Thomedi G. Ventura, MS, MSPH
Tom has earned undergraduate degrees in Physiology and Psychology from the University of Illinois and a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Purdue University. The early part of his career took place at the University of Colorado, where he worked in medical research ethics and research subject advocacy. As his interests in epidemiology and public health grew, he earned a Master of Science in Public Health from the University of Colorado Denver and became a data analyst at the Colorado Foundation for Medical Care (CFMC), Colorado’s Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO).
Tom’s work with CFMC centers on the QIO Care Transitions initiative to improve transitions from the acute care setting and prevent avoidable re-hospitalizations among Medicare beneficiaries from 14 demonstration communities across the United States. Among his contributions to this project are a conceptual model for developing appropriate outcome measures and the nurture of a cross-community palliative care interest group. In addition to his quality improvement work, Tom has served as an epidemiologist for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and in consultancies for the Reed Group and the Colorado Trust.