Erickson Promoted to Vice President for Governmental and Regulatory Affairs for American College of Physicians

Has management responsibility for new ACP department of Health Policy and Regulatory Affairs

December 10, 2012

(Washington) Shari M. Erickson today was promoted to vice president for Governmental and Regulatory Affairs by the American College of Physicians (ACP). Previously director of ACP's Regulatory and Insurer Affairs since March 2011, she now has senior management responsibility for the new ACP department of Health Policy and Regulatory Affairs. Erickson has broad management responsibilities for ACP's Division of Governmental Affairs and Public Policy-which encompasses health policy, regulatory and congressional affairs, and public affairs-reporting directly to Robert (Bob) Doherty, ACP's senior vice president, Governmental Affairs and Public Policy.

The new department, which functions within the ACP Division of Governmental Affairs and Public Policy, integrates staff functions dealing with policy, advocacy and regulatory affairs into a seamless entity to provide continued effective management of governance and external relationships.

From 2007 to 2011, Erickson worked as a senior associate in ACP's Center for Practice Improvement and Innovation. Her primary focus was on facilitating the development and implementation of Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) pilot and demonstration projects. She also assisted in developing major policy papers; advocacy positions; and new products, programs and services to support ACP members. Prior to joining ACP, Erickson worked for the National Quality Forum (NQF) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM).

Erickson earned a Master of Public Health from The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2009.

The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP members include 133,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internists specialize in the prevention, detection, and treatment of illness in adults. Follow ACP on Twitter and Facebook.

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