Whitney Bowman-Zatzkin, MPA, MSR, is a passionate community builder, research translation architect, and clinical cultural translator, always striving to blend her passion for better health care delivery with her talents in curating complex, threaded communities for action.
Current projects include spearheading two national efforts: Flip the Clinic, a clinic-based, systems thinking design effort to improve the healthcare experience for patients and clinicians, and Scouting Health, a research initiative with Westat, funded by RWJF. She also provides strategy for Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network, a national effort to integrate pharmacists in primary care practices, and Vital Crowd, a citizen-driven research initiative in health care. In the past she has provided strategic consulting to AcademyHealth for Health Datapalooza, the Food Marketing Institute, and Northern Virginia ScriptsCentral, a charitable pharmacy in Virginia.
Past project leadership includes Access Our Medicine, funded by the Tides Canada Initiatives Society, and the Great Challenges Program at TEDMED. For Script Your Future, a national medication adherence campaign, Whitney created the Medication Adherence Challenge and was commended by the Surgeon General and multiple members of Congress. In 2014, Whitney created the “Disruptive Women in Health Care: Women to Watch” series to recognize visionaries in the health industry.
She presents regularly at lectures, meetings and events, speaking at the White House Champions for Change, Health Datapalooza, Design Connections, and also the European Commission’s Digital Agenda Assembly on the landscape of social change movements and acting to set policy objectives around social advocacy and closing the gender pay gap.
Whitney is a graduate of the University of Connecticut where she received a Master of Public Administration, focused on health policy and was awarded “Best Capstone” for her thesis on health insurance models, and a Master of Survey Research, focused on generational trends in new media use. Her publications include work on primary care practice models, health data, the minimum dataset for pharmacists (HRSA), the science of safety (FDA) and disaster preparedness and recovery.
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