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US Cooperative for International Patient Programs (USCIPP)
1700 W. Van Buren St.,
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Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312.563.3554

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Jarrett Fowler
USCIPP Program Manager

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Andrew Garman, PsyD, MSExecutive Director, USCIPP

Andrew Garman is USCIPP’s executive director. In this role, Dr. Garman manages USCIPP’s relationships with the nonprofit National Center for Healthcare Leadership and its component programs. In his faculty role with Rush University, he contributes to an ongoing program of research in support of USCIPP’s mission and helps raise awareness of its work through publications and presentations. He holds a clinical Doctor of Psychology from the College of William & Mary, a Master of Science in industrial/organizational psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Pennsylvania State.


Tricia Johnson, PhDResearch Director, USCIPP

Tricia Johnson is USCIPP’s research director and professor & associate chair of education and research in the Department of Health Systems Management at Rush University in Chicago. She is also the director of Rush University’s Center for the Advancement of Healthcare Value. Dr. Johnson is a 2009 Fulbright Scholar in Austria and has worked with faculty at the Institute for Social Policy at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. She was one of the key leaders involved in the founding of USCIPP in 2010 as collaboration between Rush University and the University Health System Consortium (UHC). Dr. Johnson holds a PhD in economics from Arizona State University, a Master of Arts in hospital and health administration from the University of Iowa, and a Bachelor of Arts in economics and business administration from Coe College


Jarrett Fowler, MPPAProgram Manager, USCIPP

Jarrett Fowler is USCIPP’s program manager. In this role, he serves the needs of USCIPP’s member organizations and oversees the association’s portfolio of activities. Mr. Fowler is the principal liaison between USCIPP and several key stakeholders, including the team of academic investigators responsible for pursuing USCIPP’s benchmarking and research agendas, governmental agencies in the United States and abroad, current and prospective sponsors and strategic partners, and foreign entities across a number of sectors. Additionally, he manages USCIPP’s strategic partnership with the United States Department of Commerce and leads a collaborative project with the International Trade Administration through the agency’s Market Development Cooperator Program. He holds a Master of Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Arts in international studies from the University of Chicago.


Shabnam DaneshgarProject Specialist, USCIPP

Shabnam Daneshgar is USCIPP’s project specialist. In this role, she facilitates USCIPP’s data benchmarking initiatives, industry research, advisory committees, and ongoing educational activities. Ms. Daneshgar assists with the association’s marketing and digital media presence both domestically and internationally, and she supports USCIPP’s collaborative project with the United States Department of Commerce through the International Trade Administration’s Market Development Cooperator Program. She holds a Bachelor of Science in health systems management from the Loyola University Chicago.