Julie P.W. Bynum, M.D., M.P.H. is Associate Professor of Medicine at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Dr. Bynum received her medical and public health degrees from Johns Hopkins, did her residency training at Dartmouth, and completed her research and specialty training in Geriatric Medicine back at Johns Hopkins. She then joined the faculty at Dartmouth Medical School where her work is focused on healthcare delivery for an aging population. Dr. Bynum has been a Robert Wood Johnson Physician Faculty Scholar and a National Institute of Aging Beeson Scholar to study quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery to high-risk elderly. One of Dr. Bynum’s contributions to the field has been to develop a method of creating “virtual” physician-hospital networks that were used in the conceptual development of the Accountable Care Organization legislation. She continued her policy-relevant efforts as a 2011-2013 Health & Aging Policy Fellow funded by the Atlantic Philanthropies and as a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee that published “Vital Signs: Core Metrics for Health and Health Care Progress.” She also is the lead author on a Dartmouth Atlas report titled, “Our Parents, Ourselves: Healthcare for an Aging Population.” She also has an active NIH-funded research program that covers areas related to aging populations including studies of high cost high need Medicare beneficiaries, the effectiveness of osteoporosis fracture management, and health care in the context of cognitive impairment and dementia, as well as other studies.