Commonwealth Fund President David Blumenthal, M.D., is the 2017 recipient of the William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research. The prize recognizes the contributions of health services researchers who have had a significant impact on the public’s health in one of three areas: health services management, health policy development, and health care delivery. Blumenthal’s contributions reflect all three areas, according to the independent selection committee of past winners, distinguished academics, and internationally recognized researchers.
“I am deeply humbled by this honor, and in accepting I am cognizant of my debt to all my colleagues—past and present—at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, the Office of the National Coordinator, and The Commonwealth Fund, as well as colleagues and peers all over the world,” said Blumenthal.
The prize has been awarded since 1986 by The Baxter International Foundation and the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.