Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing; Director of the Institute for Population Health Improvement, UC Davis Health System; Director of the California Cancer Reporting and Epidemiologic Surveillance Program; and Chief Quality Consultant for the California Department of Health Care Services. Former Director, Consultant, Kizer & Associates, LLC.; Adjunct Professor, School of Policy, Planning and Development, University of Southern California (Sacramento Center); Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Medsphere Systems Corporation; Founding President and Former Chief Executive Officer, National Quality Forum; Former Under Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Former positions with the University of California Davis School of Medicine: Professor and Chairman, Department of Community and International Health; Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine and Clinical Toxicology, Department of Internal Medicine. Former positions with the California Department of Health Services: Director; Chief Deputy Director for Preventive Health Services; Chief, Public Health Programs; Director, Emergency Medical Services Authority. Former Independent contract emergency physician. Former positions with the U.S. Navy: Group Medical Officer, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group One; Squadron Medical Officer, Submarine Squadron Fifteen; Staff Physician, Navy Regional Medical Center, Pearl Harbor, HI.