The John D. Thompson Distinguished Visiting Fellow Award
Previous Award Recipients:
2001 Gail Warden 2002 Elaine Ullian
2003 Gail Wilensky 2004 Nancy Johnson
2005 Joseph Zaccagnino 2006 Patrick Charmel
2007 Cleve Killingsworth 2008 Martin Sepulveda
2009 Ira Magaziner 2010 Don Berwick
2011 Cheryl Scott 2012 Robert Galvin
2013 Carolyn Clancy 2014 Elizabeth Bradley
2015 Harlan Krumholz 2016 Leah Binder
2017 Patrick Conway
We would like to extend a thank you to the JDT board members:
The faculty, students, and alumnae of the YSPH Health Management Program are proud to celebrate and honor the memory of Professor John D. Thompson with the John D. Thompson Distinguished Visiting Fellow Award. The award pays tribute to Professor Thompson’s contributions as an educator, researcher, and mentor in health administration, including his pioneering work in healthcare finance and hospital quality of care. The fellowship program brings a leader in health administration to the School each year to share their experiences with students and discuss emerging challenges in health administration. The program is supported by the John Devereaux Thompson Academic Development fund.
John D. Thompson (1917-1992) was a professor at Yale’s Schools of Nursing, Medicine, and Public Health, and is perhaps best known for his role in the development of Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs) for hospital reimbursement. A true innovator, Professor Thompson was an early advocate for the application of quantitative data in health policy formulation. Today’s healthcare management students and leaders continue to be inspired by his compassion for patients, dedication to research, and belief in the power of data.