Susan Mazer, Ph.D.

Susan Mazer, Ph.D.

President and CEO, Healing HealthCare Systems

Watch Dr. Susan Mazer's Transform 2013 talk.

Susan Mazer, Ph.D., earned her Ph.D. in human and organizational development from Fielding Graduate University, where she also earned a Master of Arts degree. She was previously awarded a graduate fellowship to Stanford University, where she completed her Master of Arts in musicology.

In 1992, she and her husband, Dallas Smith, founded Healing HealthCare Systems, which produces The C.A.R.E. Channel relaxation programming for patient television. Prior to her work in health care, Dr. Mazer had a full-time career as a jazz harpist, performing with Smith and such notables as Ahmad Jamal, Frank Sinatra and Julio Iglesias.

Her accomplishments include bringing the issue of hospital noise to the forefront of hospital concern through her accredited educational programs for nurses and presentations at conferences. In addition, Dr. Mazer is an expert in the field of privacy and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

She is a member of the Gerontological Society of America, Society for the Arts in Healthcare, Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA), Association of Healing Healthcare Advocates, Stanford Alumni Association, Wayne State University Alumni Association and Cass Technical High School Alumni Association.

Dr. Mazer and Smith's music has been featured on National Public Radio, the Discovery Channel and NOVA. They are also the founders and sponsors of the Elder Care Concert Series in Reno, Nev., which is administered by the Sierra Arts Foundation.