HealthFitness announces new Science and Analytics director to support health and productivity research agenda

MINNEAPOLIS, MN Nov. 22, 2011- HealthFitness announced today that Terry Khan, MSE, has joined the company as director of Science and Analytics operations. Khan will work closely with the Science and Analytics team of experts in exercise physiology, clinical psychology and health education to apply a rigorous scientific process to the company’s integrated population health management approach.  

Khan brings a wealth of professional experience in performance improvement, clinical quality and patient safety, program development, and community health improvement. The new position will include support of ongoing research to improve processes and systems. It also involves working with the HealthFitness Science Advisory Board, which brings together leading independent, nationally recognized experts in areas such as nutrition and obesity, exercise and fitness, behavior change, outcomes research and managed care. Khan will also support research carried out in conjunction with partners such as the Care Continuum Alliance, as well as projects that analyze the impact of HealthFitness’ own worksite-based programs in employee health and productivity management.

“Risk assessment and analysis is just the beginning of the science base for health and productivity management. Everything we do is based on the latest standards and most recent intelligence in engagement, analytics and health science,” said Paul Lotharius, HealthFitness president and chief executive officer. “Expanding the benefits of population health management to engage and activate participation across populations is the future of the industry, and our Science and Analytics division is at the forefront of research in those efforts.”

Khan comes to HealthFitness from Value Health Partners, where she led performance-improvement change management for eight health systems in Michigan. She has held corporate leadership positions within Henry Ford Health System, Massachusetts General Hospital, Spectrum Health System and Trinity Health System. She earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering/operations research from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a master’s degree in engineering management/computer and information systems from Northeastern University, Boston.

About HealthFitness
HealthFitness, a subsidiary of The Trustmark Companies, is an award-winning, NCQA-accredited provider of health, fitness and condition management solutions. With 30-plus years of experience, HealthFitness is a proven leader and partner for infusing a culture of health, maximizing client results through personalized interaction and a science-based approach to on-site program management, engagement, prevention, and health and lifestyle management. HealthFitness provides a portfolio of solutions, including best-in-class integration, condition management, INSIGHT® Health Risk Assessments, screenings, EMPOWERED Health CoachingTM and fitness facility design and management. For more information on HealthFitness, visit