Leadership

  • Sean C. Dowdy, M.D.

    • Mayo Clinic Chief Value Officer
    • Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Associate Dean of Practice Transformation
  • Elizabeth B. Habermann, Ph.D.

    • Deputy Director of Research
    • Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Scientific Director for Surgical Outcomes Research
  • Shannon M. Dunlay, M.D., M.S.

    • Associate Medical Director
  • Renaldo C. Blocker, Ph.D.

    • Associate Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    • Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Honored Investigator for Diversity Science
  • Lois E. Krahn, M.D.

    • Deputy Director of Education
  • Karen L. Helfinstine, M.A.

    • Interim Chair, Administration, Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery
    • Interim Chair, Mayo Clinic Quality and Affordability

Strategic focus areas

The Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery works from within the Mayo Clinic medical practice to identify, investigate, implement, validate and disseminate practice-transforming innovations. We accomplish this through five strategic focus areas: