David Dilts, PhD, MBA, CMA
Director of Strategy Alignment, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
Professor of Healthcare Management, Division of Management
Co-director, Center for Management Research in Healthcare
Ph.D., Graduate School of Management, University of Oregon, 1983
Majors: Management Sciences and Production/Operations Management.
Minors: Computer Science, Behavioral Science, and Quantitative Methods.
MBA, Graduate School of Management, University of Oregon, 1973
BS, College of Business, California Polytechnic State University, 1972
Major: Business Administration. Concentration: Computer Science
Dr. Dilts is Director of Strategy Alignment for the Knight Cancer Institute, Professor of Healthcare Management for the Division of Management and co-director of the Center for Management Research in Healthcare (cMHRc.org). This center, supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), WebMD, and others, has as its mission the exchange of knowledge between the management research and healthcare to dramatically impact practice of medicine. One research stream, funded by the NCI, is to apply management principles to significantly reduce the time and steps required to open oncology clinical trials. This research has completed in-depth examinations of four NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers, two major oncology cooperative groups, and the NCI Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program and the NCI Centralized Institutional Review Board. Prior to coming to the Knight, he held the sole joint professorship between the Owen Graduate School of Management and the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, where he was the founding Director of Engineering Management Program.