Cyrus supports the development and execution of Medicare and Medicaid programs aimed at helping individuals and families access essential social services that are the gateway to better health. His work is centered on achieving health system improvement through the design and execution of patient-centric systems at scale. Batheja earned an associate degree in nursing from Normandale College, bachelor’s and MBA degrees from Augsburg University, and a doctorate in education from the University of St. Thomas. Batheja sits on the University of Minnesota’s School of Nursing Dean’s Board of Visitors. He also serves on the Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute’s Public Research Advisory Board. He has received the 2019 UnitedHealth Group Sage of Clinical Service Award, the Mpls/St. Paul Magazine 2013 Award in Administrative Nursing Leadership, and is a 2012 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year.