Lawrence Van Horn, Ph.D.

R. Lawrence Van Horn, Ph.D., 48, is an associate professor of management and faculty director at Vanderbilt University’s Owen School of Management. He is a leading expert and researcher on healthcare management and economics. His current research interests include nonprofit conduct, governance and objectives in healthcare markets and the measurement of healthcare outcomes and productivity. His research on healthcare organizations, managerial incentives in nonprofit hospitals and the conduct of managed care firms has appeared in leading publications. Professor Van Horn consults for national consulting firms, providers, managed care organizations, and pharmaceutical firms. Professor Van Horn also holds faculty appointments in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Law School. Prior to his tenure at Owen, from 1996 to 2006, Professor Van Horn served as an associate professor of economics and management at the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester where he was responsible for their graduate programs in health administration. He currently serves on the board of Community Healthcare Trust Inc. and co-founded Health Systems Innovation Network in 1998 where he serves as Principal. Professor Van Horn holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and an M.B.A., a Master’s in Public Health and a B.A. from the University of Rochester. Professor Van Horn has extensive knowledge and research into healthcare industry economics and governance and unique experience with healthcare decision makers and business executives nationwide regarding healthcare policy.

  • Member of the Board
  • Compensation Committee, Chair
  • Patient Safety and Quality of Care Committee