Marci Nielsen, PhD, MPH
Chief Executive Officer, Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative
Marci Nielsen, PhD, MPH, is the Chief Executive Officer of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC). Marci held previous positions as: Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs and Associate Professor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine; Executive Director of the Kansas Health Policy Authority (KHPA) -- the single state agency managing Medicaid, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, the State Employee Health Plan, health information technology and health policy; the health lobbyist and assistant director of legislation for the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO); and legislative assistant to US Senator Bob Kerrey (D-Nebraska).
She is on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Family Medicine and the National Academy for State Health Policy, was a committee member for the Institute of Medicine’s Leading Health Indicators for Healthy People 2020 and Living Well with Chronic Illness: A Call for Public Health Action. Early in her career she served as a Peace Corps volunteer and in the US Army Reserves. She holds a PhD from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, an MPH from George Washington University, and a BS in biology and psychology from Briar Cliff College.