Kenneth E. Thorpe, PhD

Kenneth E. Thorpe, PhD, was appointed to the LHC Group Board of Directors in 2010. He retired from our Board effective with the closing of the Almost Family merger. Dr. Thorpe is the Robert W. Woodruff professor and chair of the department of health policy and management at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. He also co-directs the Emory Center of Health Outcomes and Quality. Dr. Thorpe has held similar faculty positions in public health at Tulane University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Harvard University, and Columbia University. He was deputy assistant secretary for health policy in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 1993 to 1995. In this capacity, he coordinated all financial estimates and program impacts of President Clinton’s healthcare reform proposals for the White House. Dr. Thorpe directed the Clinton administration’s efforts regarding Congressional healthcare reform proposals during the 103rd and 104th sessions of Congress. Dr. Thorpe has testified on healthcare reform and insurance issues before several committees in the U.S. House and Senate.