Susan Dentzer, MA

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Susan Dentzer is Senior Policy Adviser to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and one of the nation’s most respected health care journalists and thought leaders. She is an on-air analyst on health issues with the PBS NewsHour and a commentator for National Public Radio.

Dentzer served from 2008-2013 as the editor-in-chief of Health Affairs. She also previously led the NewsHour’s health policy unit, reporting extensively and offering analysis on-air.

Dentzer is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and the IOM’s Board on Population Health. She is also an elected member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a fellow of the National Academy of Social Insurance and the Hastings Center, a bioethics research institute. She graduated from Dartmouth, is a trustee emerita, and chaired the Dartmouth Board of Trustees from 2001-2004. She also serves on the Board of Overseers of Dartmouth Medical School.

Dentzer is a member of the boards of directors of the International Rescue Committee, a leading humanitarian organization; the Health Data Consortium, which seeks to foster use of health data to improve health and health care; Research!America, which works to advance research to improve health; the American Board of Medical Specialties, which assists 24 medical specialty boards in evaluating and certifying physicians; and the Public Health Institute, which addresses public health issues and solutions. She is also on the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, RAND Health’s Board of Advisors, and the national advisory committee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows.


Susan Dentzer, MA

“Plain Talk” with U.S. Consumers and Patients About the Triple Aim

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2015, Health Care, Health Literacy