Alignment of Governance and Leadership in Healthcare: Building Momentum for Transformation








Kevin Barnett, Dr.P.H., M.C.P.

Senior Investigator
Public Health Institute

Kevin is a senior investigator at the Public Health Institute. For the past 20 years, he has been engaged in research and fieldwork in two areas: hospital community benefit and health workforce diversity.

Partners in community benefit research and fieldwork include national organizations such as the National Network of Public Health Institutes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and foundations such as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and The California Endowment. Kevin has also worked closely with a broad array of hospitals and health systems across the country on both the advancement of community benefit practices and strategies to increase health workforce diversity.

Kevin served on the IOM committee that produced the 2004 report In the Nation’s Compelling Interest: Ensuring Diversity in the Health Care Workforce, and co-authored a report of findings from a study examining the role of teaching hospitals included in the parallel Sullivan Commission report entitled Missing Persons: Minorities in the Health Professions. He has also led two national studies examining diversity-related accreditation standards. He currently serves as the co-director of the California Health Workforce Alliance.


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