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Daniel Gentry, PhD


Association of University Programs in Health Administration

Dan Gentry is president/CEO of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. He is also adjunct professor of health management and policy, University of Iowa College of Public Health, where he served as clinical professor and Master of Health Administration Program director from 2016 to 2020. He was professor/director of Health Systems Management and Policy and associate dean for academic and faculty affairs at the University of Memphis from 2011 to 2016. He served as professor of health systems management and director of the Master of Science in Health Systems Management Program at Rush University from 2007 to 2011.

Dr. Gentry spent the first 13 years of his academic career, 1994 to 2007, at Saint Louis University, where he directed the MHA Program. He has taught in the areas of healthcare organization, health management and organizational behavior, human resources and leadership. His research interests have included the financing, organization and delivery of health services; tobacco, obesity and HIV/sexually transmitted disease policy; evaluation of health services programs; quality improvement and the patient experience; and moving providers from volume to value.

Dr. Gentry is the immediate past chair of ACHE’s LGBTQ Forum. He is a past fellow, board member and board chair of the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education and a past and current AUPHA board member. Dr. Gentry earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Charleston, Master of Health Administration degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, and a doctorate in health services and policy analysis from the University of California, Berkeley.


ACHE/AUPHA Joint Address: Pandemic: Perils, Perspective and Progress

Presented by Daniel Gentry, PhD, Ruth Williams-Brinkley at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, March 23rd.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought numerous challenges and unprecedented peril to our nation, to the world and to the healthcare system. At the same time, healthcare leaders can seize the opportunity to use the lessons learned from these perils to build a brighter and healthier future. The approach to everything from care delivery and testing…