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 14, 2019 10am-4pm ET

Brown University
Providence, RI

Type 2 Diabetes

The New England CEPAC will convene to deliberate on ICER's review of oral semaglutide for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

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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 Director of the Center for Population Health at UConn Health. Dr. Aseltine is a medical sociologist whose current work is focused …

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Stacey L. Brown, PhD

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

University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Dr. Stacey Brown is an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Medicine and Health Care at University of Connecticut Health. She also serves as Director of the Applied Practice Experience for graduate public health students and Director of Community …

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Rena Conti, PhD

Associate Research Director of Biopharma and Public Policy, Institute for Health System Innovation and Policy; Associate Professor, Questrom School of Business

Boston University

Rena M. Conti, PhD is the Associate Research Director of Biopharma & Public Policy for the Boston University Institute for Health System Innovation and Policy, as well as an Associate Professor at the Boston University Questrom School of Business. Previously, …

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Teresa Fama, MD

Rheumatologist

Central Vermont Medical Center

Dr. Teresa Fama is a rheumatologist at the University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center (UVMHN-CVMC) in Berlin, Vermont. She also is the Medical Director of Specialty Care and the Chair of the Clinical Operations and Care …

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Marthe Gold, MD, MPH

Senior Scholar

New York Academy of Medicine

Marthe Gold MD, MPH is a Senior Scholar at the New York Academy of Medicine in 2015 where her primary focus is on implementing methods to gain informed public participation in decisions that affect them. Nationally, she has worked in …

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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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Christopher Jones, PhD

Network Director, Venture Investments

University of Vermont Health Network

Chris Jones, PhD is a trained health economist and venture capitalist who is known for thinking outside the box. Since 2017 he has served as Network Director of Venture Investments across the University of Vermont’s 8-hospital Health Network. Prior to …

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Stephen Kogut, PhD, MBA, RPh

Professor of Pharmacy Practice

University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy

Stephen J. Kogut, PhD, MBA, RPh is a Professor at the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy, where he directs the Health Outcomes track of the Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences, and is former Chair of the Department of …

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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 Commonwealth Medicine Division. In this role, she serves as the Clinical Pharmacy Manager for MassHealth, the Massachusetts Medicaid Program, and …

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Greg Low, RPh, PhD

Program Director

MGPO Pharmacy Quality and Utilization Program

Greg Low is the Director for the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization’s (MGPO) Pharmacy Quality and Utilization Program at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston, MA. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Drug Utilization Review Board. At the MGPO, he …

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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, Charles C.J. Carpenter Professor of Infectious Disease and Assistant Dean for Outpatient Investigations at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He is director of Infectious Diseases at  Rhode Island …

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Stephanie Nichols, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, FCCP

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice

University of New England College of Pharmacy

Stephanie Nichols, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, FCCP is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of New England College of Pharmacy and a Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Pharmacist at Maine Medical Center in Portland.  She graduated from …

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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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Leslie Ochs, PharmD, PhD, MSPH

Associate Professor of Social and Administrative Pharmacy

University of New England College of Pharmacy

Leslie Ochs is Associate Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Social and Administrative Pharmacy at the University of New England College of Pharmacy. She specializes in pharmacoepidemiology, population health and pharmacoeconomics. Prior to joining UNE, Dr. Ochs was …

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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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Jason L. Schwartz, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Health Policy and Management, Yale School of Public Health

Jason L. Schwartz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Yale School of Public Health. He is also affiliated with Yale’s Institution for Social and Policy Studies and the Section of the History …

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Jason H. Wasfy, MD, MPhil

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

Medical Director, Massachusetts General Physicians Organization

Jason H. 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 a Medical Director of the Mass General physicians organization, where he directs all …

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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 is a native of Boston, MA. He currently serves as lead consultant to various health systems around issues of population health, quality measures, social determinants of health and equity. Diagnosed in 2001 with Type 2 Diabetes, he …

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Meetings

March 26, 2020 Sickle Cell Disease
November 14, 2019 Type 2 Diabetes
November 8, 2018 Opioid Use Disorder
July 12, 2018 Endometriosis
March 29, 2018 Hemophilia A
December 5, 2017 Tardive Dyskinesia