Lead Scientist, Center for Healthcare Analytics
Truven Health Analytics
David A. Foster, PhD, MPH, MT (ASCP), is lead scientist, at the Center for Healthcare Analytics at Truven Health Analytics, a knowledge creation center whose main focus is creating insights to guide the healthcare industry toward improved performance. During the past two decades, Dr. Foster has held research and teaching positions at the University of Michigan, and has worked as an epidemiologist at the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and for the World Health Organization on projects around the globe, including Alaska, Africa, and the former Soviet Union. Dr. Foster has served on the National Quality Forum’s Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on performance measure criteria, and has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Foster received his PhD in epidemiologic science from the University of Michigan.