David H. Browdy is Associate Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer for Health Sciences at the University of Utah. His responsibilities include strategic financial management and the integration of financial performance and planning for the entities that comprise the Health Sciences (Hospitals and Clinics, Medical Group, Health Insurance Plans, and the schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health, and Dentistry). He has a particular interest in funds flow, governance, incentives, and decision-making, and is applying all of those to developing transformative models for academic health centers. Prior to arriving in Utah in 2013, he was Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration and Chief Operating Officer for the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. In that role, he was responsible for finance and budget, information technology, human resources, facilities, communications, and strategic planning.
He serves as a member of Association of American Medical Colleges Advisory Panel for Research, guiding the Association's efforts in medical research advocacy, policy formulation, and strategy development. In 2016, he received the AAMC Group on Institutional Planning
Distinguished Service Award. He is a member of the Board of Directors of ARUP Laboratories, Inc., a national clinical and
reference laboratory, serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, and is a member of the Board of the Hydrocephalus Association.
Mr. Browdy earned an M.S. with Distinction in Industrial Administration from Carnegie-Mellon University. His study on the U.S. loss of flat screen display technology (“The Invention That Got Away”) continues to be cited as a cautionary tale of the difficulties encountered when laboratory research meets venture capital. He received a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University and spent his first career developing computer systems for real-time experimental control, data acquisition, and mathematical modeling.