David H. Browdy, MS

David BrowdyDavid H. Browdy is Chief Financial Officer for University of Utah Health and Associate Vice President for Finance of the University of Utah. His responsibilities include strategic financial management and the integration of financial performance and planning for the entities that comprise University of Utah Health (Hospitals and Clinics, Medical Group, Health Insurance Plans, and the schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health, and Dentistry). He is particularly interested in funds flow, governance, incentives, and management decision-making, and is applying all of those to developing transformative models for academic health centers.

Prior to arriving in Utah in 2013, he was Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration and Chief Operating Officer for the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. In that capacity, he was responsible for finance and budget, information technology, human resources, facilities, communications, and strategic planning.

Browdy is a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) national Advisory Panel for Research, which guides AAMC efforts in medical research advocacy, education, policy formulation, and strategy development. He served as Chair of the AAMC Group on Institutional Planning (GIP) and as an elected member of the GIP national steering committee; and he has been a frequent speaker at AAMC meetings. In 2016, he received the AAMC GIP Distinguished Service Award, recognizing his contributions, service, and mentorship.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of ARUP Laboratories, Inc., the Board of Trustees of the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, and the Board of Directors of the Hydrocephalus Association.

Browdy earned an M.S. with Distinctionin Industrial Administration/Private and Public Management Policy from Carnegie-Mellon University. His study on the U.S. loss of flat screen display technology (“The Invention That Got Away”) continues to be cited as a cautionary tale of the difficulties encountered when laboratory research meets venture capital. He received a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University and spent his first career developing computer systems for real-time experimental control, data acquisition, and mathematical modeling.

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