The Affirmant Staff is here to support our local chapters and their efforts in Clinical Integration. We do this by bringing together subject matter experts from across our network to share the best practices; negotiating with health plan partners to bend the cost curve and share in the rewards; and using data from tools such as Epic, to help us make higher value decisions at the point of care.
Bill Mayer, MD, MPH, president and CEO
Dr. Mayer has over 25 years of leadership experience in health care and health-related organizations. His roles have included program director at the National Cancer Institute; co-leader of professional health care consulting at The Wyatt Company—now Towers Watson – in Washington, D.C.; corporate medical director, division president and executive vice president at Kellogg Company; medical director at United Health Care; and chief quality officer, chief medical informatics officer and senior vice president for Managed Care and Community Health at Bronson Healthcare. For over 20 years of his career, he also volunteered as a primary care physician at Community Health Centers in the Washington, DC area and Michigan.
Mayer has served on the faculty of the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program and the Western Michigan University’s Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, as a lecturer in epidemiology at The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Hygiene and Public Health, as a committee member at the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine, and as a reviewer for the New England Journal of Medicine. He has published a number of peer-reviewed papers and book chapters on such subjects as black/white differences in
cancers of the breast and bladder, cancer prevention in primary care, and assessing and improving health
In addition to his professional responsibilities at Affirmant Health Partners, Dr. Mayer advises the director of the Michigan Medicaid program as a member of the State of Michigan Medical Care Advisory Council and is a volunteer with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. He is board certified in Preventive Medicine.