Dr. Zeke Emanuel

Ezekiel J. Emanuel is Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. From January 2009 to January 2011, he served as special advisor for health policy to the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. Since 1997 he was chair of the Department of Bioethics at The Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health and a breast oncologist. Dr. Emanuel received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and his Ph.D. in political philosophy from Harvard University.

Nilmini Wickramasinghe

(PhD; MBA; GradDipMgtSt; BSc. Amus.A, piano;Amus.A, violin)

Charles Thompson

Dr. Charles Thompson is a Human Capital Management Consultant for International Business Machines (IBM). Dr. Thompson uses issue-based consulting techniques to design and implement human capital solutions related to the entire employee life cycle (i.e., recruitment, selection, career development, etc.) for federal government and healthcare organizations.

Mary Ann Scheirer

Mary Ann Scheirer is now an Independent Consultant in program evaluation and performance measurement, as well as Adjunct Faculty of the Department of Public Administration, George Washington University. She has more than 20 years experience conducting program evaluations, with recent emphasis on developing performance measurement systems for government agencies. Her professional training was in applied sociology, including a Ph.D.

Nilmini Wickramasinghe

Professor Nilmini Wickramasinghe has an internationally recognized research record in the area of healthcare and technology management. Her expertise is in the strategic application and management of technology for effecting superior healthcare solutions. In this light, she has and continues to work with several leading healthcare institutions throughout the US including the Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins and Northwestern Memorial Hospital on numerous applications of various technology solutions.

A Pivotal Period for Afghanistan: Interview with Larry Sampler, assistant to the USAID Administrator for Afghanistan & Pakistan

In advance of the Afghan Presidential election run-off scheduled for June 14, Larry Sampler, assistant to the USAID Administrator for Afghanistan and Pakistan join me on The Business of Government to explore how USAID has sought to promote stability and order in Afghanistan and what is USAID's three-fold transition strategy. The following is an excerpt of our discussion on The Business of Government Hour.

Over the last 12 years, the U.S.

Leading the Defense Health Agency: Interview with Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Douglas Robb, director, Defense Health Agency

With the creation of the Defense Health Agency, DoD has taken a step in changing the way it delivers care. DHA is the starting point for comprehensive enterprise-wide reform.