Dr. Susan DesHarnais earned her BA, MPH and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan. She has worked as a faculty member at UNC Chapel Hill, the Medical University of South Carolina, Thomas Jefferson also worked for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, and for The American College of Surgeons.
Her main interest is Health Care Management in general, and Quality and Safety Improvement in particular. She has led several major research projects and done consulting in these areas for many years. She has also served on study sections for the National Institutes of Health and the Veterans Administration, and has written many book chapters and articles in her field.