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

PhD, Pennsylvania State University
MHA, University of Florida
BS, Sacred Heart University

Chris Louis, PhD, MHA is Clinical Associate Professor of Health Law, Policy, and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health. He is also the Director of the Health Care Management Program and the Director of BUSPH Dual Degree Programs (JD/MPH, MD/MPH, MS/MPH, MSW/MPH, MBA/MPH). His primary research interests reside in health care organization and delivery, Medicaid innovation programs, cancer care, children with medical complexity, and large-scale program evaluation. He is currently a Principal Investigator on multiple state, federal, and private program evaluations and research grants. These projects include an American Cancer Society grant focused on understanding breast cancer screening practices in the Appalachian region, an evaluation of the current Arkansas Section 1115 Medicaid waiver, and an evaluation of a HRSA-funded grant seeking to improve care for children with medical complexity. 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.

Effects of Mammography Center Policy and Practice on Uptake and Diagnosis
01/01/2019 - 12/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia Amer Cancer Society

Boston Children's Collaboration for Community Health
05/06/2019 - 09/30/2021 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Housing Authority Childrens Hosp Corp

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 (Subcontract PI)
The Research Foundation for the State University of New York NY Dept of Health


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  1. Meg Comeau, MHA; Anna Maria Padlan, MPH; Bethlyn Houlihan, MSW, MPH; Cara Coleman, JD, MPH; Christopher Louis, PhD, MHA; Treeby Brown, MA; Marie Mann, MD, MPH, FAAP. The Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network for Children With Medical Complexity. Pediatrics. 2024; 153 (sup1)(2024). View Publication
  2. Bethlyn Vergo Houlihan, MSW, MPH; Elizabeth Ethier, MPH; Rubina Veerakone, MPH; Megan Eaves, MSW; Renee Turchi, MD, MPH; Christopher J. Louis, PhD, MHA; Meg Comeau, MHA. Trauma-Informed Leadership in Quality Improvement: What We Learned From Practicing in a Pandemic. Pediatrics. 2024; 153 (sup1)(2024). View Publication
  3. Anderson, R., Hillemeier, M., Camacho, F., Harvey, J., & Louis, C. . The Breast-imaging Operations, Practices and Systems Inventory (BIOPSI): A new tool to assess the effect of mammography facility characteristics on screening disparities in underserved communities. Journal of Rural Health. 2023; (2023):1-10. View Publication
  4. Elam ME, Louis CJ, Brindle ME, Woodson J, Greece JA. Using i-PARIHS to assess implementation of the Surgical Safety Checklist: an international qualitative study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2022 Oct 25; 22(1):1284.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36284293; PMCID: PMC9597976; DOI: 10.1186/s12913-022-08680-1;
  5. Louis, C. (In D.L. Huber and M.L. Joseph). Leadership and Nursing Care Management (7th ed.). 2021.
  6. Louis, C., Landry, A., Silvera, G., Robbins, J., Shay, P., Lee, H., Felix, J., Cave, S., and Fishman, P. The COVID-19 Impact on Health Administration Education: Understanding Student Perspectives on the Shift from In-person to Remote Course Instruction. Journal of Health Administration Education. 2021; 1(38):247-264.
  7. Elwy, R., Parker, V., Koppelman, L., and Louis, C. . Addressing social disconnection among frequent users of community hospital emergency departments: A statewide implementation evaluation. Patient Experience Journal. 2020; 3(7):189-199.
  8. Louis CJ, Herrera CS, Garrity BM, McDonough CM, Cabral H, Saper RB, Kazis LE. Association of Initial Provider Type on Opioid Fills for Individuals With Neck Pain. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2020 08; 101(8):1407-1413.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32437688
  9. 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
  10. Yuan Y, Louis C, Cabral H, Schneider JC, Ryan CM, Kazis LE. Socioeconomic and Geographic Disparities in Accessing Nursing Homes With High Star Ratings. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2018 10; 19(10):852-859.e2.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29983361
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2019 Boston University Medical Campus: Educational Innovation Award
2019 BUSPH Health Law, Policy & Management Department: Award for Excellence in Teaching
2017 Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching Award
2016 Academy of Management Health Care Management Division: Outstanding Reviewer Award

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