Pennsylvania State University
Dennis Scanlon is a Professor of Health Policy and Administration at The Pennsylvania State University, College of Health and Human Development. He serves as principal investigator for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Aligning Forces for Quality evaluation. His research interests focus on health systems improvement, including understanding the role of information, incentives, and individual and organizational behavior change for improving health care outcomes. Scanlon also serves on the editorial board of several journals, including Health Services Research, Medical Care Research and Review, American Journal of Managed Care and International Scholarly Research Network Public Health. In 2002, he received the John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators, given annually by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration to an outstanding young investigator in the field of health services research and also was awarded the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Investigator in Health Policy Research Award. Scanlon earned a master’s degree in economics from the University of Pittsburgh and a doctorate in health services organization and policy from the University of Michigan. In addition to his research activities, he is also the professor in charge of the doctoral program in Health Policy and Administration. Dr. Scanlon is widely published in a variety of topics in the health services field with more than 70 peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and research briefs.
His research interests focus on Health Systems Improvement, including understanding the role of information, incentives, and individual and organizational behavior change for improving health care outcomes.