Editorial Advisory Board Profile:
Michael Painter, JD, MD
Senior Program Officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Physician, attorney, and health care policy advocate, Michael Painter is a senior program officer and a senior member of the RWJF Quality/Equality team. 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.