Top 25 Innovators
Dr. Bechara Choucair
Senior vice president and chief community health officer,
Choucair’s innovations have reached multiple populations in Kaiser’s membership and beyond. Among other things, he leads Kaiser’s $200 million effort to increase access to affordable housing. Through the system’s Thrive initiatives, he’s helping connect patients with other services to address social determinants of health. He also oversees the organization’s research into preventing gun violence, an effort launched in 2018.