Dr. Clarke is a practicing internist with over 15 years of healthcare experience and extensive expertise in care transformation, clinical analytics, and population health.
As a federally funded health services researcher, Robin is broadly published on innovations in medical home transformation, population behavioral healthcare, and care coordination. As a physician executive for UCLA Health’s ACO, Robin developed and led the enterprise-wide care transformation infrastructure. This data, analytics, and clinician infrastructure continues to expand now including over 1000 clinicians, all specialties and sites of care, and dozens of QI projects. It enables UCLA to achieve its ACO financial and clinical goals, is the topic of national publication and presentations, and is a model being replicated by other delivery systems.
These experiences inspired Robin to co-found Ursa Health with a vision that meaningful value-based care transformation is possible through scaling customized, data-driven, clinician-led solutions.
Robin received his medical degree from Cornell University, and his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University. He completed residency in Internal Medicine at UCLA Medical Center. He completed the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at UCLA/RAND and received his Masters in the Science of Health Services at the UCLA School of Public Health. He is Board-certified in Internal Medicine.
Andrew Hackbarth is an Assistant Policy Researcher at the RAND Corporation and a Quality Advisor for UCLA Health. His research focuses on health care payment reform, measurement of health care quality and value, and the development of custom measures using electronic health record data; a number of his papers on these and related topics have been published in the peer-reviewed literature, including in the Journal of the American Medical Association and the New England Journal of Medicine.
Since 2012 he has taught a graduate course on health care improvement for the UCLA Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar program. In 2013, he completed a two-year detail as an Advisor to the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, during which time he was awarded the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services Award of Excellence. Prior to these positions, he worked for seven years at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, where his responsibilities included leading measurement efforts for the 100,000 Lives and 5 Million Lives Campaigns. He holds a master’s degree in Policy Analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School, where he was the first recipient of the James Q. Wilson Dissertation Fellowship award, and a bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University.
So when Steve's big brother called to enlist him in scaling out the solution that he'd developed at UCLA so that UCLA's success could be replicated at healthcare providers across the country, Steve was right on board.