Phone: (405) 271-2201
Office: Hudson College of Public Health
801 Northeast 13th Street, Room 128
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104
Dale W. Bratzler, DO, MPH, is the Interim Dean of the Hudson College of Public Health; Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Administration and Policy; and Professor in the College of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma (OU) Health Sciences Center. He assumed the role of Chief COVID Officer for the University of Oklahoma in June of 2020. He also serves as the Chief Quality Officer for the three-hospital health system and faculty practice at OU Health. Dr. Bratzler has served two terms as president of the American Health Quality Association and was appointed to the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality from 2005-2008 by then HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt.
For more than 20 years, Dr. Bratzler has participated in research on prevention of surgical infections and on adult vaccination. He was appointed to the CDC’s Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee by then HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and subsequently spent a year as a Senior Policy Advisor for the CDC. He has given more than 600 lectures nationally on health care quality topics with a particular emphasis on prevention of surgical site infections and adult vaccination. He has published more than 100 manuscripts in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Journals of the American Medical Association, Health Affairs, and others. Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Bratzler is a Master Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists and a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
Link to Dr. Bratzler's current publications