Chisara N. Asomugha, MD, MSPH, FAAP

Director, Division of Population Health Incentives and Infrastructure, Preventive and Population Health Care Models Group, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Chisara N. Asomugha, MD, MSPH, FAAP has spent her career working to improve the health of vulnerable populations. She is the Director for the newly formed Division of Population Health Incentives & Infrastructure in the Innovation Center at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). At CMS, she has led strategic initiatives to address quality improvement, value-based purchasing, population health and clinical practice transformation. Prior to arriving at CMS, she spearheaded a numerous multidisciplinary activities on issues ranging from community gun violence to gender equity and homelessness as the Deputy Mayor / Community Services Administrator for New Haven, CT. Recognizing the important role that broad-based coalitions play in strengthening the health and healthcare systems, she has worked with patient advocates, faith-based, civic and health-related organizations in the US and overseas. She is a pediatrician and an alumna of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale University and received training in health services research, community-based participatory research and the clinical management of child maltreatment. An ordained minister, Dr. Asomugha received her BA in History from Stanford University, an MD from the Duke University School of Medicine and her MSPH from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. #GoCardinal

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