Jennifer N. Sayles, M.D., Chief Medical Officer

Jennifer N. Sayles, MD, MPH, joined IEHP as the Chief Medical Officer in June 2016. In this role Dr. Sayles is responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of health services operations and programs, including initiatives on behavioral health integration, population health, complex care, practice transformation, medical operations, provider services, alternative access, housing and recuperative care as well as addressing social determinants in the Medi-Cal population. She is also leading efforts to increase value based contracting and support practice transformation in the Inland Empire Medi-Cal network. Dr. Sayles continues to practice in HIV and primary care, and maintains teaching appointments at USC and the RAND Corporation.

Prior to joining IEHP, Dr. Sayles held the positions of Chief Population Health Officer for Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and the Director of Value Based Healthcare for Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. Here she led the implementation of population health management, with a focus on care transitions, identifying and managing high-risk populations, and effective utilization management. Dr. Sayles’ has also served as Medical Director of Quality Improvement and Health Assessment at L.A. Care Health Plan, Medical Director of the Division of HIV and STD Programs at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, as well as a research faculty member in the UCLA Division of General Internal Medicine, focusing on health disparities and access to care for underserved populations in Los Angeles and internationally.

Dr. Sayles attended Princeton University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Molecular Biology. She earned her Doctor of Medicine at Chicago Medical School, and completed her clinical training in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and UCLA. Dr. Sayles received a Master of Public Health from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and completed fellowships in health services research and HIV medicine.