Susan Dentzer is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation, a national, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization composed of stakeholders from across all key sectors of health care. NEHI convenes its members, conducts independent, objective research, and advances policy and other solutions aimed at improving health, advancing the quality of health care, and achieving greater value for the money spent on health care.
One of the nation's most respected health and health policy thought leaders, Dentzer from 2013 to March 2016 served as senior policy adviser to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She was formerly editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, and the on-air Health Correspondent for the PBS NewsHour. She is a frequent commentator on health issues on National Public Radio and other media outlets.
Dentzer is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and serves on its Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice. She is an elected member of the Council on Foreign Relations; a fellow of the National Academy of Social Insurance; and a fellow of the Hastings Center on bioethics. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Rescue Committee, a leading international humanitarian organization; Research!America, which advocates for support of biomedical research; and the Public Health Institute.
Dentzer is an alumna and trustee emerita of Dartmouth, previously chaired the Dartmouth Board of Trustees, and is and a longtime member of the Board of Overseers of Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. She, her husband, and three children live in the Washington, DC area.