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Nancy E. Dunlap, MD, PhD, MBA, is Professor Emerita of Medicine, Scholar at the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and President of the Alabama Public Health Institute.  She has practiced medicine in the field of pulmonary critical care for over 25 years and held executive positions in two academic medical centers, most recently as Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia.  She served as the Medical Director for the Tuberculosis Control Unit of the Alabama Department of Public Health, Vice President for Ambulatory Services of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Health System, and Chief Operating Officer of the Kirklin Clinic, the faculty practice site for UAB.  Nancy participated in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellowship Program where she worked on the Health Subcommittee of Energy and Commerce in the U.S. House of Representatives.  She later served as Physician-in-Residence at the Center for Best Practices at the National Governor’s Association in Washington D. C. helping states address issues related to health. Throughout her career, Nancy has worked to improve healthcare quality and outcomes through more efficient patient care delivery processes and information technology.  Nancy is now working through the Alabama Public Health Institute to bridge government and private efforts to improve the health of the people of Alabama.  Nancy holds a M.D. from Duke University School of Medicine, Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.