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.

Liza Creel

Liza M. Creel, PhD

Associate Professor, University of Colorado Division of Health Care Policy and Research

Liza M. Creel is an Associate Professor in the Division of Health Care Policy and Research at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus School of Medicine. Dr. Creel’s research is in the areas of maternal and child health, organizational collaboration within the healthcare and social service systems, outcomes of programs working at the intersection of the health care and criminal justice systems, and policy evaluation as it relates to impacts on cost, quality, and access among vulnerable and underserved populations. Dr. Creel serves as PI and Co-I on several studies, including a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supported grant to examine cross-sector alignment among organizations serving pregnant and parenting women in recovery. Dr. Creel has taught courses in health policy analysis, health policy research, and microeconomic theory.

Brandi Freeman

Brandi Kaye Freeman, MD MS

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, CU Department of Pediatrics

Dr. Freeman, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and the Associate Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the CU Department of Pediatrics, is dedicated to eradicating the health inequities that impact vulnerable populations through evidence-based practices and improved quality of health care delivery. She is a practicing primary care physician and health services researcher whose portfolio includes developing approaches to improve diversity and equity in healthcare and investigating best practices to help children thrive in early childhood. Dr. Freeman dedicates numerous hours to improving the health and wellbeing of minority communities. She has been a mentor for the Tour for Diversity in Medicine since its inception in 2012 and is currently the Speaker of the House of Delegates of the National Medical Association and Vice President of the Mile High Medical Society (Colorado NMA Local Affiliate).

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.

James Kaferly

James Kaferly, MD, FAAP

Assistant Professor, CU School of Medicine, Department of General Pediatrics and Medical Director, Denver Health Connections for Kids Clinic

Dr. Kaferly is a pediatrician at Denver Health and Hospitals and an Assistant Professor and at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of General Pediatrics.  He directs the Connections for Kids Clinic, a medical home for children and adolescents in kinship, foster and congregate or out-of-home care (OHC), and is an adjunct faculty member at the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect.  He has integrated clinical and scholarly interests to advance knowledge of critical issues for children and youth in out-of-home care: disparity, cross-system collaboration and resilience.  He collaborates, in Colorado, with youth and young adults with lived experience in OHC, child welfare and Medicaid stakeholders and, nationally, with the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Council on Foster Care, Adoption and Kinship Care.

David M Keller

David M. Keller, MD

Professor and Vice Chair, Clinical Strategy and Transformation
CU Department of Pediatrics at the CU School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado

Dr. Keller practices primary care pediatrics, teaches health policy and works to develop value-based systems of care for children and adolescents. Prior to moving to Colorado, Dr. Keller spent 22 years on the faculty of UMass School of Medicine, ultimately serving as an associate medical director for Medicaid in Massachusetts and program director for Rhode Island’s All-Payer Primary Care initiative.  He served as a fellow in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the US Department of Health and Human Services as well as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation health policy fellow. Dr. Keller is interested in building, evaluating and refining sustainable systems of care that provide value to patients and families while addressing their health needs.

Rebecca Orsi

Rebecca (Becky) Orsi, PhD, MS

Assistant Research Professor, Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect, School of Medicine

Rebecca Orsi, PhD, MS is an assistant research professor at the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz. She holds a secondary appointment in the Colorado School of Public Health, Epidemiology.  He primary interest is research supporting the renewal and reform of child protective service (CPS) systems.  She is experienced with the construction of child welfare administrative datasets for research, and with advanced statistical methods using both administrative and survey data. Her research interests include outcomes epidemiology for children in CPS systems, improved permanency outcomes, and addressing stress and resilience in the child welfare workforce. As a research methodologist, Dr. Orsi actively collaborates with researchers across a variety of academic fields; she has published in Child Abuse and Neglect, Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice and Children and Youth Services Review.

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 

Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego, Chief, Division of Academic General Pediatrics, Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics and Newborn Medicine, Martin Stein Endowed Chair, Developmental, and Behavioral Pediatrics

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.