Aaron McKethan

Aaron McKethan

Aaron McKethan is the Chief Data Officer at DHHS. His career in government, academia and the private sector has focused on health care delivery innovation, data and information technology.

Most recently, he co-founded a successful predictive analytics and technology company focusing on improving population health (acquired in 2016). Previously, he directed the Beacon Communities program at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

He also previously served as Research Director in health policy at the Brookings Institution, where he led projects focused on provider payment reform, health care quality and state health policy. He also previously served in various roles in health care management consulting.

In addition to his role at DHHS, McKethan is Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences at the Duke University School of Medicine, a Senior Policy Fellow at the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, and Assistant Adjunct Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the State Health Plan.

McKethan’s academic work has appeared in such publications as the Journal of the American Medical Association, the New England Journal of Medicine and Health Affairs.