Suzanne Belinson, Ph.D., M.P.H, is the Executive Director of the Center for Clinical Effectiveness at the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), a national federation of 36 independent community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. The Blue system is the nation's largest health insurer covering over 100 million- one-in-three Americans. As the Executive Director for the Center for Clinical Effectiveness, Dr. Belinson leads the operational and financial responsibilities of the center. In addition, in part of the leadership team in the Office of Clinical Affairs she focuses on the development of emerging programs and services that enhance clinical effectiveness for the independent BCBS Plans. Before joining BCBSA, Dr. Belinson served as a NIH Clinical Cancer Fellow at Northwestern University where her work focused on community based interventions. Dr. Belinson developed and tested community based models for cervical cancer screening with both domestic and international applications. Dr. Belinson continues to serve as adjunct faculty at Northwestern University. Dr. Belinson received her bachelor's degree from Cleveland State University, and a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also holds a Masters in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh.