Our Team

Dr. Bita Kash
Bita A. Kash, PhD, MBA, FACHE
Director, Center for Outcomes Research
Research Institute
Houston Methodist

Education & Training

  • PhD, Texas A&M University, School of Public Health
  • MBA, The Citadel - The Military College of South Carolina
  • BS, University of Missouri-Columbia

Kash joined Houston Methodist as the director of the Center for Outcomes Research in April 2017. She is also an associate professor at Texas A&M School of Public Health and the director of an eight-university National Science Foundation industry/university cooperative research center anchored at Texas A&M University, which partners with over 30 industry members to conduct collaborative research towards innovations in healthcare delivery. As director and lead researcher at the NSF Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT), Kash conducts research to support the implementation of evidence-based transformational strategies within healthcare organizations. Kash’s research model relies on the knowledge and experience of healthcare leaders to guide academic research. Her cooperative and multi-disciplinary research model has resulted in over $4 million in external research funding from the NSF, industry, and other sources. She has served as the editor of the Journal of Healthcare Management and has published over 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Kash is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and received the ACHE Service Award in 2015.


Faculty & Staff


Affiliate Faculty & Staff

Administrative staff

  • Jennifer Taylor, Operations Manager
  • Megan Taubert, MHA, Senior Academic Coordinator

Center leadership