Dr. Karen Davis, professor emerita in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, was inducted into the Modern Healthcare Hall of Fame on March 3. The Modern Healthcare Hall of Fame, in partnership with the American College of Healthcare Executives, honors the men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the health care industry throughout their professional tenure.
Dr. Davis joined the School of Public Health in 1981. From 1983 to 1992, she served as chair of the department of health policy and management and, from 2013 to 2017, as director of the Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care, which is based in the department.
Dr. Davis has also served as president of The Commonwealth Fund and deputy assistant secretary for Health Planning and Evaluation/Health in the Department of Health and Human Services. In addition, she has been a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., a visiting lecturer at Harvard University and an assistant professor of economics at Rice University, where she received her PhD in economics.
Dr. Davis also serves on the Board of Directors of the Geisinger Health System and Geisinger Health Plan and on the Board of Trustees of the Henry Ford Hospital and Health Network. She has received numerous awards, including the American Hospital Association Distinguished Service Award, the Institute of Medicine Adam Yarmolinsky Medal and the AcademyHealth Distinguished Investigator Award.Tags: Friday Letter Submission