Chris Louis, PhD, MHA
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Health Law, Policy & Management

PhD, Pennsylvania State University
MHA, University of Florida

Chris Louis, PhD, MHA is Assistant Professor of Health Law, Policy, and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health. He is also the Program Director for the Health Care Management certificate. His primary research interests reside in health care organization and delivery, Medicaid innovation programs, program evaluation, and cancer care. He is currently a Principal Investigator on two state-based innovation program evaluations: (1) Phase 2 of the Massachusetts Community Hospital Acceleration, Revitalization and Transformation (CHART) Investment program; and (2) the New York DSRIP program. He is also a Co-Investigator on a HRSA funded grant seeking to improve care for chronically complex children. He has published recently on breast cancer care delivery, Medicaid reform, and accountable care in journals such as the Journal of Health Policy, Politics, and Law, Health Care Management Review, and the American Journal of Accountable Care. Dr. Louis has nearly a decade of health care industry experience in strategy, operations, and project management. Dr. Louis’ past experience includes serving as a consultant and hospital administrator in CT, FL and NJ. Dr. Louis earned his PhD from Penn State University in Health Policy & Administration. He also holds a Master of Health Administration (MHA) from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Sacred Heart University.

2017 Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching Award
2016 Academy of Management Health Care Management Division: Outstanding Reviewer Award

Evaluation Services to Support the CHART Program
07/01/2016 - 11/30/2019 (PI)
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Evaluation Services to Support the CHART Program
07/01/2016 - 01/31/2019 (PI)
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Independent Evaluation of the New York Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program
10/01/2016 - 05/31/2018 (PI)
The Research Foundation for the State University Of New York NY Dept of Health

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  1. Louis CJ, Clark JR, Gray B, Brannon D, Parker V. Service line structure and decision-maker attention in three health systems: Implications for patient-centered care. Health Care Manage Rev. 2019 Jan/Mar; 44(1):41-56.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28622200.
  2. Jones, D. & Louis, C. Using Evidence to Inform State Health Policymaking: Lessons from Four States Comparing Obamacare and Infant Mortality. Journal of Health Policy, Politics, and Law. 2018; 43(3):377-399.
  3. Roby, D., Louis, C., Johnson, M., Chau, N., Wiefling, B., Salsberry, D., King, E. and Miller, A. Supporting Transformation through Delivery System Reform Incentive Payments Programs: Lessons for the Trailblazers from New York State. Journal of Health Policy, Politics, and Law. 2018; 43(2):305-323.
  4. Louis, C., Bachman, S., Roby, D., Melby, L. and Rosenbloom, D. The Transformation of Community Hospitals through the Transition to Value-based Care: Lessons from Massachusetts.”. American Journal of Accountable Care. 2017; 5(4):26-30.
  5. Louis CJ, Clark JR, Hillemeier MM, Camacho F, Yao N, Anderson RT. The Effects of Hospital Characteristics on Delays in Breast Cancer Diagnosis in Appalachian Communities: A Population-Based Study. J Rural Health. 2018 Feb; 34 Suppl 1:s91-s103. PMID: 28102909; DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12226;.
  6. Anderson RT, Yang TC, Matthews SA, Camacho F, Kern T, Mackley HB, Kimmick G, Louis C, Lengerich E, Yao N. Breast cancer screening, area deprivation, and later-stage breast cancer in Appalachia: does geography matter? Health Serv Res. 2014 Apr; 49(2):546-67. PMID: 24117371; PMCID: PMC3976186; DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12108;.
  7. Lengerich, G., Aumiller, B., Bencivenga, M., Louis, C., Fleisher, L., and Dignan, M. Systematic Assessment of Cancer Patient Navigation in Appalachia: Results from the Appalachia Community Cancer Network. 2013; 4(3):34-46.
  8. Louis, C., Clark, J., Holmes, K., Aumiller, B., and Lengerich, G. Spanning Boundaries: System Dynamics, Externalities and Patient Navigation. 2013; 3(4):13-31.
  9. Hearld, L., Alexander, J., Bodenschatz, L., Louis, C. and O'Hora, J. Decision-making Fairness and Consensus Building in Multi-sector Health Care Alliances. Nonprofit Management and Leadership. 2013; 24(2):139-161.

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Bar chart showing 9 publications over 4 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 2013

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