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Leading Change Fellowship Faculty

Lindsay Fazio, PhD, HSPP

Dr Lindsay Fazio received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Indiana State University, completed residency at St. James Hospital and Health Centers in Chicago, and is a proud alumni of the University of Illinois. She currently serves as the Behavioral Science Faculty at UMKC Family Medicine Residency as well as the chair of the Division of Psychology and director of Integrated Health at Truman Medicine Center in Kansas City. In her role as Behavioralist, Dr Fazio is very involved in the professional development and wellbeing of the residents as well teaching the behavioral sciences. She is passionate about physician wellbeing and burnout, integrating behavioral health services into primary medicine and specialty in addition to educating residents about caring for the entire patient. Most recently, Dr Fazio is a graduate of the STFM Leading Change Fellowship inaugural class completing a capstone project in her department which focused on physician burnout and using a strength based approach to improve both wellbeing and department morale.

Grant Greenberg, MD, MA, MHSA

Dr Greenberg a clinical assistant professor and associate chair for Information Management and Quality for the University of Michigan. He is also the associate medical director for quality of the University of Michigan Medical Group and serves as the institutional lead for the University of Michigan Multispecialty Portfolio Program (reporting quality improvement projects done locally to provide credit for Part IV Maintenance of Certification), oversees development of ambulatory guidelines for clinical care, and facilitates development and optimization of clinical decision support in the electronic health record to address population management and quality of care. He has a breadth of operational experience, having previously served as Medical Director of the Chelsea Health Center (one of two residency training locations at UMHS) and as Service Chief of the inpatient Newborn Service. In addition to these multiple opportunities for real life change leadership, Dr Greenberg also holds a Master’s degree  in Health Services Administration from the University Of Michigan School Of Public Health. Dr Greenberg has spoken frequently at local, regional, and national meetings on quality improvement topics and is a member of the STFM Tier-2 Leading Change task force. 

Jennifer Johnson, MSHS

Jennifer Johnson is co-chair of the Leading Change Fellowship and is the division administrator in Division of Family Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. She has been with the division for the past 6 years and the university for over 14 years.  Jennifer received her Masters of Science in Health Sciences from George Washington University with a specialty in Health Care Quality. Jennifer is a certified content expert in the patient centered medical home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. She is a member of ADFM and STFM and was the 2013 ADFM Membership Chair and Pre-Conference Chair for Administrators. In 2014, she was the Chair-elect for the ADFM Administrators and in now the Chair for 2015. In addition, she is on the Leadership Committee with ADFM. Her career passions are population health, patient advocacy, and the patient centered medical home. Jennifer is serving as the fellowship co-chair along with Michael Mendoza, MD, MPH, MS. 

Michael Mendoza, MD, MPH, MS

Dr Mendoza is medical director of Highland Family Medicine, the primary residency teaching practice for the Highland Hospital/ University of Rochester Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr Mendoza completed his residency and chief residency at the UCSF/San Francisco General Hospital Family Medicine Residency.  He graduated with a masters in business administration from the University of Rochester, a masters in public health from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and his medical and undergraduate degrees from the University of Chicago. Since Dr Mendoza began as medical director in 2009, Highland Family Medicine has seen unprecedented growth and has earned numerous local and national accolades for promoting and disseminating best practice in team-based, interprofessional care, education, and scholarship. He led the transition to a new EMR and oversaw the implementation of a number of local and regional grants and demonstration projects. Dr Mendoza also serves as health innovation consultant for the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency, one of the nation’s oldest and most effective regional health planning organizations. His academic interests are in practice innovation, health information technology, and promoting evidence-based practice at the point of care. He is a former member of the STFM Education Committee and a 2010 recipient of the STFM Foundation New Faculty Scholars Award. Dr Mendoza is serving as the fellowship co-chair along with Jennifer Johnson MSHS.

Tanner Nissly, DO

Dr Tanner Nissly is a full-spectrum family physician and assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Minnesota Department of Family and Community Medicine, North Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from Iowa State University, and attended medical school at Des Moines University. Dr Nissly traveled northward to complete his family medicine residency at the North Memorial Program. Following residency he joined faculty at his program. He has completed a faculty development fellowship at the University of Minnesota, and also completed STFM's Leading Change Fellowship in 2015-16. He has seen patients at the Broadway Family Medicine Clinic and taught family medicine in North Minneapolis since 2010. Current interests and work include point of care ultrasound (POCUS), urban underserved medicine, physician burnout, doctor-patient communication, medication-assisted therapy, opioid use disorder, and interprofessional education.

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