Daniel Gentry, Ph.D., M.H.A., is President & CEO of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).
He is Adjunct Professor of Health Management & Policy at the University of Iowa College of Public Health. He has taught in the areas of healthcare organization, healthcare management & organizational behavior, human resources management, organizational analysis & change, leadership, and professional development. His research interests have included the financing, organization, and delivery of prevention and care services, tobacco policy, obesity policy, HIV/STD policy, evaluation of health and social service programs, and quality improvement and the patient experience.
Previous to leading AUPHA, he served as MHA Program Director & Clinical Professor of Health Management & Policy, University of Iowa College of Public Health, and before that was Professor & Director of Health Systems Management & Policy, University of Memphis, where as Associate Dean for Academic & Faculty Affairs, where he led a successful team effort to obtain CEPH accreditation for the School of Public Health. He was also Professor of Health Systems Management (HSM) & Director of the MS-HSM Program at Rush University, Chicago, and director of the MHA program at Saint Louis University.
Dr. Gentry is Chair of ACHE’s LGBTQ Forum. He serves on the Accreditation Council of CAHME, and is a past Fellow, Board Member, and Chair of CAHME. He is also a past board member of AUPHA.
He earned his BA from the College of Charleston, M.H.A. from MUSC, and Ph.D. in Health Services & Policy Analysis from the University of California, Berkeley.