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Bruce Davidson

Bruce Davidson
Adjunct Assistant Professor


DepartmentsType of Faculty
Health Policy and ManagementPart Time
Contact Information
(310) 874-5032

Bruce Davidson is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, where he taught the Quality Improvement course in the Executive Master of Public Health program for nine years.  With 40 years of experience in health services delivery and evaluation, Dr. Davidson currently consults to healthcare and human service organizations nationwide.

Dr. Davidson has hands-on experience in leading, supporting, and evaluating patient care process improvement initiatives, as well as the delivery of patient care services in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He is considered a leader in healthcare performance improvement, quality analytics, and data governance.

Among his achievements, Bruce was selected to serve as a Member of the national Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige Performance Excellence Program for three years, held a unique professional certification in Information Quality management (IQCP) for six years, and most recently was selected as a fellow of the Equality California Institute Leadership Academy. He served for many years on the Board of Directors for the annual MIT International Conference on Information Quality, and is also the Past Chair of the Committee on Health Services Research in the Medical Care Section of the American Public Health Association.  Dr. Davidson has published peer-reviewed articles in the areas of medical treatment effectiveness, decision-making in health care, and measurement for quality improvement, and information management.

As Vice President of Performance Improvement at Hoag Health Network, Dr. Davidson planned strategy and led implementation of clinical and operational improvements, achieving significant quality and efficiency gains, as well as ensuring ongoing organization-wide regulatory compliance. Before that, he was Director, Resource and Outcomes Management for Cedars-Sinai Health System, where he oversaw quality measurement and analytics, ensuring the integrity of data/methodologies for all patient care performance indicators, and supporting their use for improvement.  Earlier in his career, as Senior Research Scientist and Project Lead at Value Health Sciences, Dr. Davidson developed and implemented health outcomes management programs, and as Program Manager, Health Policy Research at SysteMetrics, he developed and directed quality of care studies under contract for government agencies and healthcare organizations.

Dr. Davidson earned a Ph.D. in Health Services Research and a Master's degree in Population and Family Health from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.  He was a Pew Health Policy Fellow at RAND during his doctoral studies. He also has a Master’s degree in Social Policy and Planning from USC’s School of Urban & Regional Planning, and earned his BS from MIT.

PhD, Health Services Research, UCLA School of Public Health
MPH, Public Health, UCLA School of Public Health
MPI, Urban & Regional Planning, University of Southern California
BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology