David Muhlestein

Chief Strategy and Chief Research Officer, Leavitt Partners

David Muhlestein, PhD, JD, is Chief Strategy and Chief Research Officer for Leavitt Partners. He is responsible for the firm’s strategic planning and leads Leavitt Partners-directed research.

David’s research and expertise centers on healthcare payment and delivery transformation, understanding healthcare markets, and evaluating how the broader healthcare system is changing. He is a self-identified data nerd and regularly speaks and writes about healthcare system evolution.

Additionally, David serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor of The Dartmouth Institute (TDI) at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, is a Visiting Policy Fellow at the Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University, and is a Visiting Fellow at the Accountable Care Learning Collaborative.  In these roles he conducts research to translate learnings of high-performing organizations for the benefit of the broader health care system.

David earned his PhD in health services management and policy, JD, MHA, and MS from The Ohio State University, and a BA from Brigham Young University.