Professor, Chair (HSMP Dept)
Department of Health Systems, Management & Policy
Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center
Glen Mays, PhD, MPH, is professor and chair of the Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy at the Colorado School of Public Health. Dr. Mays leads the Systems for Action Research program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a $15 million initiative that studies strategies for aligning public health, medical care and social services delivery systems to improve population health. As part of this work, Dr. Mays created and maintains the National Longitudinal Survey of Public Health Systems, the nation’s largest and longest-running study of local public health delivery and financing begun in 1998. Mays also leads the National Health Security Preparedness Index funded by CDC and RWJF, which since 2013 has studied health system preparedness for large-scale emergencies. Mays received an undergraduate degree in political science from Brown University, earned MPH and PhD degrees in health services research from UNC-Chapel Hill, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in health economics at Harvard Medical School.