Susan Dentzer

Leading Health Care and Policy Expert
& Visiting Fellow at Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy


Susan Dentzer is one of the nation’s most respected health policy experts and thought leaders, and a Visiting Fellow at the Robert J. Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University. Based in Washington, DC, she works on a range of health policy issues including health system transformation and biopharmaceuticals policy. She is the editor and lead author of the book "Health Care Without Walls: A Roadmap for Reinventing U.S. Health Care," published in October 2018 on Amazon. com. Dentzer previously led the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation, a nonprofit that sought to advance innovation in health care. A longtime journalist, she has been on-air analyst on health issues with the PBS NewsHour and a regular commentator on health policy for National Public Radio. She wrote and hosted the 2015 PBS documentary, "Reinventing American Healthcare," focusing on the innovations pioneered by the Geisinger Health System and spread to health systems across the nation.

Dentzer was formerly senior policy adviser to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the
editor-in chief of the health policy journal Health Affairs.


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