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Dennis Dunn, PhD

Lead Scientist

Dennis Dunn leads research on the local impact of health reform. He was a founding member of The Sachs Group, now a part of Truven Health Analytics. He focuses on the analysis of clinical databases, health outcomes, and the creation of clinical forecasting models. He was the chief architect of the Truven Health Outpatient Database, the Ambulatory Surgery Database, the Health Profiles Cancer Database, the Insurance Coverage Estimates, the Market Impact Modeler, the Market Share Profiles and the Hospital Drug Database projections.  He has constructed detailed local prevalence models by cancer site and stage, incorporating multiple staging methodologies and has worked with national cancer providers in tracking cancer prevalence trends. He has built time series models of the effect of economic changes on local trends in hospital utilization.

Before joining Truven Health, Dennis was a faculty member in the statistics departments of Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania, and the sociology department of the University of Pennsylvania. He has published articles in the areas of geographical statistics, women's health and the use of administrative data in evidence-based medicine.


Dr. Dunn has a PhD in statistics and an MA in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. He also has a BA in sociology and history from Columbia College, New York.

Areas of Expertise
  • Health Reform Impact
  • Strategic Planning 
  • Disease Incidence and Utilization Models

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