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.
- Pennsylvania State University, PhD Field of Study: Health Policy Management
- University of Florida, MHA Field of Study: Health Policy Management
- Sacred Heart University, BS Field of Study: Business Administration
- Published on 5/11/2020
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. PMID: 32437688.
- Published on 1/1/2019
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. PMID: 28622200.
- Published on 7/5/2018
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. PMID: 29983361.
- Published on 6/5/2018
Jones, D. & Louis, C. Using Evidence to Inform State Health Policymaking: Lessons from Four States Comparing Obamacare and Infant Mortality. Journal of Health Policy, Politics, and Law. 2018; 43(3):377-399.
- Published on 3/6/2018
Roby, D., Louis, C., Johnson, M., Chau, N., Wiefling, B., Salsberry, D., King, E. and Miller, A. Supporting Transformation through Delivery System Reform Incentive Payments Programs: Lessons for the Trailblazers from New York State. Journal of Health Policy, Politics, and Law. 2018; 43(2):305-323.
- Published on 12/1/2017
Louis, C., Bachman, S., Roby, D., Melby, L. and Rosenbloom, D. The Transformation of Community Hospitals through the Transition to Value-based Care: Lessons from Massachusetts.”. American Journal of Accountable Care. 2017; 5(4):26-30.
- Published on 1/19/2017
Louis CJ, Clark JR, Hillemeier MM, Camacho F, Yao N, Anderson RT. The Effects of Hospital Characteristics on Delays in Breast Cancer Diagnosis in Appalachian Communities: A Population-Based Study. J Rural Health. 2018 02; 34 Suppl 1:s91-s103. PMID: 28102909.
- Published on 9/30/2013
Anderson RT, Yang TC, Matthews SA, Camacho F, Kern T, Mackley HB, Kimmick G, Louis C, Lengerich E, Yao N. Breast cancer screening, area deprivation, and later-stage breast cancer in Appalachia: does geography matter? Health Serv Res. 2014 Apr; 49(2):546-67. PMID: 24117371.
- Published on 6/30/2013
Lengerich, G., Aumiller, B., Bencivenga, M., Louis, C., Fleisher, L., and Dignan, M. Systematic Assessment of Cancer Patient Navigation in Appalachia: Results from the Appalachia Community Cancer Network. 2013; 4(3):34-46.
- Published on 6/30/2013
Louis, C., Clark, J., Holmes, K., Aumiller, B., and Lengerich, G. Spanning Boundaries: System Dynamics, Externalities and Patient Navigation. 2013; 3(4):13-31.
News & In the Media
- Published on May 13, 2021
- Published on June 4, 2020
- Published on July 12, 2016