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Michael Howell, MD, MPH, is the chief clinical officer and deputy chief health officer at Google Health, where he focuses on how machine learning can help improve real-world healthcare. He was previously chief quality officer at the University of Chicago Medicine, where he was the senior physician responsible for overseeing the quality of care at the health system. He also founded UChicago’s Center for Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation, which is dedicated to transforming the health delivery system into an engine not just of learning but of discovery. An active investigator, Michael has published more than 100 research articles, editorials, and book chapters that have been cited more than 5,000 times and incorporated into national guidelines. These studies have also been covered by CNN, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Consumer Reports. He previously served at Harvard and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in a variety of roles focused on critical care quality and novel uses of electronically derived healthcare data. Michael also serves on quality- and safety-related national advisory and guideline panels for the CDC, Medicare, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and other professional associations. A critical care medicine physician, he is a graduate of Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine, and the Harvard School of Public Health and an alumnus of the Robert Wood Johnson Physician Faculty Scholars program. Michael is a Fellow of the second class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.