Bruce Davidson

Bruce Davidson
Type of Faculty: 
Part Time
Appointment Title: 
Adjunct Assistant Professor
(310) 874-5032
Biographical Information: 

Bruce Davidson is Director of the Resource and Outcomes Management Department for the Cedars-Sinai Health System, a position he has held since 1996. Currently, he is also an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Health Policy and Management Department at the UCLA School of Public Health, where he teaches Quality Improvement and Performance Management for the Executive Masters Program. In addition, he has been selected to serve on the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2012 and 2013.  Dr. Davidson has more than 30 years of experience in health services delivery and evaluation, with 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. 

In his present position, he is responsible for leading a department of 30 in support of the development and implementation of initiatives designed to promote cost-effective, high quality medical care, with a focus on measurement and statistical methodology.  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. He serves as Principal Investigator for a portfolio of grant-funded health services research projects.  He has served 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 initiated and now leads the hospital-wide data governance and data quality management function, established to assure the integrity of the institutional information supply chain for decision-making. As a leader in developing, producing, and using performance measures and external benchmarks for patient care improvement and strategic decision-making, Dr. Davidson has also become a best-practice leader among academic medical centers for effective data governance and practical data quality management. He has been recognized both by the University HealthSystem Consortium and the MIT Information Quality Program for this groundbreaking work.  Recently, Dr. Davidson was one of the first to receive the IQCP (Information Quality Certified Professional) certification by the International Association for Information and Data Quality.

Dr. Davidson holds a Ph.D. in Health Services Research from the UCLA School of Public Health and was a Pew Health Policy Fellow at the RAND/UCLA Center for Health Policy Study.  He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from UCLA with an emphasis in Population and Family Health, and a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from USC with an emphasis in Social Policy and Planning Methodology.  He received his B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

Education: 
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
  • Decision-Making in Health Care
  • Health Care Management
  • Health Policy
  • Health Services Delivery and Evaluation
  • Health Services Research
  • Hospital and Healthcare Strategy
  • Information Management
  • Medical Treatment Effectiveness
  • Performance Measurement
  • Quality Assessment
  • Quality of Care

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