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Dennis Patrick Scanlon, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor, Health Policy and Administration


Dennis has extensive experience in leading complex, multi-method evaluations, most recently serving as Principal Investigator of the Aligning Forces for Quality evaluation. His past work has involved building and organizing evaluation teams, developing productive and collaborative working relationships with program sponsors and program grantees in order to conduct both formative and summative evaluations. In addition, his evaluation work prioritizes the dissemination of study findings, including rich information about program implementation and process at the early stage in an effort to inform program funders, grantees, and other participating stakeholders.

Research Interests

Consumer Informatin; Healthcare Markets; Payment Reform; Health Insurance; Quality Measurement; Delivery System Redesign


  • Ph.D., Health Services Organization and Policy, University of Michigan, 1998
  • M.A., Economics, University of Pittsburgh, 1993
  • B.A., Economics with Buisness Minor, Villanova University, 1991