Keith Joiner

Keith A. Joiner, M.D., M.P.H, is Co-Director of the Center for Management Innovations in Healthcare in the Eller College of Management, at the University of Arizona. He is also Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology and Health Promotion Sciences at the University of Arizona. From 2004 until 2008, he was Dean of the College of Medicine, and Vice-Provost for Medical Affairs, at the University of Arizona

Before moving to the University of Arizona, he was the Waldemar von Zedtwitz Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology and Epidemiology at the Yale University School of Medicine, Chief of the Section of Infectious Diseases, and Associate Department Chair in the Department of Medicine. At Yale, he developed and directed the Investigative Medicine program, a school-wide Ph.D. program exclusively for physicians with 2 years of residency training.

Dr. Joiner received his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and his M.D. degree from the University of Colorado. His residency training was at McGill University and Dartmouth College, and his Infectious Diseases fellowship training was at Tufts-New England Medical Center. He was senior investigator and Chief of the Unit of Microbial Pathogenesis at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD for 9 years before moving to Yale University in 1989.

He has received many honors for his research and administrative accomplishments, including elected membership in the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI), American Association of Physicians (AAP), fellowship in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the Society of Medical Administrators (SOMA).

Building upon additional expertise acquired from graduate coursework at the Yale School of Organization and Management (taken as part of a Masters in Health Policy and Management), Dr. Joiner has applied well established principles and theories in non-profit management, organizational behavior, project valuation, incentive plan design, auction theory, and optimization modeling to the task of building interdisciplinary, programmatically-based clinical and translational research teams, both at Yale and at the University of Arizona.

His current research focuses on the design and implementation of pay for performance models for health care systems.

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