Population Health Advisory Board


Dr. Dee Edington, Ph.D.

Founder & Chairman, Edington Associates

Dee Edington, Ph.D is the Founder and Chairman of Edington Associates, LLC. He is the Founder and Professor of the University of Michigan Health Management Research Center and was the Director of the Center until June 2011. In addition to his research and teaching, Dr. Edington spent 25 years in academic administration. Trained in mathematics, kinesiology, and biochemistry, Dr. Edington received his B.S and Ph.D degrees from Michigan State University and completed his M.S. at Florida State University. He did post doctoral work at the University of Toronto and taught at the University of Massachusetts before coming to Michigan in 1976. Dr. Edington’s research focuses on the precursors of disease and vitality. His interest is in the relationships between healthy lifestyles, vitality, and quality of life, as they benefit both individuals and organizations. He is specifically interested in how individual health management, worksite wellness activities, and programs within organizations impact health care cost containment, productivity, and human resource development. He is the author or co-author of over 800 articles, presentations, and several books, including:

  • Biology of Physical Activity
  • Biological Awareness Frontiers of Exercise Biology
  • The One Minute Manager Balances Work and Life
  • Integrating Employee Health: A Model Program for NASA
  • Employer Health Asset Management
  • Zero Trends: Health as a Serious Economic Strategy

Dr. Edington brings nearly 40 years of expertise to Edington Associates and provides a creative learning environment to help organizations move towards achieving a Champion Company status.

 Jane Ellery - PE

Dr. Jane Ellery, Ph.D.

Associate Director Fisher Institute for Wellness and Gerontology, Ball State University

Dr. Jane Ellery joined the faculty at the Fisher Institute for Wellness and Gerontology at Ball State University in August of 2003.  With experience in workplace wellness, managed care administration, workers compensations programming, community-based cardiac rehabilitation, and hospital-based cardiovascular diagnostics, Dr. Ellery serves as the Program Director for the Wellness Management graduate program. Dr. Ellery received her Ph.D. in Public Health from the University of South Florida and has served in many community-based health and wellness capacities.


Gregory Jacobs, FSA, MAAA

Consulting Actuary

Gregory Jacobs joined Milliman in 1977 as an actuary. He served as the company’s Equity Principal from 1988 until 2000 when he transitioned to Principal, a position he held until his retirement in 2003. Jacobs now works as an actuarial consultant assisting clients with strategic planning, product development, financial reporting and litigation support.  He is a frequent speaker and author on insurance issues within the insurance industry and actuarial forums. Jacobs graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with a B.S. in Liberal Arts and Sciences with Highest Distinction in Actuarial Science.

Additional Boards & Associations

  • Indianapolis Actuarial Club, Former President
  • Tri-State (IN, OH, KY) Actuaries Club, Former President
  • Society of Actuaries’ Financial Reporting Section Council, Former Chairman
  • Society of Actuaries’ Product Development Section Council
  • American Academy of Actuaries
  • Society of Actuaries
 B Motheral PIC 2014

Brenda Motheral, RPh, MBA, PhD

Co-founder & CEO, Archimedes

Brenda Motheral is a 20-year veteran of the pharmacy benefit management industry who has demonstrated relentless pursuit of healthcare innovation driven by data analytics and evidence-based medicine.  Currently, Dr. Motheral is the Co-Founder and CEO of Archimedes, a specialty drug management company that addresses the unprecedented increases in specialty spend through business intelligence, consultation, and technology-based solutions.

From 2011 to 2015, Dr. Motheral launched and led Artemetrx, a data analytics and consulting firm.  Dr. Motheral previously held executive positions at Healthways and Express Scripts, where she served as the Senior Vice President of Research and Product.  Dr. Motheral has published more than 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts, received several national research awards, and authored numerous seminal industry reports.

Dr. Motheral holds a PhD focused in Health Economics, a Master of Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy.


Dr. Dexter Shurney, MD, MBA, MPH

Chief Medical Director for Global Benefits, Health & Wellness, Cummins, Inc.

Dr. Dexter Shurney joined Cummins as the Chief Medical Director for Global Benefits, Health & Wellness in January of 2013.  He has an extensive background in health care management and policy, preventive medicine and wellness, disease management, and managed care administration/benefit design. Prior to joining Cummins, Dr. Shurney was the Chief Medical Director of the Employee Health Plan for Vanderbilt University and Medical Center. Shurney received his M.D. from Howard University College of Medicine, his M.B.A. in International Finance from the University of Detroit Mercy, and his M.P.H. Preventive Medicine/Public Health from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Additional Boards & Associations

  • The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), Board Member
  • Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI), Board Member
  • American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ), Board Member & ACMQ elected delegate to the American Medical Association (AMA)
  • Care Continuum Alliance (CCA), Former Board Member
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), Former Chair of the Business Strategies Committee
  • Population Health Management, Editorial Board
  • The American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, Editorial Board
  • Integrating Wellness into Your Disease Management Programs, Book Co-Author