Lucy A. Savitz, PhD, MBA
- Education and Training
BS, BA, University of Denver
MBA, University of Denver
PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH)
Dr. Lucy Savitz has over 30 years of experience in health care delivery and health services research. Over the past two decades she has had academic appointments spanning across North America. Her research explores implementation science and a patient-centered approach to social determinants, safety, and quality improvement in health and health care.
- Prior Positions (selected)
- 2007-2010Senior ScientistInstitute for Health Care Delivery Research, Intermountain Healthcare2008-2017Adjunct Associate Professor of NursingUniversity of Utah College of Nursing2008-presentAdjunct Associate ProfessorUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill2008-presentResearch Professor (now Adjunct Research Professor), Clinical EpidemiologyUniversity of Utah School of Medicine2009-2017Adjunct Associate Professor of PediatricsUniversity of Utah School of Medicine2010-2017Assistant Vice President for Delivery System Science, Institute for Health Care Delivery ResearchIntermountain Healthcare2015-2017Elected Board MemberHigh Value Healthcare Collaborative2016-2018Nominated and Approved MemberAARP National Policy Council2016-presentNational Advisory CouncilAHRQ2017-presentVice President for Health Research and DirectorCenter for Health Research Oregon and Hawaii, Kaiser Permanente Northwest Region2018-presentAffiliate ProfessorOregon Health and Science University-Portland State University (OHSU-PSU) School of Public Health2018-presentBoard MemberHealth Care System Research Network (chair elect, 2019)2018-presentExternal Advisory Board MemberUniversity of Michigan School of Medicine, Department of Learning Health System Science2018-presentExternal Advisory Board MemberUniversity of Kentucky Center for Health Services Research2018-presentAdvisory BoardHigh Value Healthcare Collaborative
- Honors and Awards (selected)
- 1998Nominated for the McGavran Teaching AwardUNC-CH School of Public Health2006Career Author AwardRTI International (formerly Research Triangle Institute)2015-2017Chair, Discovery and DisseminationHigh Value Healthcare Collaborative
- Publications (selected)
Peer–reviewed research manuscripts
James B and Savitz LA. How Intermountain Trimmed Health Care Costs Through Robust Quality Improvement Efforts. Health Affairs, 30(6):1185-91, 2011.
Fisher ES, SM Shortell and Savitz LA. Implementation Science, A Potential Catalyst for Delivery System Reform. JAMA, 315(4):339-340, 2016.
Knighton AJ, L Savitz, T Belnap, B Stephonson and J VanDerslice. Introduction of an Area Deprivation Index Measuring Patient Socio-economic Status in an Integrated Health System: Implications for Population Health. eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to Improve Patient Outcomes), 4(3):1238, August 2016.
Savitz LA and LT Weiss. A Data-Driven Approach to Achieving High Value Healthcare. eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to Improve Patient Outcomes), 5(3):1, 2017.
Guise JM, Savitz LA, Friedman CP. Mind the Gap: Putting Evidence into Practice in the Era of Learning Health Systems. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 28 August 2018. [Epub 28 August 2018]