Maria Michaelsis a Public Health Advisor at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), using technology to transform data into health action. She leads initiatives on Adapting Clinical Guidelines for the Digital Age and Making Electronic Data More Available for Research and Public Health (MedMorph) and participates in national and international initiatives related to computable knowledge, data harmonization, data exchange, and other health data standards activities such as multiple HL7 work groups – including interim co-chair of the Learning Health Systems (LHS) Work Group – CDS Connect Work Group Chair, Systematic Review Data Repository Plus (SRDR+) Governance Board, Guidelines International Network North America (GIN/NA) Steering Group, World Health Organization (WHO) SMART Guidelines initiative, and others.

She previously served as Technical Lead/Program Manager for HITECH Clinical Quality Measure Policy and Operations at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and as Program Manager at the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI’s) Cancer Human Biobank (CaHUB) as well as with the health systems of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), where she directed Meaningful Use, and the Johns Hopkins University (JHU), where she managed a large research program. She holds a BS in Biology and BS in Psychology from VCU, MBA from the JHU.