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Our Faculty

Core Faculty

David Chin, MD, MBA
Distinguished Scholar, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Program Director


David C. Chin is a Distinguished Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Before joining Hopkins, he was a senior national partner in the US Healthcare Industries Advisory Practice of PwC and former leader of PwC’s Global Healthcare Research Institute. Chin is also a member of the Board of Directors for the National Committee for Quality Assurance in Washington, DC. During his career at PwC, Chin led major strategic planning and operations improvement engagements for academic medical centers and payers around the world. Before joining PwC, David was the President of the Novalis Corporation, a privately held company that franchised HMOs on a turnkey basis, and also served on the Board of Directors of Baxter International, Inc. Prior to those positions, he was the President and Medical Director of the Health Centers Division of the Harvard Community Health Plan, a staff model HMO providing health care to residents in Eastern Massachusetts. Chin holds a BA from Harvard College, an MD from Harvard Medical School, and an MBA from Stanford Business School, as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. 


Sydney Dy, MD, MSc
Professor, Physician Leader, Duffey Pain and Palliative Care Program, Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center
Curriculum Chair: Quality and Effectiveness


Sydney Dy, MD, MSc is Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management, Oncology, and Medicine, at Johns Hopkins, and Physician Leader of the Harry J. Duffey Family Palliative Care and Pain Program at the Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. She is a researcher and educator in health care quality and safety, focusing on evidence-based reviews and development and evaluation of quality indicators. Her work involves quality improvement for patients with serious illnesses in various settings in Johns Hopkins Medicine, including the Kimmel Cancer Center. She has worked to develop quality standards and guidelines with national organizations including the Physician Consortium on Performance Improvement, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and Center for Medicare Services, and quality-related research projects with the National Cancer Institute, Veterans Health Administration, and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Current and recent projects include quality measures for patients with multiple chronic conditions; quality measures for Accountable Care Organizations; and systematic reviews of the evidence for patient safety practices and for quality improvement in end-of-life care, as well as a number of conceptual projects on various topics in quality measurement and improvement. Dy is the Quality and Research Chair for the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and teaches courses in Quality of Care at the Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 


Peter S. Greene, MD
Chief Medical Information Officer & Associate Professor of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Curriculum Chair: Health Information Technology


Peter Greene is a leader in the field of informatics in cardiothoracic surgery. He has served as the Chair of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Information Technology Committee. He is the founder, executive editor and key architect of Cardiothoracic Surgery Network (CTSNet), the online community of 40 professional cardiothoracic surgery societies. He has more than 15 years of experience in information technology using a variety of medical applications in parallel to a clinical career. He had an important role in co-founding the MedBiquitous Consortium and serves as the consortium’s executive director. Founded by Johns Hopkins Medicine and leading professional medical societies, MedBiquitous is a non-profit, international group of professional medical and healthcare associations, universities, commercial, and governmental organizations dedicated to advancing healthcare education through technology standards that promote professional competence, collaboration, and better patient care. Greene has over authored over 50 peer reviewed articles and has an active career in advancing healthcare education with information technology.

In 2006, Greene was appointed Chief Medical Information Officer and in this role he is involved in the implementation of a provider order entry and clinical documentation system throughout Johns Hopkins. As Associate Dean for Emerging Technologies he has developed a single portal for clinical E-learning across Johns Hopkins Medicine.


Doug Hough, PhD
Associate Scientist & Associate Director, Master of Healthcare Administration Program, Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Curriculum Chair: Healthcare Economics, Finance & Analytics


Douglas E. Hough, PhD, is Associate Professor, Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University, with a joint appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.  He teaches in the areas of medical economics and strategic planning. His research interests are in identifying the optimal size and structure of a physician practice, and in the application of the emerging field of behavioral economics to health care issues. His book, titled, Irrationality in Health Care:  What Behavioral Economics Reveals About What We Do and Why, will be published by Stanford University Press in 2013. Hough has been a research economist at the American Medical Association, and a consultant in three health care strategy firms.  He is a frequent speaker and author on health care issues related to physicians. Dr. Hough earned his MS and PhD in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, and his BS in Economics from MIT.


Stacey B. Lee, JD
Associate Professor, The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Curriculum Chair: Negotiation


Stacey Lee is an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School where she teaches Negotiations, Business Law, and Legal Foundations of Health Care. Lee draws on nearly twenty years of legal and arbitration experience, to create an interdisciplinary approach to negotiation and conflict management. She has created content specific negotiation courses and workshops for the Johns Hopkins Business of Medicine MBA program, the Kennedy Krieger Institute Leadership Development program, and the Carey Business School’s MBA Fellows program.

Prior to entering academia, Lee practiced law for over ten years.  She began as a securities litigator and later became in-house counsel for two of the country’s largest healthcare corporations. Lee also served as the senior regulatory specialist for America’s Health Insurance Plans, the United States’s largest national healthcare trade association.

Since joining the Carey faculty in 2008, Lee's research interests have focused on pharmaceutical manufacturers’ international and domestic influence on the access to medicines.  Her work has been published in the Yale Journal Health Policy Law & Ethics, Georgetown Journal of International Law, the Annals of Health Law Journal, and the Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy.  She was the Berman Institute Faculty Fellow in the Greenwall Fellowship in Bioethics and Health Policy from 2011 – 2012 and in 2012 the graduating Johns Hopkins MPH/MBA cohort awarded Lee the Teaching Excellence Award for her Negotiation and Business Law courses. Lee earned her law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law and a BBA in Management from Loyola University of Maryland.


David H. Sachs, MBA
Executive Director of The LEADERship
Faculty Associate, Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


David H. Sachs is the executive director of The LEADERship, the highly-regarded leadership program of the Greater Baltimore Committee to develop future business, civic and government leaders for the Baltimore region. The program has graduated over 1000 leaders across all sectors.

Prior to joining The LEADERship in 2013 as executive director, Sachs brought over 15 years of experience working in leadership development with individuals and organizations across industries and geographies, including vice president and head of corporate learning and development at T. Rowe Price, executive director of Harvard Business School’s Executive Education program, and the first Vice-Dean to co-lead the launch of The Erickson School at UMBC.  Sachs earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a BA in History from Amherst College.


Guest Faculty - Industry Leaders

Matthew DeCamp, MD, PhD
Associate Professor in the Center for Bioethics and Humanities and Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus 

A practicing internist, health services researcher and philosopher, Matthew DeCamp employs both empirical and conceptual methods to identify and solve cutting edge problems at the interface of health care, policy and bioethics. Special emphases of his research include engaging patients in health care organizational decision-making, ethical issues in the use of social media, “Big Data,” and global health (with a focus on short-term global health ethics). DeCamp is an award-winning teacher and mentor, and has more than a decade of service on Institutional Review Boards. DeCamp holds a BS from Perdue University and an MD and PhD in Philosophy from Duke University.


Kathryn McDonald, PhD, MM
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Health Systems, Safety, and Quality with appointments at the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Business, and Public Health
A renown patient-safety expert, Kathryn explores what makes for safe, affordable, and high-quality health care delivery systems and the factors that prevent health organizations from achieving that standard of care. In addition to publishing more than 100 scholarly peer-reviewed studies and white papers, McDonald has published more than 40 government reports and developed tools for measuring patient safety and quality that have been used by private and public care providers alike. She was tapped by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to create a series of reviews and seminal reports outlining practices for improving patient safety and health care quality, and also authored the Care Coordination Measures Atlas. She later created a set of standardized health care quality measurements called Quality Indicators for the agency that can be used to analyze administrative data from hospitals to identify potential quality concerns and track changes over time. Before joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. McDonald was founding executive director of the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research at Stanford University’s School of Medicine and executive director of Stanford’s Center for Health Policy.