Tracy J. Farnsworth, EdD, MHSA, MBA, FACHE, is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Proposed Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Farnsworth has served as Director and Associate Dean of the School of Health Professions, Division of Health Sciences, Idaho State University (ISU [Pocatello]) since 2010. He is Associate Professor in the Health Care Administration Program at ISU and has served as Program Director.
Dr. Farnsworth is a graduate of Brigham Young University. He received master’s degrees in Business and Health Services Administration from Arizona State University and the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from ISU. In 2014, Dr. Farnsworth was awarded the Kole-McGuffey Prize for excellence in education research, and in 2016 he received the J. Warren Perry Distinguished Author Award from the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions.
Prior to becoming an educator, Dr. Farnsworth had executive-level appointments with Intermountain Healthcare, Catholic Healthcare West, the City of Hope National Medical Center, and other public and private healthcare systems.
A Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Dr. Farnsworth has written and spoken widely on subjects related to hospital and health systems performance improvement, healthcare reform, medical education, healthcare leadership and governance, and interprofessional education/collaboration.