Susan WhiteChief Analytics Officer, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Dr. Susan White became the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center’s first chief analytics officer in January 2020. In this role, Dr. White leads the Analytics Center of Excellence (ACE), which provides a centralized analytics and data science infrastructure for the health system. Its work includes dashboards, scorecards and predictive analytics that support data-driven decisions for the organization.

The ACE team works to make sure that employees across the medical center can access the right data at the right time and use it to drive the right decisions. To make this happen, Dr. White collaborates with clinical, financial and operational leaders across the organization to deepen a culture of data-driven decision making.

Prior to this position, Dr. White served as the administrator of analytics for The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute from October 2015 to January 2020. Her role included designing and implementing alternative payment models for cancer, as well as administering the Cancer Program Analytics team.

Before joining the OSUCCC – James, Dr. White taught statistics and health care finance in the Ohio State School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. She spent the first 20 years of her career in health care consulting, developing data and benchmarking products to drive financial performance at hospitals and health systems.

Dr. White is the author of four textbooks on the topics of statistics and finance in health care, as well as of many peer-reviewed articles. She presents regularly at the state and national level on data analytics, data governance and quality measurement.

Dr. White earned her PhD in statistics from The Ohio State University and her master’s degree in mathematics from Case Western Reserve University. She’s certified by the American Health Information Management Association as both a Registered Health Information Administrator and a Certified Health Data Analyst.