Dr. Bodycombe directs research for the ACG System. Dr. Bodycombe’s primary research interests are in clinical performance measurement and assessment, disease patterns and the implications of co-morbidity for care management, changes in the morbidity profile over time, and integrating pharmacy data into population health management. Prior to coming to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Dr. Bodycombe was the Vice President of Analytics at Premier Inc. and helped formulate what later became the CMS Premier Performance Improvement Demonstration Project. Before that, he directed research and analytics at the American College of Cardiology where he helped found the ACC National Cardiovascular Data Registry which remains the leading registry of cardiovascular procedures in the world. Dr. Bodycombe holds a Masters of Science in Biostatistics from Georgetown University (1977) and a Doctor of Science in Health Policy and Management from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (1993).