Aaron McKethan is an Assistant Professor in the Duke School of Medicine Department of Population Health Sciences and a Senior Policy Fellow in the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy. He recently served as the Chief Data Officer for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

His career in government, academia and the private sector has focused on health care delivery innovation, data and information technology. Before coming to Duke and NCDHHS, he co-founded RxAnte, a predictive analytics and technology company focusing on improving population health (acquired in 2016).

Previously, he directed the Beacon Communities program – the nation’s largest health IT cooperative agreement 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.

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