David Muhlestein

David Muhlestein, PhD, JD, is Chief Strategy and Chief Research Officer for Leavitt Partners. He is responsible for the firm’s strategic planning and leads Leavitt Partners-directed research.

David’s research and expertise centers on healthcare payment and delivery transformation, understanding healthcare markets, and evaluating how the broader healthcare system is changing. He is a self-identified data nerd and regularly speaks and writes about healthcare system evolution.

Additionally, David is a Visiting Policy Fellow at the Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University, Adjunct Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University College of Public Health and is a Visiting Fellow at the Accountable Care Learning Collaborative. He previously served as Adjunct Assistant Professor of The Dartmouth Institute (TDI) at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College.

David earned his PhD in health services management and policy, JD, MHA, and MS from The Ohio State University, and a BA from Brigham Young University.


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