Chief Improvement Officer
Charles J (Charlie) Homer, MD, MPH, is Chief Improvement Officer at Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath), a Boston based nonprofit organization working to disrupt poverty. He also serves as a case investigator with the Massachusetts COVID-19 Community Tracing Collaborative. Before joining EMPath, Dr. Homer served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Services Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, US DHHS from April 2015 through December, 2016. Prior to this, 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 until 2015. Under his leadership, NICHQ focused on using improvement science to address both clinical quality of care and the broad social conditions that contribute to childhood health and well-being. 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 federal 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.