Susan Dentzer

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Susan Dentzer
Residence Chevy Chase, Maryland
Education BA English[1]
Alma mater Dartmouth College
Home town Larchmont, New York[2]
Spouse(s) Charles "Chuck" Alston[3][4]
Children William, Samuel and Grace Alston[4]

Susan Dentzer is the senior policy adviser for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She was the editor-in-chief of the journal Health Affairs.[6]


She is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and the Council on Foreign Relations.[7] She is a former health correspondent for the News Hour with Jim Lehrer and correspondent and columnist for U.S. News & World Report and Newsweek.[5] She is a graduate of Dartmouth College, class of 1977, and a member of the Nieman Fellowship class of 1987.[3]

Early life[edit]

In 1973, she became one of the first women to attend Dartmouth. In 1993 she was the first alumna to be nominated to the board of trustees in an alumni election, and in 2001 she became the first alumna to chair the board of trustees.[1] She is now a trustee emerita at Dartmouth.[8]


  1. ^ a b Daukas, John B. (March 3, 2009). "Dartmouth Alumni Award Recipient, 2008–09". Dartmouth Alumni Council. Retrieved March 3, 2009. 
  2. ^ Dentzer, Susan. "Facebook Profile". Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Nieman Foundation > Nieman Fellowships : Meet the Fellows > Alumni Fellows > Class of 1987". Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Ardith Campbell Dentzer". Obituary. Larchmont Gazette. December 2, 2010. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Where Are They Now". NewsHour. PBS. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Dentzer leaving post at Health Affairs". Modern Healthcare. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "KCMU Members". Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "Biographies". Health Affairs. Archived from the original on 21 October 2012. Retrieved September 8, 2011. 

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