Arizona State University

Mayo Clinic collaborates with Arizona State University (ASU), which is located near Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona. Through the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Mayo is working together with ASU in several new ways.

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine has expanded to Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona (as well as to the campus in Jacksonville, Florida). Concurrently, it has incorporated a certificate in the Science of Health Care Delivery, with the option to obtain a master's degree. This dual-track program — awarding an M.D. with additional health care delivery curriculum — is believed to be the first of its kind.

This is an outgrowth of the center's relationship with the ASU College of Health Solutions, designed to offer students and staff the opportunity to formally study health care delivery.

ASU relocated its Department of Biomedical Informatics to Mayo Clinic's Scottsdale campus, enabling ASU students to work alongside Mayo Clinic physicians and scientists to improve health care delivery through biomedical informatics research and applications.

In another joint initiative, the ASU Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development and the Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery provide Research Acceleration Grants, awarded to collaborative Mayo-ASU research teams engaged in the science of health care delivery.

In 2017, Mayo Clinic and ASU co-hosted a Payment Reform Summit, bringing together leaders from across the health care industry to discuss the issues surrounding current reimbursement models and to suggest alternative payment models that ensure access to and sustainability of high-quality health care in the U.S.


Lois E. Krahn, M.D.