Shari M. Erickson currently serves as vice president of Governmental Affairs and Medical Practice with the American College of Physicians (ACP). In this role, she manages ACP’s overall advocacy and policy initiatives relating to federal regulatory agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), CMS’ Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, and other federal bodies. Erickson also oversees ACP’s Department of Medical Practice, which is responsible for the ongoing development and maintenance of programs, products, tools, and services, including the ACP Practice AdvisorSM, to assist medical practices with regulatory compliance and practice transformation.
Erickson currently serves as co-chair of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative’s (PCPCC) Public Policy and Advocacy Workgroup. Before joining the American College of Physicians, she was a senior program director with the National Quality Forum (NQF) in Washington, DC, where she was responsible for managing an array of projects that supported NQF’s national strategy for healthcare quality measurement and reporting. Erickson received her Master of Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Arts-International Studies degrees from Miami University in Ohio.