What We’re About
We’re about bringing Johns Hopkins health care to the world
Johns Hopkins HealthCare Solutions is a business team within Johns Hopkins Medicine. Our mission is to connect the marketplace to the innovative, research-based products and services derived from the work of our medical, public health and nursing faculty, clinicians, staff and students. Work that improves the health outcomes of populations. To do this we develop and manage collaborations with industry—accelerating innovation within our community and throughout the world.
We’re about improving population health
Through the work of Johns Hopkins HealthCare, we provide in-depth data analytics, interpretation and customization of population health data paired with design and implementation of care management plans and clinical interventions programs to meet the unique needs of varying populations. Our population health capabilities assist organizations, health systems, and governments measure outcomes and understand the health status of their populations. Our multifaceted approach to analyzing large-scale data includes:
- Population health assessment
- Interpretation and prioritization of health needs
- Risk stratification and segmentation of population
- Clinical interventions
- Outcomes measurements
- Web-based and nurse-navigated resources
Based on this approach, we develop interventions specific to the needs of each population. Analytics also plays an essential role in the ongoing implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the recommended health interventions. Solutions provides services founded on evidence-based research, clinical experience, and the management and delivery of health plans for populations— combining the expertise of the Johns Hopkins University, the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Johns Hopkins HealthCare.
We’re about excellence in research, patient care and education
Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM), headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, is a $6.7 billion integrated global health enterprise and one of the leading health care systems in the United States. The JHM vision that “Together, we will deliver the promise of medicine“ is supported by its mission to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care. Diverse and inclusive, JHM educates medical students, scientists, health care professionals and the public; conducts biomedical research; and provides patient-centered medicine to prevent, diagnose and treat human illness. It operates six academic and community hospitals, four suburban health care and surgery centers, and more than 30 primary health care outpatient sites. The Johns Hopkins Hospital, opened in 1889, was ranked number one in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 21 years in a row and again in 2013 for a 22nd time.
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is dedicated to the education of a diverse group of research scientists and public health professionals working to the improvement of health and prevention of disease and disability around the world.
Protecting Health, Saving Lives-Millions at a Time, the Bloomberg School has advanced research, education and practice to create solutions to public health problems around the world. Faculty, staff and students have helped eradicate smallpox, made water safe to drink, improved child survival, reduced the spread of HIV and uncovered the dangers of tobacco smoke. Researchers and scientists are now discovering ways to eliminate malaria, increase healthy behavior, reduce the toll of chronic disease, improve the health of mothers and infants, and change the biology of aging. Every day, the Bloomberg School works to keep millions around the world safe from illness and injury by pioneering new research, deploying knowledge in the field and educating tomorrow’s public health leaders.
The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing mission is to improve the health of individuals and diverse communities locally and globally through leadership and excellence in nursing education, research, practice, and service. The academic rigor of the programs, the extraordinary nursing scholarship of the faculty, and their reputation for shaping nursing graduates who are leaders in their profession position it as one of the top nursing schools in the U.S.
Johns Hopkins HealthCare (JHHC) develops and manages medical care contracts with organizations, government programs, and health care providers for more than 250,000 plan members. A dedicated advocate for our client-employers, patient-members and physician-providers, JHHC believes that collaboration between the three creates optimal results for patients and healthy financial outcomes for our providers and employers. Johns Hopkins HealthCare serves three lines of business: Johns Hopkins Employer Health Programs (EHP), Priority Partners, and Johns Hopkins US Family Health Plan.
We’re about teamwork
Johns Hopkins HealthCare Solutions brings together a team of clinical, business, marketing and project experts who develop and nurture faculty and administrative innovations and business collaborations that help improve the health of the individual, the community and the world.
Mark A. Cochran, Ph.D.
Mark Cochran leads the Johns Hopkins HealthCare Solutions team, a unique initiative charged with expanding and managing partnerships with the business world, fostering collaborations among faculty and clinicians to leverage their intellectual assets, and bringing to external markets evidence-based innovations that address the wide range of population health challenges.
Mark’s professional experience spans the spectrum of the global health care value chain including drug discovery, business development, clinical research, program management, and venture capital initiatives. He has held leadership positions in organizations such as Bayer Pharmaceuticals (in Germany and USA), Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute, MDS Capital Corp., and NeuroVentures Capital.
An inventor of several recombinant vaccines and other biological products, and author of a number of scientific papers, Mark also co-founded MicroGeneSys Inc., a Connecticut-based vaccine company, now called Protein Sciences.
Mark holds a doctoral degree in Microbiology and Immunology from Queen’s University, in Kingston, Ontario; a master’s degree in microbiology from the University of Guelph, in Ontario; and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto. He also was a postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.
Chad Abrams brings more than 25 years of experience implementing health based risk adjustment both in the US and international settings. Prior to joining the Solutions team, his career at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health focused on bridging the gap between academia and industry to provide workable solutions for managing population health. Chad is responsible for myriad aspects of the ACG System including all phases of product development lifecycle as well as client support/consulting. Prior to joining Hopkins, Chad worked at the Urban Institute and earned a Master of Science from the University of California at Davis and a Bachelor of Arts from the College of William and Mary.
Marissa Alert, Ph.D.
Marissa Alert brings several years of experience in health behavior research, obesity and diabetes prevention, and delivering evidence-based interventions to Solutions. As part of the Quality, Outcomes Management, and Faculty Engagement team, she focuses on measuring intervention outcomes, customer satisfaction, and effective program implementation.
She is a licensed clinical psychologist and a Diabetes Prevention Program Master Trainer Select. She also has extensive experience promoting healthy behavior change to optimize health outcomes and disease management.
Marissa holds a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Miami. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and her postdoctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She also has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Dartmouth College.
Alice is an integral member of the Population Health Analytics team, supporting our population health consulting engagements and conceptualizing and improving our customer reports. She is involved in the testing of various value proposition statements for our population health consulting engagements and for our analytics offerings in general including the ACG System software enhancements and standalone applications.
Alice has more than seven years of health care management experience in the United States and internationally. She was previously a member of the population health management team at Johns Hopkins HealthCare, where she led the development of Return of Value models, including ROI, for the Baltimore City care management program, supported strategy design for the Medicare Advantage and international populations care management, and executed care management caseload reporting for internal management and NCQA reporting requirements.
Alice has a Master of Science in Public Health in Health Education and Health Communication from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Susan Carr brings to the Solutions team 20 years of business development experience in infectious diseases, infection control, managed care, patient satisfaction, and patient safety. As part of the Consulting & Collaborations team, Susan manages the corporate relationship with both Walgreens and Healthways/Sharecare.
Susan is also a part of the Innovations-to-Solutions team, helping to identify, assess, and promote faculty research that serves the Solutions team mission of connecting the world with the innovative, Johns Hopkins evidence-based products and services.
Before joining Solutions, Susan held several business development and consulting leadership roles within the health care and pharmaceutical industries. Her expertise includes assessment of business development opportunities, competitor and market landscape mapping, and primary and secondary market research.
Susan holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Scranton and a certificate of clinical research from Drexel University. She currently is pursuing a certificate in quality, patient safety and outcomes research and a Master of Public Health degree at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Melissa White Davis
Melissa White Davis has more than 20 years of marketing, business development and strategic partnership experience. Her expertise includes building quantifiable marketing strategies, brand management, product marketing and navigating the evolving digital health and wellness industry. As the director of product marketing & business development for the population health analytics team, Melissa is dedicated to advancing our mission to showcase the Johns Hopkins’ population health analytics capabilities to ultimately improve the health outcomes of patients and populations through the use of analytics-driven interventions. In addition to driving the Johns Hopkins ACG system’s product marketing strategy, Melissa also provides leadership and direction to the team’s market intelligence and business development activities.
Walter Fenner, M.B.A.
Walter Fenner has more than 20 years of international experience in strategic business development, planning, budgeting, operations, project management, and marketing. As part of the ACG System team, Walter manages the back-office operations, working closely with the ACG System development and licensing teams as well as more than two dozen international customers.
Before joining Solutions, Walter worked in a range of management positions at the Johns Hopkins University and in the public and private sector in both the United States and Europe.
Walter earned a Master of Business Administration degree from European University, Switzerland and a bachelor’s degree from the University of the Nations, USA.
As a product architect on the Population Health Analytics team, Seray contributes to the design of innovative solutions directed toward solving real world population health problems.
Seray transitioned to her career in Population Health Analytics after 25-plus years of experience as a clinical laboratory scientist, as a clinical, veterinary and environmental microbiologist and as a senior staff scientist in ancillary pharma performing data analysis and molecular microbiological research.
She gained experience in data integration, data management, data quality and analyses of administrative claims through her engagements as a health data analyst with the Johns Hopkins HealthCare R&D team and more recently as a senior data analyst at The Medical University of South Carolina. Seray actively supported the delivery of value-based health care by leading the architectural, database development and data integration efforts of building a population health data infrastructure at MUSC and developed ad-hoc tools and data products to meet the diverse needs of the business.
Seray has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of South Florida, is currently pursuing a master’s degree in predictive analytics at Northwestern University and engages in ad-hoc machine learning activities.
Ian Grant, M.P.H.
As a member of the Solutions’ Employer Programs team, Ian Grant leverages his experience deploying population-based initiatives in urban and rural communities. With a background in nutrition and stakeholder engagement, Mr. Grant manages Solutions’ growing suite of diabetes and program interventions.
Prior to joining the Solutions team, Ian led health care reform projects in patient activation, diabetes prevention, chronic disease self-management and smoking cessation. He also has collaborated with diverse stakeholders to assess and address health needs that impact at-risk populations.
Ian earned a Master of Public Health degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University and a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from the University of the West Indies (Jamaica). He also earned a Certificate of Advanced Study in health services management and policy from Syracuse University (Maxwell School) and has pursued graduate studies in nutrition at Pennsylvania State University.
Traci is a project manager, supporting the client implementation of and user engagement of the Johns Hopkins portfolio of analytics-driven population health programs. In this role, Traci manages operations and implementation projects for large employer programs to improve population health.
Traci earned a bachelor’s degree in human development and family science from Messiah College, and she is pursuing her master’s degree in business administration.
As a project manager, Mandy leads and implements phases of health care projects including large employer solutions and population health analytics-driven endeavors. In addition to aiding large employers implement corporate health solutions within their benefits programs, Mandy manages large projects aligning business goals with solutions to drive process improvements, competitive advantage and bottom-line gains.
Mandy has a bachelor’s degree in criminology and psychology and a master’s degree in leadership in teaching and special education from Notre Dame of Maryland University. Mandy is currently pursuing a second master’s degree in business administration.
Steve Libowitz, M.A.
Steve Libowitz has helped project and protect the Johns Hopkins brand for more than 30 years. At Solutions, Steve helps develop and maintain brand guidelines and works with the marketing, program and implementations teams to maintain brand integrity among our collaborators and customers. He also works with faculty and staff to bring their evidence-based innovations and subject matter expertise to hospitals and health systems nationwide.
Previously, Steve directed the Johns Hopkins Medicine Office of Consumer Health Information, which developed consumer and professional health multi-media content and licensed it for online use by health care-related organizations. He also served as the director of the Johns Hopkins University’s Office of News and Information and as the editor of the University newspaper, The Gazette.
Prior to his long tenure at Johns Hopkins, Steve spent many years as a journalist, a producer and writer of documentary and educational film and television programs, and as an adjunct professor of film and media studies.
Steve has a master’s degree in Mass Communications from Towson University and a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from Florida Atlantic University.
Harriet M. Martyn, M.S.P.H.
Harriet Martyn brings more than 10 years of public health experience to Johns Hopkins HealthCare Solutions, helping to expand the use of population health analytics tools, including the Johns Hopkins ACG System, across the U.S. and internationally. Harriet is driven by improving health care outcomes and quality of care through the application of analytics tools to support deeper insights into prioritizing patient needs. She has worked with single-payer countries, analytics companies, hospitals and health plans to collaboratively identify analytic approaches to achieve better and more efficient patient care.
Prior to joining the Solutions team, Harriet worked on international projects including managing, in London, the implementation of health care reform for the National Health Service and local government and, in Baltimore, supporting the Latin America and Caribbean initiatives for Johns Hopkins Medicine International.
Harriet has a Master of Science in public health, with a specialization in health policy, from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She holds a postgraduate diploma in local government management from Warwick Business School and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from University College London.
Michelle Martin-Daniels, M.A.
Michelle Martin-Daniels is the executive assistant to executive director Mark Cochran. Ms. Martin-Daniels has deep roots at Johns Hopkins Medicine, serving many years at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics as administrative, community relations, and academic program coordinator. Michelle is a member of the Johns Hopkins Community Research Advisory Council and co-authored “A Dietary Intervention in Urban African Americans: Results of the ‘Five Plus Nuts and Beans,” which was published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (August 2015).
Michelle earned a master’s degree in applied and professional ethics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy at Bates College, in Lewiston, Maine. She currently is furthering her studies to practice clinical ethics.
Volodymyr (Vlad) Melnyk
Vlad Melnyk is a senior program manager, managing product development of the ACG system, and deployments of Johns Hopkins applications and programs such as our population health analytics consulting, Balance, Decide and other products. Vlad has nearly two decades of experience in managing software development projects and is a certified scrum master, specializing in product management and product development of software applications for the health care industry, such as remote care management systems, coaching applications and analytics solutions. Prior to coming to Johns Hopkins, Vlad worked at Healthways, Sharecare, Care Innovations, hCentive and GlobalLogic, managing a variety of Agile projects.
Vlad has a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering and a master’s degree in information system engineering from the National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute.”
Alina Oseguera is the director of finance, commercial markets for Johns Hopkins HealthCare. With over 15 years of experience in corporate finance, financial management and reporting, Alina oversees for Johns Hopkins HealthCare Solutions the financial forecasting, analysis, performance and reporting functions. She also is responsible for identifying useful measures and key performance indicators for success. Prior to coming to Johns Hopkins, Alina was part of the Management Reporting & Analysis teams at Legg Mason Global Asset Management and Constellation Energy.
Bhumika has 10 years of experience in health care management varying in compliance, audit/investigation, health care fraud, data analytics, operational health policies and process. As a pharmacy industry expert, she has a proven track record in identifying trends and process gaps, developing and implementing effective solutions and contributing to strategy. Bhumika joins Solutions from Magellan Health, where she orchestrated the Special Investigations Unit for Pharmacy Fraud, Waste & Abuse (FWA) operations from the ground up and had oversight across all clients for the pharmacy line of business including the commercial sector, Medicaid, Medicare and MCOs. Previously, Bhumika worked at CareFirst BCBS and at Lash-AmeriSource Bergan, where she managed compliance, FWA functions and developed standard operating processes. Bhumika has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of Arts in Teaching & Education, with a concentration in biological sciences, from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Bhumika has 10 years of experience in health care management varying in compliance, audit/investigation, health care fraud, data analytics, operational health policies and process. As a pharmacy industry expert, she has a proven track record in identifying trends and process gaps, developing and implementing effective solutions and contributing to strategy.
Bhumika joins Solutions from Magellan Health, where she orchestrated the Special Investigations Unit for Pharmacy Fraud, Waste & Abuse (FWA) operations from the ground up and had oversight across all clients for the pharmacy line of business including the commercial sector, Medicaid, Medicare and MCOs. Previously, Bhumika worked at CareFirst BCBS and at Lash-AmeriSource Bergan, where she managed compliance, FWA functions and developed standard operating processes.
Bhumika has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of Arts in Teaching & Education, with a concentration in biological sciences, from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Giulianna Peri, M.M.I.S.
Giulianna Peri brings to the Solutions team more than 20 years of leadership experience as a marketing, operations, and information technology executive in health care, telecommunications, and architecture and planning.
As Director of Strategic Alliances, Giulianna is the principal liaison between the Solutions team, market-facing partners, and customers to lead strategies that maximize mutually beneficial outcomes while growing the Solutions product portfolio.
Throughout her career, Giulianna has worked with leading academic medical centers and corporate organizations to advance their business objectives by creating and managing e-commerce initiatives, developing new business processes, improving marketing operations, and facilitating partnerships worldwide.
Prior to joining the Solutions team, Giulianna lead an organization pioneering the online commercialization of intellectual property between the top health systems in the United States and around the world.
Giulianna has a Master of Science in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University and bachelor’s degrees in Management, with a concentration in International Business, and in French from Florida Atlantic University.
Nicole R. Sokol, M.S.
As part of the Innovations-to-Solutions team, Nicole Sokol has been integral to the development, management, and growth of the Johns Hopkins Point-of-Care Information Technology (POC-IT) Guides and other technology-based clinical decision support tools marketed by the Solutions team. In this role, she also supports the global marketing of the Guides including onsite feasibility testing and training in Zambia, Kuwait, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Nicole is also a part of the Consulting & Collaborations team, managing Solutions’ relationships with Broadmead and Welltower. Working with the Employer Programs team, she supports the launching of new Johns Hopkins Onsite Employee Health & Wellness Centers.
Nicole earned a master’s degree in instructional technology from the Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree from Towson University.
Eden Stotsky-Himelfarb, B.S.N., R.N., ONN-CG
Eden Stotsky-Himelfarb is a certified workplace oncology nurse navigator for the Work Stride: Managing Cancer at Work employee health program. Eden provides education and support to employees and their family members when they are faced with a cancer diagnosis or when they are caring for someone with a cancer diagnosis. She also works with managers, helping them provide a supportive workplace for their employees who are diagnosed with cancer or are caregivers.
Eden has worked at Johns Hopkins since 1995, beginning in human resources, where she became familiar with employee benefits. She continued to work full time after being diagnosed with cancer, in 1997. Her cancer journey inspired her to become an oncology patient navigator, supporting patients with colorectal cancer.
In 2009, after earning her nursing degree, Eden worked in a variety of adult outpatient oncology settings, focusing on gastrointestinal cancers including colorectal, liver, pancreas, biliary and abdominal sarcomas. Through her work, Eden has improved the outpatient oncology experience by providing evidence-based practices in education and resources; addressing common issues related to surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy; and answering patient questions.
Eden also is the patient advocate on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Colon/Rectal/Anal Cancer Panel and serves on the NCCN Colorectal Cancer Quality Measures Sub-Committee. She also has authored a chapter in the American Cancer Society’s Complete Guide to Colorectal Cancer, entitled “Taking Care of Practical Matters: Work, Insurance, and Money.”
Eden has a Bachelor of Science degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.
Kumar Subramaniam, D.B.A.
Kumar Subramaniam is the Executive Director for Population Health Analytics at Johns Hopkins HealthCare Solutions. He is responsible for the day-to-day management of the business line and for the development and execution of its long-term domestic and international commercial strategy, centered around the Johns Hopkins ACG® System, which transforms healthcare data into actionable information.
Kumar has a strong track record as an innovator in the development and commercialization of health care information technologies. Most recently, he was the chief information officer (CIO) of ShareCare Healthways’ Population Health division, where he enhanced their technology infrastructure and product portfolio and reimagined and built a new program delivery platform that reduced operating expenses. Prior to that, Kumar was the CIO of Humana Inc.’s Behavioral Health division, where his work in systems and business integration, joint venture enablement, portfolio modernization, and process optimization, earned him the company’s President’s award.
Kumar recently completed his Doctorate in Business Administration at the Walden University School of Technology and Business. He holds an MBA in entrepreneurship from the University of Louisville, a Bachelor of Engineering from Pune University, and he also has completed the Chartered Financial Analyst program.
Stuart M. Sutley, M.B.A.
Stuart Sutley has founded and grown several health care-related companies and brings to the Solutions team many years of executive experience in business development, strategic planning, and sales. Prior to his work in health care, Stuart had a successful management and sales career at Bank Boston Ventures.
Stuart is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, having served as an infantry officer in Operation Desert Storm, in Kuwait, and Operation Eastern Exit, in Somalia.
He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Capital University School of Management and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia.
Danielle M. Thompson
Danielle Thompson supports Solutions operations, responsible for contract management, financial facilitation, and project research. As part of the Innovations-to-Solutions team, Danielle has helped develop the Johns Hopkins POC-IT Guides and supports the writing and updating of the Guides as well as coordinates the Guides’ continuing medical education initiative. She also is a part of the Consulting & Collaborations team, managing several industry relationships and related programs.
Prior to coming to Johns Hopkins, Danielle had a career in social work and psychiatric care, working with students and adults with disabilities and mental illness.
Danielle earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Towson University.
Barb Van Buskirk
Barb Van Buskirk is the director of Implementations for the Solutions team, responsible for
Prior to coming to Johns Hopkins HealthCare, she worked for Evergreen Health where she held senior marketing and project management roles.
She has more than 25 years of experience in customer management, B2B relationship management, business development and project management working for Procter and Gamble and Gillette in the United States and Latin America. Barb was a consultant for Oxford Strategic Marketing where she facilitated growth planning workshops and developed e-learning courses. She was also business development director for DatosClaros, the first online market research firm in Argentina.
Barb graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in political science and international relations and is fluent in Spanish.
Rose Wolfe, R.N., B.S.N., O.C.N., H.T.C.P., ONN-CG
Rose Wolfe is a certified workplace oncology nurse navigator with 27 years of experience in oncology nursing.
After earning her degree in nursing, Rose began her journey in oncology at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center on the inpatient hematology/oncology floor. She cared for a complex group of patients undergoing treatment for leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and other hematologic malignancies.
In 1999, Rose developed the new position of breast program coordinator for the Breast Evaluation and Treatment Program at the University of Maryland. For nine years she coordinated their multidisciplinary program and navigated breast cancer patients from diagnosis through treatment, which included chemotherapy, surgery and radiation.
Rose continued her work in oncology for 10 years at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, where she worked in a variety of capacities including outpatient infusion, survivorship and navigation.
Rose has a nursing degree from the University of Maryland School of Nursing.