Janet E. Porter, MBA, PhD

Adjunct Professor
Department of Health Policy and Management


Janet Porter, PhD, has been a hospital administrator, healthcare professor and consultant for forty years. Janet served as Chief Operating Officer of Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Chief Operating Officer of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

In addition to serving on the faculty of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Janet is an adjunct professor at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Ohio State University and University of Miami.

Janet is a senior advisor for Stroudwater Associates, a national healthcare consulting firm. Janet serves as on the AARP Board of Directors, the Ohio State University Board of Trustees and the Foster McGaw Committee of the American Hospital Association.

She is the co-author of Managing the Public Health Enterprise.  


  • BS, Biology, The Ohio State University, 1975
  • MS, Hospital Administration, The Ohio State University, 1977
  • MBA, Business Administration, University of Minnesota, 1985
  • PhD, Health Policy, Research and Administration, University of Minnesota, 1993