Editorial Advisory Board Profile:
Michael Painter, JD, MD
Senior Program Officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Physician, attorney, and health policy advocate, Michael Painter is a senior program officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. His work includes identifying cutting edge ideas and investments that could help build a Culture of Health, ensuring that health equity is front and center in efforts to build a Culture of Health and driving understanding about the value proposition in health. In 2003-2004, Painter was an RWJF Health Policy Fellow with the office of Senator William H. Frist, MD, former majority leader. Prior to that, he was the chief of medical staff at the Seattle Indian Health Board, a community health center serving urban American Indians and Alaska Natives. He has a clinical faculty appointment with the University of Washington, Department of Family Medicine. Born in Oklahoma and member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, he is a policy advocate at the national, state, and local levels regarding health care issues affecting urban American Indians and Alaska Natives. Michael holds a JD from Stanford Law School, and an MD from University of Washington. He lives in Princeton Junction, NJ, with his wife, Mary and their two children.