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Michael D. Howell, MD MPH


Michael is the Chief Clinical Officer at Google, where he leads the team of clinical experts who provide guidance for Google’s health-related products, research, and services. His career has been devoted to improving the quality, safety, and science of how care is delivered and helping people get the best information across their health journey. He previously served as the University of Chicago Medicine's Chief Quality Officer, was associate professor of medicine at the University of Chicago and at Harvard Medical School, and practiced pulmonary and critical care medicine for many years. Michael has published more than 100 research articles, editorials, and book chapters, and is the author of Understanding Healthcare Delivery Science, one of the foundational textbooks in the field. He has also served as an advisor for the CDC, for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and for the National Academy of Medicine.

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