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Jay Bhatt is a public health physician who has worked at national and local levels to improve outcomes for vulnerable populations, including by strengthening the design and delivery of care and public health. Currently, Dr. Bhatt is a practicing physician, chief clinical product officer at Medical Home Network|MoreCare and has consulted on COVID-19 response for the Illinois Department of Public Health. Most recently, he served as SVP and Chief Medical Officer at the American Hospital Association as well as President of its subsidiary, the Health Research Educational Trust and interim President of the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity. He was focused on advancing health reform, health equity and the relationship between public health and health care delivery by translating on the ground experience to policy solutions, convening conversations on strategic issues among C-suite leadership, convening member hospitals across the country to improve quality and safety, scaling leading practices and deploying a new model of care for older adults - Age Friendly Health Systems with the John A. Hartford Foundation across all fifty states as well as helping our nations hospitals with diversity, inclusion, and health equity strategies. Prior to that role, Dr. Bhatt served in Chicago during the Emanuel administration as Managing Deputy Commissioner at the Department of Public Health where he led the implementation of Healthy Chicago, the city's public health agenda, designed nationally recognized scalable approaches to using innovation to save lives, reimagine public health functions for efficiency and impact, and helped clinical teams deploy strategies to address chronic disease and epidemics. He is an Aspen Health Innovator Fellow, serves on several community and national boards and an ABC News Medical Contributor. Dr. Bhatt is a National Health Service Corps Scholar, serving as an internist and geriatrician in underserved communities in Chicago. He has be recognized for his work extensively including with the Crains Chicago 40 under 40 award, the Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Public Service Award, the University of Illinois Chicago School of Public Health Distinguished alumni award, and a Fierce Healthcare Minority Executive of the Year. He is known to his patients as the dancing doctor.