Chris Louis, PhD, MHA

Assistant Professor of Health Law, Policy and Management & Program Director, Healthcare Management

Tel. 617-358-2077 |

Full profile at the BU School of Public Health site

Chris Louis, PhD, MHA is Assistant Professor of Health Law, Policy, and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health. He is also the Program Director for the Health Care Management certificate. His primary research interests reside in health care organization and delivery, Medicaid innovation programs, program evaluation, and cancer care.

He is currently a Principal Investigator (PI) on multiple state-based innovation program evaluations: (1) Phase 2 of the Massachusetts Community Hospital Acceleration, Revitalization and Transformation (CHART) Investment program; and (2) a HRSA funded grant seeking to improve care for chronically complex children. Dr. Louis is also the site PI on an American Cancer Society grant that examines mammography screening rates in Appalachia. He has published recently on breast cancer care delivery, Medicaid reform, and accountable care in journals such as the Journal of Health Policy, Politics, and Law, Health Care Management Review, and the American Journal of Accountable Care. Dr. Louis has nearly a decade of health care industry experience in strategy, operations, and project management. Dr. Louis’ past experience includes serving as a consultant and hospital administrator in CT, FL and NJ.

Dr. Louis earned his PhD from Penn State University in Health Policy & Administration. He also holds a Master of Health Administration (MHA) from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Sacred Heart University.