Staff & Leadership

Staff

Danny R. Hughes, PhD

Danny R. Hughes, PhD

Executive Director and Senior Research Fellow
Dr. Hughes serves as the Neiman Institute's Executive Director. His primary role is to develop and execute a balanced research portfolio designed to promote credible evidence-based health policy to multiple audiences and stakeholders. Read More
Nichole Gay

Nichole Gay

Manager, Operations & Media
Nichole Gay serves as the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute's Operations & Media Manager. Nichole manages marketing, media relations and promotional efforts for the Institute. She also manages the institutes budget and contracts. Read More
Jennifer Hemingway, MS

Jennifer Hemingway, MS

Senior Research Associate
Jennifer Hemingway serves as a Senior Research Associate of the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute. She conducts statistical analyses in support of research projects. Jennifer manages both the Institute's grants program and activities associated with external grants. Read More
Laura Chaves Cerdas

Laura Chaves Cerdas

Research Associate
Laura Chaves Cerdas serves as a Research Associate of the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute. She performs statistical and econometric analyses in support of research projects. Read More

Research Fellows

Affiliated Neiman Fellows

Michal Horný, PhD

Michal Horný, PhD

Emory University
Affiliate Research Fellow
2018 - Current
Michal Horný is a health services researcher and health economist at Emory University. His main research interests include health care spending, health disparities due to financial barriers to care, and the assessment of the value of care with a particular focus on screening and diagnostic imaging. He received his doctorate in Health Services Research in 2017 from Boston University School of Public Health.
Darwyyn Deyo, PhD

Darwyyn Deyo, PhD

San Jose State University
Affiliate Research Fellow
2018 - Current
Darwyyn Deyo is an Assistant Professor of Economics at San Jose State University. She earned a Doctorate in Economics and a Masters in Economics from George Mason University. She previously worked as a Research Fellow with the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute and was an affiliate scholar with the Center for Micro-Economic Policy Research at George Mason University.
Joshua A. Hirsch, MD, FACR, FSIR, FSNIS

Joshua A. Hirsch, MD, FACR, FSIR, FSNIS

Massachusetts General Hospital
Affiliate Senior Research Fellow
2017 - Current
Joshua Hirsch, MD, is director of Interventional Neuroradiology, chief of the Interventional Spine Service, vice chair of Interventional Radiology Quality & Safety and associate Departmental Quality Chair at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has extensive experience in diagnosis, management and treatment of cerebrovascular disease, minimally invasive spine surgery and acute stroke treatment.
Richard Duszak, MD, FACR

Richard Duszak, MD, FACR

Emory University School of Medicine
Affiliate Senior Research Fellow
2016 - Current
Richard Duszak, MD, is Professor and Vice Chair for Health Policy and Practice in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at Emory University. Currently Council Vice-Speaker and a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Chancellors of the American College of Radiology, Dr. Duszak is an outspoken supporter of evidence-based policy and longtime leader in physician payment policy development.
Andrew Rosenkrantz, MD, MPA

Andrew Rosenkrantz, MD, MPA

New York University School of Medicine
Affiliate Senior Research Fellow
2015 - Current
Andrew Rosenkrantz, MD, is Professor of Radiology and Urology at NYU Langone Health, where he serves as Section Chief of Abdominal Imaging, and as the department's Director of Health Policy. His research with the Institute has focused on characterizing practice patterns of the national radiologist work force and exploring drivers of variation in imaging utilization. He serves on the editorial boards for multiple radiology journals, and was recognized by AuntMinnie as the Most Influential Radiology Researcher in 2018.

Advisory Board

Bibb Allen Jr., MD, FACR

Bibb Allen Jr., MD, FACR

Department of Radiology, Grandview Medical Center
Chair
Bibb Allen, MD, is the DSI Chief Medical Officer at the American College of Radiology Data Science Institute™ (ACR DSI ). Dr Allen, Jr., MD, is a diagnostic radiologist in the Birmingham Radiological Group, former vice-chair of the ACR Board of Chancellors, former chair of the ACR Commission on Economics and former ACR representative to the AMA/Specialty Society RVS Update Committee (the RUC).
Kimberly E. Applegate, MD, MS, FAAP, FACR

Kimberly E. Applegate, MD, MS, FAAP, FACR

University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, Departments of Radiology and Pediatrics
Kimberly Applegate, MD, is a leader in radiology and a pediatric radiologist—she is an American College of Radiology past Speaker of the Council and member of the Board of Chancellors, past President of the Association for University Radiologists (AUR) and of its Research and Education Foundation, the American Association for Women in Radiology (AAWR), and the Radiology Alliance for Health Services Research. She is a founding member of the Image Gently Campaign to improve care of children worldwide, and now serves on the Main Commission of the International Council of Radiation Protection.
Robert M. Barr, MD, FACR

Robert M. Barr, MD, FACR

Mecklenburg Radiology Associates
Robert M. Barr, MD, is a neuroradiologist, President-Elect of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), and Vice Chair of the Novant Health Board of Trustees. He is past-president of Mecklenburg Radiology Associates, former ASNR advisor to the AMA/Specialty Society RVS Update Committee, and former chair of the ASNR Health Policy Committee. He currently serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the American Board of Radiology.
Richard Duszak Jr., MD, FACR

Richard Duszak Jr., MD, FACR

Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences
Richard Duszak, MD, is Professor and Vice Chair for Health Policy and Practice in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at Emory University. Currently Council Vice-Speaker and a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Chancellors of the American College of Radiology, Dr. Duszak is an outspoken supporter of evidence-based policy and longtime leader in physician payment policy development.
Geraldine McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR

Geraldine McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR

Weill Cornell Medicine, Departments of Radiology and Healthcare Policy and Research
Geraldine McGinty, MD, is an internationally recognized expert in imaging economics. She has served as an advisor to the CPT Editorial Panel, the JCAHO and the National Quality Forum. She was Chair of the American College of Radiology's Commission on Economics and was the radiology member of the AMA’s Relative Value Update Committee from 2012-2016. In May 2018 she was elected as the Chair of the ACR's Board of Chancellors, the first woman to hold this office.
Lawrence R. Muroff, MD, FACR

Lawrence R. Muroff, MD, FACR

Imaging Consultants, Inc.
Lawrence R. Muroff, MD, is immediate past CEO & President of Imaging Consultants, Inc., providers of consulting services to radiologists, hospitals, and corporations. Dr. Muroff is a Clinical Professor of Radiology at both the University of Florida and the University of South Florida Colleges of Medicine, and he is President Emeritus of Educational Symposia, Inc. Dr. Muroff served as the Director of MR, CT and Nuclear Medicine at University Community Hospital, Tampa, Florida from 1974 to 1994. He has presented over 1100 invited lectures nationally and internationally.
James V. Rawson, MD, FACR

James V. Rawson, MD, FACR

Georgia Regents University, Department of Radiology and Imaging
James V. Rawson, MD, serves as Vice-chair of the Operations and Special Projects in the Department of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He served a four year term as a member of the CMS APC Advisory Panel where he chaired the CMS Sub-committee on Packaging. His primary research interest is health policy, process improvement and innovation. He chairs the Commission on Patient- and Family-Centered Care and serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the American College of Radiology.
Ezequiel Silva III, MD, FACR

Ezequiel Silva III, MD, FACR

South Texas Radiology Group
Ezequiel Silva III, MD, is a diagnostic and interventional radiologist in San Antonio, TX. He has practiced for 17 years with the South Texas Radiology Group, and serves as the Director of Radiology at both Texsan Methodist Hospital and the Methodist Ambulatory and Surgical Hospital. He is also an Adjunct Professor at UT-Health, San Antonio. Dr. Silva is the Chair of the American College of Radiology (ACR) Commission on Economics and represents the ACR on the AMA Specialty Society RVS Update Committee (RUC) and the AMA Practice Expense Subcommittee. He is Co-Chair of the AMA Digital Medicine Payment Advisory Group and Co-Chair of the CMS Acumen MACRA Episode-Based Cost Measures Clinical Subcommittee.
James H. Thrall, MD, FACR

James H. Thrall, MD, FACR

Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Radiology
James H Thrall, MD, received his M.D. Degree from the University of Michigan in 1968 and trained in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Thrall returned to the University of Michigan in 1975 and was promoted to Professor in 1981. He served as Chairman of the Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital Chairman from 1988 until 2013 while holding the Juan M Taveras Professorship of Radiology at Harvard Medical School.