Dr. Goetzel is vice president of consulting and applied research for Truven Health Analytics as well as the Senior Scientist and Director of the Institute for Health and Productivity Studies (IHPS) at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Dr. Goetzel is responsible for leading innovative research projects for healthcare purchaser, managed care, government, and pharmaceutical clients interested in conducting cutting-edge research focused on the relationship between health and well-being, medical costs, and work-related productivity. He is a nationally recognized and widely published expert in health and productivity management, return-on-investment, program evaluation, and outcomes research. Dr. Goetzel has published well over 200 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and frequently presents at international business and scientific forums. Over the past 30 years, his work has focused on large-scale evaluations of health promotion, disease prevention, and disease management programs in the public and private sectors, domestically and abroad.
Dr. Goetzel earned his doctorate in Organizational and Administrative Studies and his M.A. in Applied Social Psychology from New York University, and his B.S. degree in Psychology from the City College of New York.