Kameron Matthews, MD, JD
Lead Analyst – Access to Care
Dr. Matthews is the Medical Director/Chief Medical Officer of Mile Square Health Center at University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital & Health Sciences System. She previously served as Site Medical Director of the Division Street site of Erie Family Health Center, a federally qualified health center in Chicago that treats an underserved, Latino patient population. Prior to that position, she worked for two years as a staff Attending Physician at Cermak Health Services of Cook County, the entity that provides healthcare to the 10,000 detainees of the Cook County Department of Corrections. At Cermak, she served as the facilitating member of the Interagency Gender Identity Committee, responsible for the safety and security of transgender inmates. With a strong dedication to primary care services for the underserved, she is honored to have been awarded loan repayment through the National Health Service Corps.
Dr. Mathews co-directs the Tour for Diversity in Medicine, an initiative seeking to bring premedical enrichment activities to underrepresented minority undergraduate students across the country. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Polaris Charter Academy, an expeditionary-learning charter school in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago. Dr. Matthews served as a National President of the Student National Medical Association and currently serves on the organization’s Strategic Planning Council.
Dr. Matthews graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor’s in public policy studies. She then earned her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University and her law degree at the University of Chicago. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago while serving as Chief Resident during the 2009-2010 year.
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Lead Analyst – Quality of Care
Mr. Fitzgerald currently works as an analyst for UCare, a Managed Care Organization serving Medicaid and Medicare recipients in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Mr. Fitzgerald received his Master’s in Public Health Administration and Policy Management from the University of Minnesota where the primary focus of his graduate work was health care policy and payment system reform. He has worked as a project coordinator at the Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center performing drug efficacy and comparative effectiveness trials and as project manager at the Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research (CCDOR). His current position involves conducting systematic reviews of literature for public and private entities looking to develop best practice recommendations for evidence-based medicine. He began contributing to Policy Prescriptions® in 2010.
Tyree Winters, DO, FAAP
Lead Analyst – Continuity of Care & The Workforce
Dr. Winters has contributed to Policy Prescriptions® since 2010. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Michigan-Dearborn and completed his medical education at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Winters completed a pediatric residency from Nationwide Children’s Hospital/Ohio State University Medical Center/Doctors West Hospital and is board certified in Pediatrics. He currently is an associate professor of pediatrics at the Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Winters originally hails from Detroit, MI.
Laura Medford-Davis, MD
Lead Analyst - Affordability & Healthcare Costs
Dr. Medford-Davis is Chief Resident in Emergency Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Medford-Davis earned her medical degree at Harvard Medical School and undergraduate degrees in Spanish and Psychology at the University of Oklahoma. She has worked for the World Health Organization and as a consultant for McKinsey&Company. After residency, she will begin the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar Program at University of Pennsylvania. Her interests include access to health care for vulnerable populations, health care delivery systems, health care financing, and coordination of care between emergency and outpatient settings to prevent emergency recidivism. She began writing for Policy Prescriptions® in 2013.
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