercy Health System

Dr. Stuart Winston is a cardiologist in the sub-specialty of cardiac electrophysiology. During his career in cardiology and electrophysiology, he was co-director of the electrophysiology laboratory, chief of cardiology and the medical director of the Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute …

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Meetings

November 29, 2018 Asthma
September 13, 2018 Amyloidosis
September 13, 2018 Prostate Cancer
May 17, 2018 Cystic Fibrosis
January 25, 2018 Voretigene Neparvovec
September 14, 2017 Ovarian Cancer
May 25, 2017 Atopic Dermatitis