Sule Calikoglu, Ph.D. is Associate Director of Performance Measurement at the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC), an independent State agency with responsibilities for public disclosure of hospital data and operating performance and for establishing hospital rates to promote cost containment, access to care, equity, financial stability and hospital accountability. Dr. Calikoglu is responsible from development and implementation of quality and performance metrics to be used for payment and public reporting. She is also involved in developing innovative payment strategies to promote effective, efficient and quality care and reduce disparities in health care. Prior to joining to the HSCRC, she worked at the Maryland Health Care Commission where she participated in revising state health plan on long term care, assessment of quality of care in nursing homes, and race and ethnicity data collection. She was a consultant to National Education and Health Workers Union to develop a proposal for universal health care system in South Africa. She has six years of experience as a clinical nurse. She holds a doctorate degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a Master of Public Policy from the same university.