90_Empowering the Next Generation of Healthcare Leaders with Dan Gentry, President and CEO, AUPHA

On this episode of The Healthcare Plus Podcast, Quint Studer hosts special guest Dan Gentry, President and CEO of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). AUPHA is a global network of colleges, universities, faculty, individuals, and organizations dedicated to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery through excellence in healthcare management and policy education.

In their conversation, Dan and Quint emphasize the importance of learning and independent growth for healthcare leaders and discuss the correlation between skill development, engagement, and turnover in organizations. Dan highlights the importance of offering leadership education and resources to train great students to go out and lead in healthcare organizations that provide wonderful care to patients and families. Dan also highlights the benefits of participating in AUPHA’s available programs, including the Art of Teaching Institute, which seeks to enhance teaching skills in healthcare organizations.

For those interested in learning more about AUPHA membership, programs, or awards, please contact Dan Gentry (dgentry@aupha.org) or visit aupha.org.

About Dan Gentry

Dan Gentry is President & CEO of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). Between 1994 and 2020, he served as faculty and in a variety of academic leadership roles at Saint Louis University, Rush University, the University of Memphis, and the University of Iowa.

Dan has taught in the areas of healthcare organization and policy, organizational behavior and management, and leadership. His research has included the financing, organization, and delivery of health services; tobacco, obesity, and HIV policy; the patient experience; and, transitioning healthcare organizations from volume to value.

Dan has served in the leadership of regional ACHE Chapters in Missouri, Tennessee, and Iowa, and as Chair of ACHE’s LGBTQ Forum. He is a current member of ACHE, NAHSE, and NALHE. Dan is a past Fellow, Board Member,and Board Chair of CAHME; and, a past and current AUPHA Board Member.

Dan earned his BA from the College of Charleston, MHA from the Medical University of South Carolina, and PhD in Health Services & Policy Analysis from the University of California, Berkeley.