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Student & Alumni Achievements

Columbia Alumna to Lead Healthcare Trade Association

Dr. Clare Bradley, chief medical officer and senior vice president of IPRO, a national not-for-profit that provides health care assessments and improvement services, was chosen president-elect of the American Health Quality Association (AHQA), a healthcare trade association that represents quality improvement professionals. Dr. Bradley received her MPH degree from the Mailman School of Public Health.

[Photo: Dr. Clare Bradley]

In her current role leading the quality improvement and managed care departments at IPRO, Dr. Bradley supervises over 120 staff and consultant physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, statisticians, data analysts, among other professionals. In providing quality improvement and assessment services, IPRO offers independent reviews of patient appeals, data collection and analysis, anti-fraud and abuse analytics, and online performance reporting for government agencies and managed care organizations. IPRO also operates the WhyNotTheBest website, a quality improvement resource that evaluates the performance of 5,686 hospitals in the U.S.

Prior to her 13-year tenure at IPRO, Dr. Bradley held senior management positions at the Suffolk County, New York Department of Health Services, culminating in the role of commissioner, an appointed position which she held from 1998 to 2003. Dr. Bradley is a past president of the American Cancer Society, Eastern Division and currently serves as chair of its Nominating Committee.