Katie White, EdD, MBA

Associate Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management

Katie White

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-625-9169

Office Address:
D361 Mayo

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 729 Mayo
Minneapolis, MN 55455

EdD, Organization Development, University of St. Thomas, 2006

MBA, Management, University of Minnesota, 1982

BS, Medical Technology, Creighton University


I spent the early part of my career in health care delivery system management in two academic health systems and an integrated delivery system, followed by healthcare management consulting.

My research areas include chronic care management teams, end of life care, care coordination mechanisms, ACOs, organization change implementation, and performance measurement systems. I am particularly interested in health care reform and its effects on strategic decision-making in health care organizations, effectiveness of implementation of team-based innovative approaches to health care delivery, and effects of performance measurement systems on providers and clinical teams.


Health care organizations, health system organization change initiatives,evaluation of delivery system innovations

Awards & Recognition

Delta Omega, Honorary Society in Public Health, 2019


Research Funding Grants

  • 2012–2018, Alina Health System, "A Supportive Care Approach for Patients Late in Life: Creating a sustainable model of systematic care to improve the experience of patients, their families, and caregivers," Principal Investigator
  • 2016–2017, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, "Assist the State of Minnesota with Analysis of a Tiered Clinic Cost-sharing Health Insurance Benefit Design," Co-Investigator
  • 2016–2017, National Opinion Research Center, "Next Generation ACO Model Evaluation," Co-Investigator


Selected Recent Publications

  • Abraham J, White KM. "Tracking The Changing Landscape Of Corporate Wellness Companies," Health Affairs, Feb 2017
  • Virnig BA, White KM. "Reducing Unplanned Readmissions After Colorectal Surgery: The Choice Is the Carrot or the Stick," Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, Feb 2017
  • Partin MR, Lillie SE, White KM, Wilt TJ, Chrouser KL, Taylor BC, Burgess DJ. "Similar perspectives on prostate cancer screening value and new guidelines across patient demographic and PSA level subgroups: A qualitative study," Health Expectations, Nov 2016



  • PubH 6527, Healthcare Leadership and Effecting Change
  • PubH 6702, Integrative Leadership Seminar
  • PubH 6727, Health Leadership and Effecting Change


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