Susan Dentzer

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Susan Dentzer "is an on-air correspondent with The NewsHour, where she leads a unit dedicated to providing in-depth coverage of health care, health policy and Social Security.

"Dentzer's work in television has included appearances as a regular analyst or commentator on ABC's Nightline, CNN's News Night with Aaron Brown and The McLaughlin Group. Dentzer's writing has also earned her several fellowships. A Nieman Fellow at Harvard University for the 1986-87 academic year, she studied health economics and other disciplines. A U.S.-Japan Leadership Program Fellow in 1991, Dentzer conducted research on U.S.-Japan economic relations and the effects of the aging Japanese population.

"A graduate of Dartmouth, Dentzer holds an honorary Master of Arts degree from Dartmouth and an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio. She served on the Dartmouth Board of Trustees from 1993 to June 2004 and was the first woman ever to serve as Chair of Dartmouth's board from 2001 to 2004. She is a trustee of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and a member of the Board of Overseers of Dartmouth Medical School.

"Dentzer is also a member of the Board of Directors of the International Rescue Committee, the nonprofit organization that works in relief, rehabilitation, protection, post-conflict development, resettlement services and advocacy for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression worldwide. At IRC, Dentzer heads the Board’s Health Committee, which oversees the organization’s health programs in 25 countries. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Global Health Council, the world's largest membership organization of groups involved in global health, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Japan Society of New York. She chairs the advisory board of the California Health Benefits Review Committee and is a member of the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research." [1]

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