Jarrett Fowler, MPPASenior Manager
Jarrett Fowler is USCIPP’s senior manager. In this role, he oversees an organizational membership association of American academic medical centers, hospitals, and health systems that work together to advance global access to US expertise in high-quality healthcare. 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 US and abroad, current and prospective sponsors and strategic partners, and international entities across a diverse set of interrelated sectors. He manages USCIPP’s close partnership with the US Department of Commerce and is responsible for directing ChooseUSHealth – a federally sponsored, collaborative initiative between USCIPP, its members, and the International Trade Administration. Mr. Fowler holds a Master of Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Arts in international studies from the University of Chicago.
Andrew Garman, PsyD, MSExecutive Director
Dr. Andy Garman is USCIPP’s executive director, serves as CEO for the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL), and is professor and associate chair in the Department of Health Systems Management at Rush University. Dr. Garman was one of the key leaders involved in the founding of USCIPP in collaboration with the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) and Rush University in 2010 and helped shepherd USCIPP’s successful transition to NCHL in 2013. As a faculty member of Rush University’s Department of Health Systems Management, his work focuses on trends in the delivery of international health services as well as strengthening organizational effectiveness through leadership, governance, and interorganizational collaboration. Dr. Garman teaches classes in organizational analysis and change, leadership, and other topics in Rush University’s master’s and PhD programs and is the author of three books and several dozen peer-reviewed research articles on leadership and international health services, including The Future of Healthcare: Global Trends Worth Watching. He received his PsyD in clinical psychology from the College of William and Mary, holds a Master of Science in industrial psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology and mathematics from Pennsylvania State University.
Tricia Johnson, PhD, MAResearch Director
Dr. 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. She is also the director of Rush University’s Center for the Advancement of Healthcare Value. Dr. Johnson 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). As a health economist, her research focuses on understanding the economic drivers of healthcare service exports, with a particular focus on the macro- and micro-level drivers of international medical travel. Along with Dr. Garman, Dr. Johnson is a leader in forecasting trends in healthcare globalization and predicting the ways in which quality, safety, and efficiency will shape the future of healthcare. She 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. 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.
Callie LambertResearch Manager
Callie Lambert is USCIPP’s research manager. In this role, she oversees an array of business intelligence and global market research activities for USCIPP’s Premium members. She works closely with stakeholders across numerous organizations, including investigators from Rush and other academic research centers, officials from the International Trade Administration of the United States Department of Commerce, and experts in the fields of international healthcare; economics; public policy; and information technology. Ms. Lambert also plays an integral role in coordinating the ongoing data benchmarking and analytics initiatives that USCIPP conducts on behalf of its member institutions. Additionally, she oversees other research activities for the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) and its component programs. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science and anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis.
Alia IbrahimProgram Analyst
Alia Ibrahim is USCIPP’s program analyst. In this role, Ms. Ibrahim works closely with USCIPP’s senior manager, events coordinator, executive director, and researchers to support a variety of member needs. She oversees a number of key initiatives, including USCIPP’s clinical quality form; an interorganizational, on-site educational exchange; and a collaborative initiative to develop a common set of experience-of-care metrics that allow for cross-organizational comparisons and the identification of evidence-driven best practices specifically tailored to international patient care. Importantly, Ms. Ibrahim coordinates across numerous stakeholder groups – including the US Department of Commerce, domestic and international governmental bodies, sponsoring organizations, and other global partners – to support USCIPP’s ChooseUSHealth and international trade activities. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Nilu Faiz-AliBusiness Development Coordinator
Nilu Faiz-Ali serves as business development coordinator for USCIPP and its parent organization, the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL). Ms. Faiz-Ali oversees the database management platform, member-facing portal, marketing and communications initiatives, and digital media analytics for NCHL and the collaborative networks of hospitals and healthcare organizations comprising its component membership programs—USCIPP, the National Council on Administrative Fellowships (NCAF), and the Leadership Excellence Networks (LENS). In her role with USCIPP, Ms. Faiz-Ali works closely with USCIPP’s staff and member institutions to provide project management and logistical support for the association’s annual member meeting. Additionally, she coordinates all NCHL member meetings and conferences, including NCHL’s annual Human Capital Investment Conference and the Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award Dinner. Ms. Faiz-Ali works closely with senior executives nationally and globally to oversee fundraising and corporate sponsor relationships for NCHL and its membership programs. She holds a Bachelor of Science in anthropology and minors in international studies, Islamic world studies, and Arabic language and culture from Loyola University Chicago.
Shih-Hung Chen, MBAChina Representative
Shih-Hung Chen is USCIPP’s China representative. Based in Shanghai, Mr. Chen has over 15 years of business experience in China and works closely with USCIPP’s leadership in Chicago, the association’s member institutions, and the International Trade Administration of the US Department of Commerce. He helps cultivate and manage partnerships for USCIPP, coordinates the association’s Chinese-language ChooseUSHealth social media initiatives, and provides members with insights into China’s healthcare market. Additionally, Mr. Chen represents the association at international trade events and serves as an informational resource for USCIPP’s members. Mr. Chen holds a Master of Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts in history from Stanford University.