Dr. Ron Z. Goetzel is senior scientist and director of the Institute for Health and Productivity Studies (IHPS) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Vice President of Consulting and Applied Research at IBM Watson Health. IHPS’ mission is to bridge the gap between academia, the business community, and the health care policy world.
At IBM Watson Health, Dr. Goetzel conducts research on the relationship between health and well-being, medical costs, and productivity. He has directed multiple evaluations of health promotion and disease prevention programs. Dr. Goetzel is president and CEO of The Health Project, which annually awards the C. Everett Koop Prize to employers demonstrating cost-effective health and well-being programs.