Claudia A. Steiner, MD, MPH

Executive Director

Claudia A. Steiner, MD, MPH, is the Executive Director of the Institute for Health Research. She joined the department in March of 2017.

Dr. Steiner earned her medical degree and completed residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (now the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus). Subsequently, she obtained a Masters of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health (now the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) while completing a research fellowship through the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Steiner served as Director for the Division of Healthcare Delivery Data, Measures and Research, in the Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets  within the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) until February of 2017. There she led the division's development and dissemination of data and software tools for use in research, policy analysis, quality improvement, and public reporting, with a particular focus on Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) and the AHRQ Quality Indicators. She conducted research in the areas of the influence of ambulatory surgery on standards of care, utilization, and clinical outcomes; the epidemiology of infectious diseases, including healthcare associated infections; the prevalence and factors associated with readmissions to the acute care setting; and the use and impact of new medical technologies. She was a practicing internal medicine physician for 25 years with the Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, and continues to serve as a practicing internist for adult patients with the Colorado Permanente Medical Group (CPMG).