Allen Fremont is a Physician Policy Researcher and Sociologist based at the RAND Corporation, with academic appointments at UCLA. He has more than two decades’ experience working with local, regional, and national healthcare delivery systems on translational research projects designed to address gaps in health care and improve population health. For example, Dr. Fremont co-led RAND’s role in establishing the National Health Plan Collaborative to reduce disparities in care, a novel public-private partnership that included health plans caring for more than 100 million members. He Directs RAND’s Q-DART Project which focuses on spread of methods and decision tools to help health care systems more effectively target quality improvement interventions in diverse populations and was Co-Editor of the Handbook of Medical Sociology, 5th and 6th Editions. Dr. Fremont also has or is playing key roles in the leadership of multistakeholder, public-private efforts in California throughout California, such as the Right Care Initiative which seeks to reduce preventable morbidity and mortality among Californians, or Be There San Diego, which seeks to make San Diego a Heart Attack and Stroke Free Zone. For the past seven years, he also has taken on the role of a being patient with a serious chronic illness. That illness, and all that goes with it, have posed unexpected challenges and opportunities for him in the workplace, and life more generally. He is happily married and the proud parent of 19 and 14-year-old sons, and a 6-year-old Labradoodle.