Arlene S. Bierman, MD, MS
Director, Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Arlene S. Bierman is director of AHRQ’s Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement, which consists of the Evidence-based Practice Center Program; the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Program; the Division of Decision Science and Patient Engagement; the Division of Health Information Technology, Division of Practice Improvement and the National Center for Excellence in Primary Care Research.
Dr. Bierman is a general internist, geriatrician and health services researcher, whose work has focused on improving access, quality and outcomes of healthcare for older adults with chronic illness in disadvantaged populations. As a tenured professor, she held appointments in health policy, evaluation and management; public health; medicine and nursing at the University of Toronto, where she was the inaugural holder of the Ontario Women's Health Council Chair in Women's Health, and as a senior scientist in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael's Hospital. She received her medical doctorate from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, where she was a Morehead Fellow.
She completed fellowships in outcomes research at Dartmouth Medical School, and community and preventive medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She also served as an Atlantic Philanthropies Health and Aging Policy Fellow/American Political Science Foundation Congressional Fellow.