William Chase Richardson, PhD

William Richardson

Title: Retired Executive
Company: Johns Hopkins University
Location: Hickory Corners, Michigan, United States

William Chase Richardson, PhD, Retired Executive at Johns Hopkins University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Health Policy and Management.

Dr. Richardson has held the title of professor emeritus at Johns Hopkins since 1995, and since 2005 has taught as a professor of policy with Kalamazoo College. He currently holds the title of Kellogg College Fellow of Oxford University, and received a 2007 David Rall Medal from the Institute of Medicine. Dr. Richardson has appeared in the pages of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in the Midwest, Who’s Who in the World.

An alumnus of Trinity College, Dr. Richardson earned a MBA and a PhD from the University of Chicago. He later earned an honorary PhD from the University of Michigan in 2006. Dr. Richardson entered academia as a research associate and instructor in graduate school, and went on to become chair of the department of health services at the University of Washington from 1973 to 1976. He was a dean and vice provost of the school before becoming president, provost, and professor with Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Richardson went on to become the president of Johns Hopkins University from 1990 to 1995. He also lent his expertise with the board of Exelon Corporation, the board of the Bank of New York, and as chairman of the Kellogg Trust, the latest in a number of executive positions.

Dr. Richardson is a prolific contributor to medical literature, and has written such works as “Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century” and “To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System.” He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Institute of Medicine. He has also given his time to the advisory committee of the RAND Corporation.

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