Ashish Jha, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and staff physician at the Boston Veterans Affairs Healthcare System and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Jha also serves as Special Advisor for Quality and Safety to the Department of Veterans Affairs, and previously served as chief resident at the University of California, San Francisco. His research focuses on quality of care, disparities in care, and the impact of information technology in these areas. He has worked in areas evaluating IT solutions for reducing medication errors and improving quality and the role of public reporting on quality of care and impact on providers. Most recently, he led projects evaluating national and regional trends in racial disparities to better understand the effectiveness of national and local policies to eliminate gaps in care and an evaluation of the new hospital quality reporting initiative known as the Hospital Quality Alliance. Jha received his undergraduate degree from Columbia College, and his medical degree and master’s degree in public health from Harvard University.