San Francisco, CA

Represented: Patients, Caregivers, and Patient Advocates

Ignatius Bau, JD, is a healthcare policy consultant for patient-consumer organizations, community-based health and social service organizations, community health centers, minority physician associations, public hospitals, health systems, and state health departments, with expertise in health disparities, demographic data, language access, cultural competency, health workforce diversity, and the social determinants of health. He has worked with racial/ethnic minority populations, immigrant/refugee populations, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender populations, and seniors; and on issues of HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and hepatitis B. His work is deeply influenced by his experiences as a family caregiver and patient advocate. He has worked at the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, California Endowment, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, and Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights; and has served on expert advisory panels for the Institute of Medicine, National Quality Forum, Joint Commission, federal Office of Minority Health, Office of National Coordinator for Health IT, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Bau previously served as a member of the Advisory Panel on Improving Healthcare Systems and a member of the Advisory Panel on Healthcare Delivery and Disparities Research from August 2016 to August 2019.

Conflicts of Interest

As of January 29, 2018

  • Oregon Health Authority, Consultant (March 2016-May 2017)
  • National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians, Consultant (April 2016-present)
  • National Committee for Quality Assurance, Consultant (June-July 2016; January-March 2017)
  • National Quality Forum, Consultant (September 2016-July 2017)
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Faculty (September 2016-May 2017)


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