Lucy A. Savitz, PhD, MBA

Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Health Policy and Management
Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research
3800 N. Interstate Ave.
Portland, OR 97227


Lucy Savitz, PhD, MBA has over 30 years of experience in health care delivery and health services research. Currently, Dr. Savitz serves as Vice President for Health Research for Kaiser Permanente (KP) Northwest Region and Director for the KP Center for Health Research in Oregon and Hawaii.

Most recently, she was Assistant Vice President for Delivery System Science in the Intermountain Healthcare Institute for Healthcare Delivery Research where she was responsible for facilitating mission critical health services research and enhancing the scientific stature of clinical investigators.

She is also an Adjunct Research Professor in Epidemiology at the University of Utah School of Medicine as well as Adjunct Associate Professor of Nursing, Pediatrics, and Family & Preventive Medicine there.  She, further, holds an Adjunct Associate Professor appointment in the Department of Health Policy & Management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health. 

Since coming to KP, she was elected to serve on the HVHC Advisory Board.  She has worked as an Economist for the Colorado State Legislature, a financial planner at UNC Health Care, a researcher in the Rural Health Program at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, as a faculty member at the University of North Carolina (UNC-CH) School of Public Health in Chapel Hill, a Senior Health Services Researcher at RTI in the Health Care Quality and Outcomes Program, and a Senior Associate at Abt Associates, Inc. 


  • BSBA, Finance, University of Denver
  • MBA, Business Administration, University of Denver
  • PhD, Health Policy and Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill