Senior Director of Operations, Health
Ayodola Anise is the senior director of operations working across FasterCures, Center for Public Health, Center for the Future of Aging, and Feeding Change. She brings over two decades of experience in advising on and implementing strategy, leading operations, developing staff, and collaborating meaningfully with internal and external stakeholders for organizational effectiveness, efficiency, and equity. Anise brings programmatic expertise on advancing patient, community, and stakeholder engagement, health and health care quality and equity, patient-centered comparative effectiveness research (CER), and health payments based on value and population health. Most recently, Anise served as the deputy director for the National Academy of Medicine Leadership Consortium for a Learning Health System, translating the mission and vision into strategic approaches across the areas of culture, inclusion, and equity; evidence generation; digital health; and value incentives and systems. Previously, Anise worked as a senior program officer for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) where she managed a $78 million patient-centered CER portfolio to improve health care systems and health care equity and led initiatives to foster collaboration among researchers and partners. Before joining PCORI, Anise worked at the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution, where she managed a range of initiatives related to health care quality and equity, including efforts with states and hospitals to standardize the collection of race/ethnicity and language data and use the data to reduce disparities. Prior to Brookings, Anise worked as a senior associate for the Lewin Group, a health care research and consulting firm, and as a project coordinator for a study on women’s health at Georgetown University. Anise earned a bachelor’s in English writing with minors in chemistry and biology from the University of Pittsburgh and a master of health science from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.