Julie Bynum, M.D., M.P.H. is the Margaret Terpenning Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine, Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs, Research Professor in the Institute of Gerontology, Geriatric Center Associate Director for Health Policy and Research, and a member of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation. Dr. Bynum received her medical and public health degrees from Johns Hopkins, did her residency and chief residency at Dartmouth, and completed specialty training in Geriatric Medicine back at Johns Hopkins. She then joined the faculty at Dartmouth Medical School where she received prestigious career development awards from the Robert Wood Johnson Physician Faculty Scholar Program and the National Institute of Aging Beeson Scholar Program. She is known for leading interdisciplinary research teams to study questions about the complex drivers of quality and costs for older adults and how to improve health care policy and performance using national administrative data. In addition, she has been an Atlantic Philanthropies Health & Aging Policy Fellow, was a member of the National Academy of Medicine Committee that published “Vital Signs: Core Metrics for Health and Health Care Progress” and was recently a Deputy Editor of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. She is currently a member of the National Academy of Medicine Forum on Aging, Disability and Independence and on a NAM committee on Building Data Infrastructure for Patient Centered Research. She currently leads a robust portfolio of research largely focusing health and health care for people living with dementia including a newly-funded NIA Center to Accelerate Population Research in Alzheimers.