Dianne Davis Bio

Dianne Davis, MPH

Senior Director, Evidence-Based Programs at Partners in Care Foundation

Ms. Davis over 25 years of experience in health care administration, Managed Care and Gerontology. Ms. Davis has been at Partners for 5 years and oversees Partners’ Health Self-Management Services Department with responsibilities for Federal, State, County, City and Private Foundation relationships, as well as overseeing Partners’ contracts related to HSMS with health system payers.

Ms. Davis holds a BA in Dance from Pitzer College, in Claremont, CA, a Masters in Public Health from UMASS, Amherst and a post-graduate certificate in Gerontology from UMASS Boston. Ms. Davis started her career in healthcare administration in Strategic Planning at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, moved to Management Engineering at Baystate Health System (BHS), the western teaching campus of Tufts University School of Medicine. She moved to Managed Care Contracting at BHS and then to Baycare Health Partners the Physician Hospital Organization affiliated with BHS where she represented 1,600 physicians, three hospitals and affiliated ancillary providers in contract negotiations with managed care organizations, including Tufts Health Plan, Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan, Health New England, Aetna, CIGNA, and other regional and national health plans. In January 2010 Ms. Davis returned to California and began working at UCLA, first at the Multicampus Program in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology and then as the Project Manager on a Small Business Innovation Project funded by National Institute on Aging.  Ms. Davis also has experience as a private chronic care manager.  Ms. Davis has two grown daughters and has practiced yoga for more than 15 years and is a certified Iyengar-style yoga instructor.