Carolyn Clancy, MD

Deputy Under Secretary for Discovery, Education and Affiliate Networks (10X), Veterans Health Administration U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Dr. Clancy is the Deputy Under Secretary for Discovery, Education and Affiliate Networks. Prior to her current position, she served as the Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Organizational Excellence overseeing VHA’s performance, quality, safety, risk management, systems engineering, auditing, oversight, ethics and accreditation programs, as well as ten years as the Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. In 2015, Dr. Clancy was selected as the Outstanding Federal Executive of the Year by Disabled American Veterans.


Dr. Clancy, a general internist and health services researcher, is a graduate of Boston College and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She holds an academic appointment at George Washington University School of Medicine and serves as Senior Associate Editor, Health Services Research. Dr. Clancy has contributed to eight academic text books and authored, co-authored and provided invited commentary in more than 225 scholarly journal articles. She served as member of the National Quality Forum, Board of Directors, as the Chair of the AQA Alliance and served on the Board of Governors, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. An elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, Dr. Clancy was most recently presented with the 2014 Quality Champion Award, National Committee for Quality Assurance and was also named as Honorary Fellow, American Academy of Nursing.

Main Day Two

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

11:30 AM Improving VHA Delivery of Care through Next-Gen Education & Affiliate Network Development

As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) modernization efforts to improve efficiency in care coordination for Veterans, the enactment of Executive Order 13781 made sizable efforts enhance quality care for Veterans by improving coordination of services in the areas of population health; education and training of health care professionals; research, academic affiliations; engineering services; and human resources (HR). 


The Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA) and Office of Research and Development (ORD) will realign under the new Discovery, Education and Affiliates Networks (DEAN) office to foster a collaborative environment that will address the most complex health concerns facing Veterans, while improving medical care for all Americans.


-Fostering a collaborative environment that will address the most complex health concerns facing Veterans

-VA MISSION Act Educational Initiatives

-Expanding VA affiliate networks to expand care capabilities for our nation’s Veterans 

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Carolyn.

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