Staff & Leadership

Staff

Danny R. Hughes, PhD

Danny R. Hughes, PhD

Executive Director and Senior Research Fellow
Dr. Hughes serves as the Neiman Institute's Executive Director. His primary role is to develop and execute a balanced research portfolio designed to promote credible evidence-based health policy to multiple audiences and stakeholders. Read More
Nichole Gay

Nichole Gay

Manager, Operations & Media
Nichole Gay serves as the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute's Operations & Media Manager. Nichole manages marketing, media relations and promotional efforts for the Institute. She also manages the institutes budget and contracts. Read More
Jennifer Hemingway, MS

Jennifer Hemingway, MS

Senior Research Associate
Jennifer Hemingway serves as a Senior Research Associate of the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute. She conducts statistical analyses in support of research projects. Jennifer manages both the Institute's grants program and activities associated with external grants. Read More
Laura Chaves Cerdas

Laura Chaves Cerdas

Research Associate
Laura Chaves Cerdas serves as a Research Associate of the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute. She performs statistical and econometric analyses in support of research projects. Read More

Research Fellows

Affiliated Neiman Fellows

Michal Horný, PhD

Michal Horný, PhD

Emory University
Affiliate Research Fellow
2018 - Current
Michal Horný is a health services researcher and health economist at Emory University. His main research interests include health care spending, health disparities due to financial barriers to care, and the assessment of the value of care with a particular focus on screening and diagnostic imaging. He received his doctorate in Health Services Research in 2017 from Boston University School of Public Health.
Darwyyn Deyo, PhD

Darwyyn Deyo, PhD

San Jose State University
Affiliate Research Fellow
2018 - Current
Darwyyn Deyo is an Assistant Professor of Economics at San Jose State University. She earned a Doctorate in Economics and a Masters in Economics from George Mason University. She previously worked as a Research Fellow with the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute and is also an Affiliate Scholar with the Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation.
Joshua A. Hirsch, MD, FACR, FSIR, FSNIS

Joshua A. Hirsch, MD, FACR, FSIR, FSNIS

Massachusetts General Hospital
Affiliate Senior Research Fellow
2017 - Current
Joshua Hirsch, MD, is director of Interventional Neuroradiology, chief of the Interventional Spine Service, vice chair of Interventional Radiology Quality & Safety and associate Departmental Quality Chair at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has extensive experience in diagnosis, management and treatment of cerebrovascular disease, minimally invasive spine surgery and acute stroke treatment.
Richard Duszak, MD, FACR

Richard Duszak, MD, FACR

Emory University School of Medicine
Affiliate Senior Research Fellow
2016 - Current
Richard Duszak, MD, is Professor and Vice Chair for Health Policy and Practice in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at Emory University. Currently Council Vice-Speaker and a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Chancellors of the American College of Radiology, Dr. Duszak is an outspoken supporter of evidence-based policy and longtime leader in physician payment policy development.
Andrew Rosenkrantz, MD, MPA

Andrew Rosenkrantz, MD, MPA

New York University School of Medicine
Affiliate Senior Research Fellow
2015 - Current
Andrew Rosenkrantz, MD, is Professor of Radiology and Urology at NYU Langone Health, where he serves as Section Chief of Abdominal Imaging, and as the department's Director of Health Policy. His research with the Institute has focused on characterizing practice patterns of the national radiologist work force and exploring drivers of variation in imaging utilization. He serves on the editorial boards for multiple radiology journals, and was recognized by AuntMinnie as the Most Influential Radiology Researcher in 2018.

Advisory Board

Etta Pisano, MD

Etta Pisano, MD

Harvard Medical School
Chair
Etta Pisano, MD, is the Chief Research Officer at the American College of Radiology. Dr. Pisano is a professor in residence at Harvard Medical School and is the principal investigator for the Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST) involving 165,000 women. The study aims to compare 2D digital mammography to digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and determine if DBT is more effective at reducing advanced breast cancers.
Pamela K. Woodard, MD, FACR

Pamela K. Woodard, MD, FACR

Washington University School of Medicine
Executive Committee
Pamela K. Woodard, MD, is the Hugh Monroe Wilson Professor of Radiology and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University, where she is also the Sr. Vice Chair and Division Director of Radiological Research Facilities. In this role she provides administrative oversight to the directors of the department’s eight research facilities. She is also Director for the Washington University Center for Clinical Imaging Research (CCIR) and a principal investigator on several NIH-funded research grants, including a T32 grant to train residents and fellows in translational imaging research. She serves on the ACR Board of Chancellors as the Chair of the Research Commission.
Ezequiel Silva III, MD, FACR

Ezequiel Silva III, MD, FACR

South Texas Radiology Group
Executive Committee
Ezequiel Silva III, MD, is a diagnostic and interventional radiologist in San Antonio, TX. He has practiced for 17 years with the South Texas Radiology Group, and serves as the Director of Radiology at both Texsan Methodist Hospital and the Methodist Ambulatory and Surgical Hospital. He is also an Adjunct Professor at UT-Health, San Antonio. Dr. Silva is the Chair of the American College of Radiology (ACR) Commission on Economics and represents the ACR on the AMA Specialty Society RVS Update Committee (RUC) and the AMA Practice Expense Subcommittee. He is Co-Chair of the AMA Digital Medicine Payment Advisory Group and Co-Chair of the CMS Acumen MACRA Episode-Based Cost Measures Clinical Subcommittee.
Robert M. Barr, MD, FACR

Robert M. Barr, MD, FACR

Mecklenburg Radiology Associates
Robert M. Barr, MD, is a neuroradiologist, President-Elect of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), and Vice Chair of the Novant Health Board of Trustees. He is past-president of Mecklenburg Radiology Associates, former ASNR advisor to the AMA/Specialty Society RVS Update Committee, and former chair of the ASNR Health Policy Committee. He currently serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the American Board of Radiology.
Elizabeth Burnside, MD, MPH, MS, FACR

Elizabeth Burnside, MD, MPH, MS, FACR

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Elizabeth Burnside, MD, MPH is a professor of radiology in the University of Wisconsin (UW) School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH). Her degrees include an MD combined with a master's in Public Health as well as a master's degree in Medical Informatics. Her extramurally-funded research investigates machine learning to improve decision-making in breast imaging in the pursuit of improving the population based screening and diagnosis of breast cancer. Dr. Burnside has published over 120 peer review articles. Her transdisciplinary research is facilitated by affiliate appointments in the UW Departments of Industrial Engineering, Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, and Population Health Science. Her leadership roles at UW, including SMPH Associate Dean, focus on team science fueling the evolution of research and care to converge and create a true learning health system.
Pari Pandharipande, MD, MPH

Pari Pandharipande, MD, MPH

Harvard Medical School
Dr. Pandharipande is an Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, a Radiologist in Abdominal Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Director of the MGH Institute for Technology Assessment. She is a graduate of Cornell University, Cornell University Medical College, and the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed her residency in diagnostic radiology at NYU, and an NCI-sponsored fellowship in cancer outcomes research and abdominal imaging at MGH. Dr. Pandharipande's research is centered in imaging, decision science, disease modeling, and cost-effectiveness analysis, with a primary focus in cancer outcomes. Dr. Pandharipande is also clinically active within the Abdominal Imaging Division at MGH, where she interprets imaging studies and trains residents and fellows.
Geraldine McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR

Geraldine McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR

Weill Cornell Medicine, Departments of Radiology and Healthcare Policy and Research
Chair, ACR Board of Chancellors
Geraldine McGinty, MD, is an internationally recognized expert in imaging economics. She has served as an advisor to the CPT Editorial Panel, the JCAHO and the National Quality Forum. She was Chair of the American College of Radiology's Commission on Economics and was the radiology member of the AMA’s Relative Value Update Committee from 2012-2016. In May 2018 she was elected as the Chair of the ACR's Board of Chancellors, the first woman to hold this office.