Mr. Geppert is currently a Senior Research Leader in the Health and Consumer Solutions Business Unit of Battelle Memorial Institute and is responsible for solutions related to Quality Improvement. Mr. Geppert earned his law and master’s degrees at Harvard University and joined Battelle from his previous position as senior research analyst with the Health Care Economics Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research and Center for Health Policy at Stanford University. He has 24 years of total work experience, including 22 years in the health services research field in progressively supervisory positions. Mr. Geppert served as Project Director of the Support for Quality Indicators (SQI) project, which provides technical support to users, provides annual updates to indicator specifications, maintains software and documentation, conducts communication and transparency activities, and provides for data security. The SQI project develops software that health professionals can apply to their own hospital discharge data. In this role, Mr. Geppert was responsible for technical performance and quality assurance of all project products, served as a primary technical point of contact for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and provided technical leadership on all tasks. Previously, Mr. Geppert also served as the team leader responsible for HEDIS Effectiveness of Care measure reporting for Pilgrim Health Care (PHC) and represented PHC on the New England HEDIS Coalition. He also served as Principal Investigator (PI) on a National Institute on Aging Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to construct research files of Medicare claims data linked to respondents from the Health and Retirement Survey. This was a multi-year project with more than one organization and a sizeable budget (in excess of $1 million).