David J. Magid, MD, MPH is the Director of Research for the Colorado Permanente Medical Group and Professor, Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy, Colorado School of Public Health, and Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Magid serves as co-Director of the NHLBI Cardiovascular Research Network (CVRN) and of the AHRQ sponsored Cardiovascular Research Consortium. At the University of Colorado he has co-chaired the Grant Committee for the Community Translation component of the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI). Dr. Magid has served on the Board of Directors of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), chaired the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Technical Advisory Panel on Emergency Care, and chaired the Kaiser Permanente National Research Council. He has also served on a number of national committees including the JCAHO/CMS AMI Quality Measure Task Force, the National Quality Forum Cardiovascular Measures Steering Committee, and the American Heart Association (AHA) Statistics Committee. Dr. Magid is the principal or co-investigator on multiple federally funded studies focused on improving the quality and safety of cardiovascular care and has a particular interest in the design and conduct of pragmatic clinical trials. Before going to medical school he worked as a backcountry ranger for the U.S. Forest Service and has climbed two of the seven summits.