by Rachad Davis
April 11, 2016
President and Chief Executive Officer
Network for Excellence in Health Innovation
Susan Dentzer is the incoming President and Chief Executive Officer of the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation, a not-for-profit organization that seeks intelligent ways to advance health and improve health care at sustainable costs.
One of the nation’s most respected health and health policy thought leaders and journalists, and a frequent speaker and commentator on television and radio, including NPR, she previously served as senior policy adviser to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Prior to that, she was editor-in-chief of the journal Health Affairs, and the on-air Health Correspondent for the PBS NewsHour.
Dentzer is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and the Council on Foreign Relations. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Rescue Committee, a leading humanitarian organization; a public member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Medical Specialties; a member of the board of directors of Research!America, which works to advance research to improve health; and a member of the board of directors of the Public Health Institute. She is a fellow of the National Academy of Social Insurance and the Hasting Center, an institution dedicated to bioethics and the public interest.
She and her husband, Charles Alston, live in Chevy Chase, MD, and have three children.