Deborah Viola, MBA, PhD

Deborah Viola, MBA, PhD

Vice President, Data Management and Analytics
Westchester Medical Center Health Network

Dr. Deborah Viola is Vice President, Data Management and Analytics, for Westchester Medical Center Health Network. She is responsible for information management activities across the Network, including business intelligence, comprehensive quality reporting, strategic analytics, information governance and population health analytics. 

In July 2014, Dr. Viola joined the Center for Regional Healthcare Innovation at Westchester Medical Center as the Director of Health Services Research and Data Analytics. She directed a system-wide, interdisciplinary health services research initiative focused on improving health care, including the quality, efficacy and efficiency of care. The following year she was appointed Vice President, Community Health and Public Policy, where her efforts focused on addressing disparities in population health outcomes through the implementation of the NYS Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program.

Prior to joining the Center, Dr. Viola was an Associate Professor and Director and Co-founder of the Doctoral Program in Health Policy and Management and the Center for Long Term Care Research & Policy at New York Medical College. She remains on the faculty as Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management. She received a doctorate in economics in 1998 from the Graduate School at the City University of New York as a Robert E. Gilleece Fellow. She has published across a wide range of topics including income inequality, disability policy and social justice. Her recent work includes the development and refinement of new tools to integrate the social determinants of health into clinical treatment and prevention. 

Dr. Viola has served on several community boards, including the Bergen County Board of Social Services, where she was the Secretary and Treasurer for seven years. Her experiences have contributed to her vast practical knowledge of social supports and services and the importance of understanding and addressing community needs to improve population health.