About Dr. Carolyn Clancy:
Improving the quality, safety and value of programs within the Department of Veterans Affairs is at the core of Dr. Clancy's career-long mission.
Dr. Clancy serves as the Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Discovery, Education and Affiliate Networks (DEAN). The Office of the DEAN fosters collaboration and knowledge transfer with facility-based educators, researchers and clinicians within VA and between VA and its affiliates.
Prior to her current position, she served as the Executive in Charge, Veterans Health Administration, with authority to perform the functions and duties of the Under Secretary for Health. As the Executive in Charge, Dr. Clancy directed a health care system with an annual budget of approximately $68 billion, overseeing the delivery of care to more than 9 million enrolled Veterans. Previously, she served as the Interim Under Secretary for Health from 2014-2015. Dr. Clancy also served as the VHA Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Organizational Excellence, overseeing VHA’s performance, quality, safety, risk management, systems engineering, auditing, oversight, ethics and accreditation programs, as well as ten years as the Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.