The ways in which different sectors are able to collect and use available newly available data sources range tremendously, due to inherent differences in underlying infrastructure, financing, privacy issues, and the specific innovations that advance particular issues. Dialogue4Health is proud to partner with the California Healthcare Foundation in a Web Forum series exploring the public health sector’s relationship with data. In the three-part series, we will

In this third Web Forum of the series, we will explore the exciting opportunities that lay ahead of us in the intersection data and public health. We will discuss some of the strategic opportunities that working in partnerships and with data can offer, as well as some pitfalls to avoid. We are aiming for both inspirational ideas and practical information on how to move public health forward in this increasingly data-rich world.  

Presentations and recordings of the first two Web Forums in the Data and Public Health series are available:

Making Data Work for the Public's Health: The Current Total (July 23, 2015)

Making Data Work for the Public's Health: Diving Into the Details (August 13, 2015) 


Rebecca Coelius, MD

Director of Health and Human Services

Code for America

Rebecca Coelius is a doctor using her background in clinical medicine, policy-making, and social entrepreneurship to advance the health of individuals and local governments through the Code for America Health Focus Area. Prior to joining CfA, Rebecca worked for the Health and Human Services Chief Technology Officer as the Medical Officer for Innovation,…

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David A. Ross, ScD


Public Health Informatics Institute

Decatur, GA

Dr. David Ross is the Director of the Public Health Informatics Institute. He became the Director of All Kids Count; a program of PHII supported by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), in 2000, and subsequently began PHII, also with funding from RWJF.Dave's experience spans the private healthcare and public…

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Nirav Shah, MD, MPH

Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Clinical Operations

Kaiser Permanente, Southern California

Pasadena, CA

Nirav R. Shah, MD, MPH, is the senior vice president and chief operating officer for clinical operations for Kaiser Permanente’s Southern California region, a $20B health system with over 4 million members. Until recently, he served as commissioner of the New York State Department of Health, which implemented a broad…

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Daniel Stein

Co-Founder, President

Stewards of Change

Long Island, New York

Daniel Stein is President of the Stewards of Change Institute, a unique not-for-profit think tank and advocacy/implementation organization. SOCI is built on the foundational belief that responsible, systemic information-sharing is the key to achieving enduring advancements in the health and well-being of children, adults and communities. SOCI’s mission is to…

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Shell Culp

Chief Innovation Officer

Stewards of Change

Sacramento, CA

Shell Culp joined Stewards of Change in 2014, after more than three decades in California state public service, where she most recently served as the Agency Information Officer for California Health and Human Services Agency, the largest agency in  California State government.  Shell also served as the Interim Director and Chief Deputy Director of the…

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