We are pleased to announce that Dr. Cara James, Director of the Office of Minority Health at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), has confirmed her availability to participate in the 91st annual convention, Sept. 20 – 22, 2017, Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City.
Prior to joining the Office of Minority Health at CMS, Dr. James was the Director of the Disparities Policy Project and the Director of the Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, where she was responsible for addressing a broad array of health and access to care issues for racial and ethnic minorities and other underserved populations, including the potential impact of the Affordable Care Act, analyses of state-level disparities in health and access to care, and disparities in access to care among individuals living in health professional shortage areas.
Dr. James is a member of the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities and has served on several IOM committees including the Committee on Leading Health Indicators for Healthy People 2020. She has published several peer-reviewed articles and other publications, and was a co-author for one of the background chapters for the IOM Report Unequal Treatment. Dr. James received her PhD in Health Policy and her AB in Psychology from Harvard University.