Cheryl Stephens, PhD

Cheryl Stephens

300 University Square
United States

Dr. Stephens has over twenty-seven years of senior level healthcare administration experience with an emphasis on expanding rural capacity. Much of her time has been devoted to the development of new healthcare networks in the areas of health information exchange, emergency preparedness and managed care.

As CEO of a health maintenance organization, administrator of a private multi-physician practice, on the administrative team of large and small hospitals, and working in the clinical laboratory environment, she has experienced healthcare from all vantage points.

Cheryl has a BS in Medical Technology, an MBA, and has earned a PhD in business administration, August 2008 - her dissertation topic was in the area of Public/Private Partnerships in Healthcare.


Awards & Recognition

  • Walter Kluwer Health Award for Excellence in Medical Capacity Planning
  • AMA/CDC Second National Congress on Health System Readiness


President and CEO,
Community Health Information Collaborative

HIE Representative,
MN eHealth Advisory Committee

Adjunct Professor,
College of St. Scholasica

Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

PhD, Washington National University, (Public/Private Partnerships in Healthcare), 2008

MBA, Kennedy Western University, (Healthcare Administration), 2002

BS, College of St. Scholastica, (Medical Technology), 1978

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Research Summary/Interests

Data exchange, transitions of care, work flow changes