Affiliate Faculty

The Farley Health Policy Center is privileged to work with some incredibly talented, expert and committed folks and organizations, both on the Anschutz Medical Campus and beyond. Such interdisciplinary collaborations greatly enhance our capacity, quality of results and dissemination of findings and lessons learned.

Benjamin Anderson, MBA, MHCDS

Vice President, Rural Health and Hospitals, Colorado Hospital Association

Before coming to Colorado as the Colorado Hospital Association Vice President of Rural Health and Hospitals, Mr. Anderson was chief executive officer at Kearny County Hospital in Kansas where he expanded the primary care footprint substantially through collaborative outreach efforts and implementation of mission-focused approach to medical provider recruitment. Mr. Anderson is an experienced hospital chief executive with master's degrees in healthcare delivery science and business administration. He is an innovative rural healthcare leader, a legislative advocate, an international service worker, and public health research collaborator.

Jonathan D. Asher, Esq.

Executive Director, Colorado Legal Services

Mr. Asher is the Executive Director of Colorado Legal Services. He as the Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Denver from December 1980 to October 1999 when the three federally funded programs in Colorado became a single statewide program, Colorado Legal Services. He began his legal services career with Colorado Rural Legal Services in Greeley, Colorado in 1971. Mr. Asher is a member of the Colorado Access to Justice Commission and a member of the Colorado Bar Association’s Board of Governors and the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates. He earned his degrees from Harvard College and Harvard Law School.

Daniel Burke, MD

Associate Vice Chair for Educational Program Development, CU Department of Family Medicine

Dr. Burke is Associate Vice Chair for Educational Program Development in the University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine. He is also program director of the University of Colorado-Morgan County Rural Training Track. Dr. Burke is a leader in residency training, medical student mentorship and inpatient teaching excellence; and has received many accolades in these areas. He is one of the leaders of the Graduate Medical Education Initiative (GMEI) with membership in 35 states, established to inform graduate medical education and funding reform from a state level through Medicaid GME. Initially, his focus has been on rural training and attention has been turned to assisting in COVID funding relief packages.

Daniel Goldberg, JD, PhD

Associate Professor, University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine & Center for Bioethics & Humanities

Dr. Goldberg is Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. He is trained as an attorney, a historian of medicine, and a public health ethicist. His current research agenda in law, policy, and bioethics focuses on the social determinants of health, public health policy and chronic illness, health inequities, and stigma. Additionally, Dr. Goldberg maintains an active research program in the history of medicine, and focuses primarily on two topics in 19th century America: the history of medical imagining (especially X-rays) and the history of pain without lesion. His dissertation addressed the undertreatment of pain in the United States, and he has been actively writing, teaching, and speaking on the subject of chronic pain since 2000.

Kyle Leggott, MD

Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine

Dr. Kyle Leggott is a family physician with health politics experience whose expertise includes policy development and translation, the intersection of policy with state-based health care legislation, and innovative approaches to addressing healthcare reform. He seeks progressive and innovative approaches to address health inequities by promoting systems based and policy level interventions. Dr. Leggott is an assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Colorado, where he recently finished a fellowship in health policy and politics. Dr. Leggott serves as a board member for the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians and is a physician blogger for the American Academy of Family Physician's Fresh Perspective blog. He provides both outpatient and inpatient care to patients, and, teaches family medicine residents at the University of Colorado.

Molly Ryan, JD

Director, Administration and Access, Colorado Legal Services

Ms. Ryan is the Director of Administration and Access for Colorado Legal Services, where she has worked for 20 years with the Colorado Legal Services, first as a staff attorney, then as a member of senior management. Her responsibilities include oversight of program compliance with federal regulations and policies regarding client access, grants management, oversight of technology and personnel issues and addressing client complaints. Ms. Ryan received a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and a J.D. from the University of Illinois.

Mannat Singh, MPA

Director, Graduate Medical Education, Colorado Association of Family Medicine Residencies

Ms. Singh is the Director of Graduate Medical Education for the Commission on Family Medicine, of the Colorado Association of Family Medicine Residencies, the Colorado Institute of Family Medicine, and The GME Initiative. She is a faculty member at the University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine. In these roles, she runs faculty development for new family medicine residency faculty, hosts annual research forums for residents and faculty, organizes statewide primary care collaboratives in Colorado, and leads the advocacy efforts of the national GME Initiative on local, state, and federal levels. Ms. Singh is hard at work with others to reform payment, governance, and accountability structures for graduate medical education.

Janine Young

Janine Young, MD, FAAP 

Associate Professor, CU School of Medicine, Department of General Pediatrics and Medical Director, Denver Health Refugee Clinic & Human Rights Clinic  

Dr. Young is a pediatrician at Denver Health and Hospitals and associate professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of General Pediatrics. She directs the Denver Health Refugee Clinic, is co-medical director of the Human Rights Clinic at Denver Health, and serves as the medical advisor for the State of Colorado Refugee Services Program.  Her career focus is health care and access to care for new immigrants and refugees, and speaks nationally about the development of standard of care medical screening guidelines for these populations. She sits on the executive committee of the AAP’s Council of Immigrant Child and Family Health, and is a lead author of the American Academy of Pediatrics Immigrant and Refugee Toolkit screening guidelines. Dr. Young is a certified Spanish medical interpreter and speaks French.