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Deborah E. Trautman, Ph.D., R.N.

Executive Director, Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Transformation

Deborah Trautman

Dr. Trautman has held clinical and administrative leadership positions at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

Prior to her position as Executive Director for the Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Transformation, she served as the Vice President of Patient Care Services for Howard County General Hospital, part of the Johns Hopkins Health System; and as Director of Nursing for Emergency Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

She has a joint appointment at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.

She received a B.S.N. from West Virginia Wesleyan College, an M.S.N. with emphasis on education and administration from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Ph.D. in health policy from the University of Maryland's Department of Public Policy.

She has authored and coauthored publications on health policy, intimate partner violence, pain management, clinical competency, change management, cardiopulmonary bypass, the use of music in the emergency department, and consolidating emergency services. As a member of the senior leadership at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, she represents the hospital on the Baltimore City Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team.

Dr. Trautman serves as an advisory board member and chair for AcademyHealth's Interdisciplinary Research Interest Group on Nursing Issues (IRGNI). She has served as a Magnet Appraiser Fellow for the American Nurses Association Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation and as an advisory committee member for the navigator and enrollment committee of the Maryland Health Insurance Exchange.

She is a 2007/2008 Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow and worked for the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, United States House of Representatives.