Dennis P. Scanlon

Pennsylvania State University, USA


Dennis P. Scanlon is a Ph.D. degree recipient. He serves as a Professor of health policy and administration at The Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pa, USA. Dr. Scanlon research focuses on the intersection of quality measurement and transparency, competition in health insurance and health provider markets, public and private sector health care purchasing activities, and the impact of information and incentives on health care markets. He has led a federally funded research project examining the state of quality improvement activities at managed care plans, as well as projects examining the impact and cost-effectiveness of diabetes and disease management programs in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). Scanlon is currently the Principal Investigator for the evaluation of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Aligning Forces for Quality initiative and the evaluation of The Commonwealth Fund-the State Action to Avoid Rehospitalizations (STAAR) Initiative. In addition to his research activities, Scanlon is also the Professor in charge of the doctoral program in Health Policy and Administration. A list of his publications is available on

Biography Updated on 6 January 2013

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