Trajectory Healthcare, LLC is a population health analytics solutions company. We help evaluate, improve, and design population health management programs using your evidence and our patented analytics tools.
Founded in 2002, Trajectory HealthCare has provided epidemiologic consulting services to a full range of health-related organizations, including Medicare programs, Medicaid Agencies, commercial health plans (large and small), care management vendors, employer groups, investment bankers, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Disease Management Association of America (now the Population Health Alliance), Academy Health, accreditation agencies such as URAC, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
- Chair, Garry Carneal, JD MA, Strategic Planning/Business Development (Annapolis, Maryland)
President & CEO, Schooner Strategies, Annapolis, MD. Board, Population Health Impact Institute. Former: CEO URAC
- Cecilia Claudio-Lytle, Information Technology (Phoenix, Arizona)
Retired. Former: CIO, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Karen C. Davis, PhD, Associate Professor, Computer Science and Software Engineering, Miami University (Oxford, Ohio)
- Mike Halloran, Marketing/Sales Strategy (Cincinnati, Ohio)
- James Harrison, JD, Legal Counsel/Business Support (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Lawyer & Partner, Wood & Lamping
- Gary Lake, FSA Actuarial Sciences (Bethesda, Maryland)
- Gary Montrose, MS, Health care strategy consultant (Denver, Colorado) Co-founder, Population Health Impact Institute
- Uwe Munzinger, International Brand Management (Berlin, Germany)
- Nicholas Orfan, MD, Clinical/Medical Oversight (Hagerstown, Maryland)
Adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatrics, West Virginia University
- Mark Smith, JD, Intellectual Property Legal Counsel (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Smith & Brandenburg, Treasurer, Trajectory Healthcare, LLC.
Thomas Wilson, PhD Founder and Chief Science Officer
Thomas Wilson, PhD, DrPH is an epidemiologist specializing in the design, evaluation, and science-based improvement of population health programs and the founder of Trajectory HealthCare, LLC. The Company has provided services to Medicare programs, Medicaid Agencies, health plans, care management vendors, employer groups, investment bankers, and non-profit groups (e.g. BCBS Association, CCA (DMAA), Academy Health, AHRQ & URAC). Dr. Wilson was awarded two patents in 2010 and has licensed them to Trajectory for use in the healthcare industry; these patents are the basis of the Trajectory software products.
(Dr. Wilson sitting at the John Snow Pub in London, England, where at a water pump right outside, Dr. Snow, in 1854, founded the science of epidemiology. Click to learn more about pub and its namesake.)
Garry Carneal, JD, Chief Executive Officer
Garry Carneal is a leading expert in health care having researched, written and published extensively on quality, medical management, information technology and regulatory trends. He has established a track record helping trade associations, accreditation organizations, nonprofits and other health-related businesses scale nationally. Throughout his career, Garry has brought to market over 20 accreditation programs that have been recognized by 45 states and three federal agencies. He serves on numerous boards and committees in support of improving the U.S. healthcare system. Garry received an undergraduate degree from Washington & Lee University, a master’s degree from Yale University and a law degree from the University of Virginia.
Patty Jenkins, Office Manager
Patty Jenkins serves as Trajectory’s office manager. She is responsible for human resources, bookkeeping and office administration. Prior to joining Trajectory and Schooner Strategies, she worked in a law firm for 25 years in Washington, D.C. She also is a volunteer for several organizations in the Annapolis Community.
Stephen Siegel, Website and IT Support
Stephen is the lead developer, overseeing Trajectory’s website and other web applications. He has an educational background in both design and programming, and continually researches new technologies and best practices to refine his workflow. Prior to joining the team, he has worked on a variety of projects in a freelance capacity both in and out of the healthcare spectrum.
James Newman, Information Technology Support
Jim Newman has decades long experience in Corporate IT having worked with Fifth Third Bank, IBM Global Services and Procter & Gamble. Jim is a graduate of Alfred University and holds a degree in Political Science.
Dr. Wilson is the founder of Trajectory Healthcare, LLC. He saw an opportunity to bring principles of epidemiology to the healthcare data analytic space as an innovative way to help improve the health of populations, better optimize resources, and reduce overall costs.
In 2010, Wilson was awarded two patents related to analyzing and optimizing “resource allocations in cohort time” from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. These patents have been licensed to Trajectory Healthcare, LLC for use in healthcare and are the basis of new “event-based” analytic software products.
In 2004, Wilson was named one of the top 25 leaders in the nation in Disease Management (DM) by Managed Healthcare Executive, a leading healthcare industry journal. In May 2009, Wilson was invited to present a statement on behalf of the ABQAURP, AHIMA Foundation, CMSA, IHPM, and PHI Institute to the Federal Coordinating Committee on Comparative Effectiveness Research. The statement advocated for “transparency of methods” and the need to reform the peer-review process in comparative effectiveness research. In 2009, he served as a member of the AHRQ’s Health Care Quality and Effectiveness Research (HCQER) study section. In 2010, Wilson served on the AHRQ “Clinical and Health Outcomes Initiative in Comparative Effectiveness” (CHOICE) Grants and the AHRQ “Special Emphasis Panel (SEP)” study section and on the advisory board of the AHRQ-NICHM sponsored “Evaluation of Wellness Program” initiative.
Wilson’s publications include contributor (and associate editor) to the encyclopedic Cambridge World History of Human Disease, commissioned works on disease management or wellness evaluation from the DMAA (now Population Health Alliance), URAC and the Academy Health’s State Coverage Initiatives, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Other writings have appeared in the American Journal of Hypertension, American Journal of Managed Care, Annals of Internal Medicine, Barron’s Weekly, Cambridge University Press, Case-in-Point, Circulation, Disease Management, Duke University Press, Employee Benefit News, Health Affairs, Joint Commission Journal of Quality and Safety, Journal of the American Geriatric Society, Lancet, Patient Safety and Quality, Professional Case Management, Statistics in Medicine, Journal of Health and Productivity, and others. Wilson is also a frequent speaker at national meetings on the use of evidence-based principles to drive care management program improvement and assess impact of population health improvement initiatives.
Wilson received his DrPH in epidemiology from the School of Public Health at University of California, Los Angeles and his PhD in bio-history from BGSU (Ohio); he also did post-doctoral work at the London School of Tropical Hygiene and Medicine and the RAND Corporation. Wilson’s professional positions include Corporate Epidemiologist at Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, a faculty research position at the Schools of Public Health at Columbia University, a NIH (NHLBI) post-doctoral fellowship position in cardiovascular diseases and a Fulbright award lectureship at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados.
Wilson has conducted several “Rapid Epidemiological Surveys” (RES) of hypertension and diabetes prevalence in the Caribbean and Africa.
Wilson is also the co-founder (with Gary Montrose) and board chair of a 501c3 non-profit organization, the Population Heath Impact Institute (www.PHIinstitute.org). This organization advocates for credible, independent, and transparent evaluations of organized population health management programs. The PHI Institute has been awarded grants from the Health Industry Forum at Brandeis University and the Institute for Health and Productivity Management. In 2008, the Institute assembled a national group of health experts to draft a set of standards for impact evaluation. Those standards have formed the foundation of a “Healthcare Transparency & Attribution Program” (H-TAP) for population health programs and the “Methods Evaluation Process” (MEP) certification for individuals.
Wilson has a wife and two daughters and lives in Loveland, Ohio, a suburb in the northeast sector of Cincinnati where Trajectory was invented in the room above the garage.