Lawrence Prybil, PhD, LFACHE
Norton Professor in Healthcare Leadership, College of Public Health
University of Kentucky
Lawrence Prybil is the Norton Professor in Healthcare Leadership at the University of Kentucky’s College of Public Health. He is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Iowa, where he served as Associate Dean and Senior Advisor to the Dean in the UI College of Public Health.
Before returning to Iowa to participate in building its new College of Public Health, Dr. Prybil held senior executive positions in two of our country’s largest nonprofit health systems for nearly twenty years, including ten years as CEO for a six-state division of the Daughters of Charity National Health System.
Dr. Prybil received his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Iowa’s College of Medicine, and is a Life Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has served on the governing boards of hospitals, health care systems, state hospital associations, the American Hospital Association, and other nonprofit and investor-owned organizations. He presently serves on the national board of the AHA Center for Healthcare Governance.
Dr. Prybil has authored or co-authored 103 publications. He is recognized for expertise in governance and executive leadership, has directed a series of national studies regarding governance practices in nonprofit hospitals and health systems, and recently completed a study of successful partnerships involving hospitals, public health departments and other stakeholders focused on improving the health of communities they jointly serve.