Dennis P. Scanlon, PhD
Professor, Health Policy and Administration
Director, Center for Health Care and Policy Research
Pennsylvania State University
Dennis P. Scanlon, PhD, is a professor of health policy and administration in the College of Health and Human Development and director of the Center for Health Care and Policy Research at The Pennsylvania State University. His research focuses on understanding the role of measurement, incentives, quality improvement, and individual and organizational behavior change for improving important healthcare outcomes, including clinical quality, patient experience, and economic efficiency.
Dr Scanlon has served on several national, local, and international advisory panels for organizations such as the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the National Quality Forum, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the European Commission. He is currently serving as the principal investigator for the evaluation of the RWJF’s Aligning Forces for Quality program and is a co-investigator of an AHRQ Center of Excellence award focused on understanding healthcare delivery systems and the degree to which they adapt patient-centered outcomes research evidence. He has published more than 100 articles, book chapters, and reports. Dr Scanlon is a frequent speaker to academic, policy, and practice audiences.