Brent Egan, MD
Sen. Medical Director

Brent M. Egan, MD is Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville and Senior Medical Director in the Care Coordination Institute. He received his MD (1978) at the University of Michigan. His research interests center on metabolic syndrome, hypertension and vascular disease, and medical and social determinant drivers of cardiometabolic outcomes in populations. The work led to more than 320 original papers and reviews, positions on 7 editorial boards, and selection on the U.S. Best Doctors list for 1998–2014. He started the Outpatient Quality Improvement Network (OQUIN) Hypertension Initiative at MUSC in 1999 to collaborate with primary care physicians in South Carolina to optimize control of modifiable cardiovascular risk factors, reduce cardiovascular events, and improve health equity. South Carolina improved from 50th in cardiovascular mortality in 1995 to 33rd in 2008 among states in the U.S. OQUIN transitioned to the Care Coordination Institute (CCI) in Greenville, He received the Marvin Moser Award from the AHA Hypertension Council in 2018 for contributions to clinical management of hypertension. Dr. Egan’s current efforts center on cardiometabolic health and health equity and improving care for adults with multiple chronic conditions.

Rob Davis
Executive Director

Rob Davis has diverse experiences with startup companies as well as Fortune 100 companies and research organizations. He has a 25 plus year career with AT&T companies and for the past decade has devoted his career to not-for-profit companies combining expertise in data warehousing, quality and operations to support healthcare transformation. Rob is currently the Executive Director of the Care Coordination Institute Labs (CCI). CCI includes over 10,000 physicians and providers who serve over 4 million active patients from over 800 sites in SC. CCI actively monitors patient treatment and outcomes and supports physicians in best serving their patients. Recently work has focused on population health and the systems to support the transformation from a fee for service model to a value model in healthcare.

Farris Fleming
Research and Grants Coordinator

Farris Fleming received her business degree from Furman University. She has held several positions in the healthcare field over the last thirteen years including roles in finance and insurance and as a Master Scheduler for a Family Medicine Residency Program. At CCI, she is responsible for project management assisting in event coordination and project planning. Ms. Fleming is also responsible for the finance and accounting needs for CCI Labs grants and contracts and proposal administration.

Jason Howard
Software Engineer

Mr. Howard has a computer science degree from Mars Hill University and has over fifteen years of information technology and quality improvement experience in healthcare. He is responsible for data acquisition, quality, and analytics for CCI Labs projects. His previous experience includes all facets of system administration, data analytics, including ETL, as well as extensive experience in multiple electronic health records. Jason is also a Lean Six Sigma certified green belt.

Dave Ramsey
Director of Informatics

Manages all technology utilization and deployment among CCI Labs and its research or quality improvement partners. Oversees all information technology aspects of CCI Labs including data collection, incorporation into the CCI database, analytics, reporting and assists in the delivery of quality improvement initiatives. Directly responsible for all data analysis of financial data tied to patient claims. Assists CCI leadership in operational financial management and systems.

Kim Roberts
Associate Quality Specialist

Ms. Roberts has a nursing degree from Florida Hospital College and has experience in Quality and Performance Improvement within the healthcare field.  In her current position, she is responsible for implementing Quality Improvement projects such as MAP, a hypertension control project.  She serves as a Practice Facilitator for multiple practices as they engage in these QI projects and serves as an educator and trainer for staff in various roles in many practices in SC. Her belief is that the best way to take care of patients and their families is to deliver evidence based care, and she wants to see research affect best practices for providers.

Susan Sutherland, PhD
Senior Biostatistician

Lends her experience and expertise to advancing research and population health initiatives. She collaborates with investigative teams, scientists and administrators to develop, implement and evaluate programs to improve the health of all people. Her current research focus includes analyzing complex health data to inform primary and secondary prevention efforts and developing a hierarchical clustering framework in which to investigate and develop programs for patients with multiple chronic conditions.

C. Shaun Wagner, PhD
Senior Software Engineer

Responsible for all CCI Labs data holdings and organization of data. Develops scorecards, huddle reports, web sites and program specific data analyses. Provides data extracts and analyses for research projects and contributes as an author to research publications. Develops ad-hoc analyses for the Chief Scientist and others to characterize the patients and their health for CCI Labs data sets. Apart from CCI, Shaun is a professor at local universities, Furman University and University of South Carolina-Upstate. He teaches courses in computer architecture, database management, software development, and ethical/legal considerations in technology applications.

Ellison Welton
Physician Liason

Over the past 24 years, Ms. Welton has held several positions in the healthcare field such as a Bereavement Coordinator, Patient and Family Liaison in a Level 1 Trauma Center and a Community Assessment Therapist that have included advocacy for patients and families in need or crisis. In those capacities, Ms. Welton has endeavored to provide timely information and to serve as a resource to these patients when they need it the most. In her current role as Provider Relations Coordinator, Ms. Welton is responsible for ensuring deliverables are met for collaborations with DHEC and CDC on several multi-year grants. She created a quarterly workshop series entitled Chrysalis that seeks to educate providers and healthcare staff on various topics of interest in the field. Ms. Welton manages a network of over 12,500 providers and seeks to expand the services of CCI including online reporting capabilities and quality improvement projects throughout the entire state of SC.

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