The New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council (New England CEPAC), a core program of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER), is a nationally-recognized community forum. The New England 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 New England CEPAC process, and find out how topics are selected.

New England 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 New England CEPAC must meet ICER’s criteria for Conflict of Interest.

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


Next Meeting

November 8, 2018 10am - 4pm ET

Newton Marriott
2345 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466

Opioid Use Disorder

The New England CEPAC will convene to review evidence on medications for addiction treatment in opioid use disorder.

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Voting Body

Robert H. Aseltine, Jr., PhD

Professor and Chair, Division of Behavioral Sciences and Community Health

UCONN Health

Robert H. Aseltine, Jr., PhD is Professor and Chair in the Division of Behavioral Sciences and Community Health and Deputy Director of the Center for Public Health and Health Policy at UCONN Health. He is also the founding Director of …

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Stacey L. Brown, PhD

Director for Community-based Education, Assistant Professor of Community Medicine and Healthcare

University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Dr. Stacey Brown serves as Director for Community-based Education and Assistant Professor of Community Medicine and Healthcare at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. In these roles, Dr. Brown works with students to develop strategies to address the impact …

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Teresa Fama, MD

Rheumatologist

Central Vermont Medical Center

Dr. Teresa Fama is a practicing rheumatologist at Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) in Berlin, Vermont.  Dr. Fama was recently appointed to serve on the Clinical Advisory Board of OneCare Vermont, a statewide Medicare accountable care organization covering all of …

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Austin Frakt, PhD

Dr. Frakt is a health economist with the Department of Veterans Affairs and associate professor with Boston University’s School of Medicine and School of Public Health. His research interests include the interaction between economics and health care policy, with a …

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Marthe Gold, MD, MPH

Senior Scholar

New York Academy of Medicine

Marthe Gold MD, MPH joined the New York Academy of Medicine in 2015 as a Senior Scholar, where her primary focus is on implementing methods to gain informed public participation in decisions that affect them. A graduate of the Tufts …

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Claudia B. Gruss, MD, FACP, FACG

Gastroenterologist and Internist

Multispecialty private practice group in Connecticut

Dr. Claudia Gruss is a gastroenterologist and internist with Western Connecticut Medical Group in Wilton, Connecticut. She has an undergraduate degree and medical degree from Brown University. She did her internal medical residency and gastroenterology fellowship at Rhode Island Hospital …

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Claudio W. Gualtieri, JD

Advisor

Center to Champion Nursing in America at AARP

Claudio W. Gualtieri is an advisor for the Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA), an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He is responsible for stakeholder engagement and advocacy for the Future of Nursing: Campaign …

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Felix Hernandez, MD, MMM

Medical Director of Undergraduate Medical Education and Financial Advisor for Surgical Services

Eastern Maine Medical Center

Felix Hernandez, MD, MMM is a cardiothoracic surgeon, Medical Director of Undergraduate Medical Education and Financial Advisor for Surgical Services at Eastern Maine Medical Center. He is a graduate of Fairfield University and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. …

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Christopher Jones, PhD

Network Director, Venture Investments

University of Vermont Health Network

A native of New England, Chris Jones brings unique expertise to CEPAC. As network director of venture investments for the University of Vermont Health Network, his focus is on identifying new innovations and health technologies that align with mission-driven improvements …

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Stephen Kogut, PhD, MBA RPh

Professor of Pharmacy Practice

University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy

Dr. Kogut is Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy, specializing in the area of pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacoeconomics.  In addition to his teaching within these topics, he directs a research program that aims to …

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Kimberly Lenz, PharmD (ex-officio)

Clinical Pharmacy Manager

MassHealth

Kim Lenz is the Clinical Pharmacy Manager for the Office of Clinical Affairs at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. In this role, she serves as the Clinical Pharmacy Manager for MassHealth, the Massachusetts Medicaid Program, and is responsible for …

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Dora Anne Mills, MD, MPH, FAAP

Vice President for Clinical Affairs

University of New England

Dr. Mills is a Maine native who was raised in Farmington, graduated from Mt. Blue High School, Bowdoin College, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles Pediatric Internship and Residency Program, and the Harvard School of …

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Eleftherios Mylonakis, MD, PhD, FIDSA

Chief of the Infectious Diseases Division and Dean’s Professor of Medicine

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Dr. Mylonakis is Chief of the Infectious Diseases Division and Dean’s Professor of Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. His work combines biostatistics, decision-making analysis, risk assessment, outcomes research and cost effectiveness studies along with molecular …

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Stephanie Nichols, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Husson University

  Stephanie Nichols, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Husson University in Bangor, Maine and a Psychiatric Pharmacist at Maine Medical Center in Portland.  She graduated from the University at Buffalo with her Doctor of …

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Brian P. O'Sullivan, MD

Professor of Pediatrics

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College

Dr. Brian O’Sullivan is Professor of Pediatrics at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College.  Dr. O’Sullivan attended Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Medical School before getting his training in Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children …

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Julia Prentice, PhD

Director, Health Care Financing and Economics

VA Boston Healthcare System

Julia Prentice is Director of the Health Care Financing and Economics (HCFE) group at the VA Boston Healthcare System and holds faculty appointments in the Boston University School of Medicine and Public Health.  Her current research focuses on the comparative …

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Jeanne Ryer, MSc, EdD

Director

NH Citizens Health Initiative

Jeanne Ryer is Director of the NH Citizens Health Initiative, a multi-stakeholder statewide effort to create a system of care that promotes health, assures quality and makes care affordable, effective, and accessible to all New Hampshire residents. From 2003 until 2011, …

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Roger L. Snow, MD, MPH

Retired Deputy Medical Director

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Office of Medicaid

Dr. Snow is the recently retired Deputy Medical Director for Medical Policy of the Office of Clinical Affairs of the Office of Medicaid in the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Commonwealth Medicine, University of …

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Jason H. Wasfy, MD, MPhil

Director, Quality and Outcomes Research, Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center

Assistant Medical Director, Massachusetts General Physicians Organization

Jason Wasfy is Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and Director of Quality and Outcomes Research at the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center.  He is also an assistant medical director of the Mass General physicians organization.  A clinical cardiologist, he …

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Edward Westrick, MD, PhD

Primary Care Physician, Assistant Medical Director

Comprehensive Community Action Program

Dr. Westrick is a practicing primary care internist and physician executive with Comprehensive Community Action Program in Cranston RI.  He earned his MD degree from New Jersey Medical School and trained in Internal Medicine through the Brown University program.  He …

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Rev. Albert Whitaker, MA

Director of Community Partnerships, New England

American Diabetes Association

Rev. Albert Whitaker currently serves as Director of Community Partnerships, New England with the American Diabetes Association. Diagnosed in 2001 with Type 2 Diabetes, he has worked diligently to educate and raise awareness about the devastating impact of diabetes among …

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Meetings

November 8, 2018 Opioid Use Disorder
July 12, 2018 Endometriosis
March 29, 2018 Hemophilia A
December 5, 2017 Tardive Dyskinesia
March 24, 2017 Arthritis
November 18, 2016 Psoriasis
July 15, 2016 Obeticholic Acid
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