Charles J (Charlie) Homer, MD, MPH, is Chief Improvement Officer at EMPath and a senior consultant to the Center for the Urban Child and Healthy Family program at Boston Medical Center. Prior to this, Dr. Homer served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Services Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, US DHHS in the Obama Administration from April 2015 through December, 2016. Before joining the Federal government, he co-founded the National Institute for Children's Health Quality (NICHQ) in July 1999, and then served as the organization's president and CEO. A general pediatrician, he is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He is a past member of the third US Preventive Services Taskforce, the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children as well as numerous panels devoted to child health, health care and quality measurement. Charlie obtained his bachelor's degree from Yale University, his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a master's degree in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.