Aaron McKethan, PhD

Aaron McKethan, PhD, Health Policy Lead for Duke Forge
Health Policy Lead

Dr. McKethan has held leadership roles in academia, the private sector, and state and federal government. He currently serves as the Chief Data Officer for the Department of Health and Human Services of the State of North Carolina. At Duke, in addition to his role as Health Policy Lead for Duke Forge, he is also Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences and Senior Policy Fellow at the Margolis Center for Health Policy. In 2011, he co-founded RxAnte, a healthcare analytics and technology company using payer and other data to improve medication use on a population scale. The company was acquired by UPMC Enterprises in 2016. Previously, he directed the nation’s largest health IT cooperative agreement program, the Beacon Communities, at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. This work helped modernize the nation’s healthcare network through $250 million in regional grants and assistance to 17 selected communities over three years.

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