Dr. Blake is Vice President, Healthcare Quality at the American Medical Association, where she leads the payment and quality initiatives of the AMA’s Professional Satisfaction and Practice Sustainability unit and is principal investigator at AMA for the CMS’s Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative. From April 2013 until April 2016, she was executive director of the PCPI®, which includes among its activities the National Quality Registry Network™. A member of the Governing Committee of the National Evaluation System for health Technology (NEST) coordinating center, Dr. Blake was also co-chair of the Health Information Technology Policy Committee of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology until April 2017 and co-chair of its Quality Measures Task Force. At AMA, she chairs the Clinical Review Group of AMA’s Integrated Health Model Initiative (IHMI).
Dr. Blake is a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist who received her education and training from the University of Chicago, Stanford University and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. From 1988 until 2011, Dr. Blake practiced at the New Mexico Heart Institute, where she also served as President. She is a part-time member of the Johns Hopkins University medical faculty.