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HRET Mission

Transforming health care through research and education.

HRET Vision

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

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Stephen Shortell

Stephen  M. Shortell, PhD, MPH, MBA

Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management
Director, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research (CHOIR)
Dean Emeritus, School of Public Health
Professor of Organization Behavior, Hass School of Business

2015 TRUST Award Recipient

“Stephen, through his seminal research and vision, has been leading the field forward for decades,” said Michael Rock, M.D., chair of the HRET Board of Trustees. “He embodies the goal of the TRUST Award to improve health care."



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About the TRUST Award

Established in 2003, the TRUST Award honors individuals who have exhibited visionary leadership in the health care field and who symbolize HRET's mission of leveraging research and education to make a dramatic impact in policy and practice.

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For more information about the TRUST Award, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact Matthew Fenwick at (312) 422-2820 or

Previous TRUST Award Recipients

2014 - Nancy Schlichting 2008 - Robert H. Brook
2013 - Karen Davis 2007 - Janet M. Corrigan
2012 - Maureen Bisognano 2006 - Gail L. Warden
2011 - Atul Gawande, MD, MPH 2005 - Brent C. James
2010 - Glenn D. Steele Jr. 2004 - Donald M. Berwick
2009 - David Satcher 2003 - David M. Lawrence

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