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Transforming health care through research and education.

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Leveraging research and education to create a society of healthy communities, where all individuals reach their highest potential for health.

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Maulik S. Joshi, Dr.P.H.

Maulik S. Joshi, Dr.P.H. is Associate Executive Vice President at the American Hospital Association (AHA) and President of the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET), the research and education affiliate of the AHA.  Dr. Joshi leads the AHA Clinical Leadership and Health Improvement group which focuses on clinical leadership (AHA Physician Leadership Forum and the American Organization of Nurse Executives), governance (Center for Healthcare Governance), population health (Association for Community Health Improvement), performance improvement (Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence), diversity and disparities (Institute for Diversity in Health Management) and applied research (HRET).  In 2014, HRET was awarded the Illinois Performance Excellence Silver Award based on the national Baldrige criteria. 

Previously, Dr. Joshi served as senior advisor at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; President and CEO of the Delmarva Foundation, recipient of the 2005 U.S. Senate Productivity Award, which is based on the Malcolm Baldrige Award; Vice President at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Senior Director of Quality for the University of Pennsylvania Health System; and Executive Vice President for The HMO Group.

Dr. Joshi has a doctorate in public health and a master's in health services administration from the University of Michigan and a bachelor of science in mathematics from Lafayette College.  Dr. Joshi is Editor-in-Chief for the Journal for Healthcare Quality.  He also co-edited The Healthcare Quality Book: Vision, Strategy and Tools (Health Administration Press, third edition published in 2014), and co-authored Healthcare Transformation: A Guide for the Hospital Board Member (CRC Press and AHA Press, published in 2009) and Leading Healthcare Transformation: A Primer for Clinical Leaders (CRC Press, to be published in June 2015).  Dr. Joshi is adjunct faculty at the University of Michigan School of Public Health Department of Health Management and Policy.

Dr. Joshi also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Anne Arundel Health System, the Board Quality and Patient Safety Committee for Mercy Health System, the Health Outcomes Committee for Advocate Health Care, and Treasurer of the Board of Trustees for the Center for Advancing Health.

If you are interested in having Maulik join you as a keynote speaker at your next retreat or educational event, contact Laura Woodburn at 916-973-9154 or

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