Our Team

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.

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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.

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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 will complete a Master of Arts in interdisciplinary studies from DePaul University in spring 2018 and holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Nilu Faiz-AliBusiness Development Coordinator


Nilu Faiz-Ali serves as business development coordinator for the US Cooperative for International Patient Programs (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 the various programs of NCHL including USCIPP, NCAF, and LENS. In her role with USCIPP, Ms. Faiz-Ali works closely with both the association’s member institutions and USCIPP’s staff to provide project management and logistical support for USCIPP’s annual member meeting. Additionally, Ms. Faiz-Ali coordinates and organizes all NCHL member meetings and conferences, including NCHL’s annual Human Capital Investment Conference and Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award Dinner. She works with senior executives and staff members to oversee fundraising and corporate sponsor relationships. Ms. Faiz-Ali possesses skills such as providing ongoing customer service, self-direction, and handling a high volume and variety of activities. 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.

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Andrew Garman, PsyD, MSExecutive Director


Andy Garman is USCIPP’s executive director, serves as CEO for the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL), and is professor in the Department of Health Systems Management at Rush University in Chicago. He 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. Dr. Garman was one of the key leaders involved in the founding of USCIPP in 2010 in collaboration with the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) and Rush University. In 2013, Dr. Garman helped shepherd USCIPP’s successful transition to NCHL. 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.

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Tricia Johnson, PhD, MAResearch Director


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.

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