About Laura Botwinick

Laura Botwinick, MS is Director of the Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy (GPHAP) and part-time Lecturer at the University of Chicago. Prior to joining the University of Chicago, she was Vice President for Innovation and New Product Development at Joint Commission Resources, and Co-Director of the Joint Commission International Center for Patient Safety. Before that she was Director of Board and Committee Activities at The Joint Commission. She was an Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Fellow, working and training at the IHI in Boston, Massachusetts for a year. Ms. Botwinick served as a Mentor for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Innovation Advisors Program, coaching several teams working on Triple Aim improvement projects. She was IHI Faculty on the Virtual Expedition called Achieving Health Equity.  She is co-author of two IHI white papers: Leadership Guide to Patient Safety, and Achieving Health Equity: A Guide for Health Care Organizations.  She teaches a Quality Improvement and Patient Safety course with a physician at the UChicago Medical Center, and she teaches the GPHAP capstone case studies course. She holds a Master of Science degree in Management of Public Services with a concentration in health care from DePaul University in Chicago. She completed the Clinical Effectiveness Program at the Harvard School of Public Health, and is a Certified Improvement Advisor.