Health Policy Expert Named Milken Institute School of Public Health’s Senior Associate Dean for Academic, Student and Faculty Affairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 1, 2019) — The George Washington University (GW) Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) today announced Jane Hyatt Thorpe, JD, as the new senior associate dean for academic, student and faculty affairs, effective immediately.

Thorpe, an expert in healthcare law and policy, previously served as interim chair of the Milken Institute SPH’s Department of Health Policy and Management, where she was also vice chair for academic affairs. She is the director of the Healthcare Corporate Compliance Program, which is a partnership with GW’s College of Professional Studies, and an associate professor of health policy and management at Milken Institute SPH. In her new role as senior associate dean, Thorpe will oversee the school’s educational mission, and provide leadership and support to all faculty and students.

“I am extremely pleased to see Jane step into this position,” said Lynn R. Goldman, MD, MS, MPH, the Michael and Lori Milken Dean of the Milken Institute SPH. “Her astute insights, passion, attention to detail and warm heart have been a true gift to our school, and I know she will be an invaluable resource to all of the students and faculty in our community.”

Thorpe first joined Milken Institute SPH as an adjunct lecturer in 2004 and became full-time faculty in 2009. Her expertise is in Medicare, Medicaid, health care delivery systems and financing, health information exchange and technology, and corporate compliance. Her research focuses on legal and policy issues related to health reform implementation on health care quality, delivery and payment.

“I look forward to working with our remarkable faculty and brilliant students to advance our school’s commitment to improving public health on a local, national and global level,” Thorpe said.

Thorpe previously served as the deputy director of the Office of Policy for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). She was also a senior advisor in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology within HHS from July 2012 to July 2015.

Thorpe received a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a J.D. degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law.

Milken Institute SPH, the only school of public health in the nation’s capital, has over 450 faculty members and more than 2,400 students from 53 countries. For more information on the Milken Institute SPH, click here.