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Elizabeth  Woodcock

Adjunct Professor

Faculty, Health Policy and Management

Elizabeth Woodcock, DrPH, MBA, FACMPE, CPC is the principal of Atlanta-based Woodcock & Associates. She is the lead author of The Well-Managed Ambulatory Practice (published by Springer Publishing Company), plus 18 other practice management books. She is widely considered an industry leader in physician practice management, having focused on the segment for more than 30 years. She is frequently published and quoted in national publications including MGMA Connection and Medical Economics, and has led educational sessions for the American Medical Association, Healthcare Financial Management Association, Healthcare Business Management Association and many other professional associations. She founded and directs the Patient Access Collaborative, an invitation-only community of 121 academic health systems and children's hospitals focused on patient access in the ambulatory enterprise.  

Prior to founding Woodcock & Associates, Elizabeth worked as Group Practice Services Administrator at the University of Virginia Health Services Foundation, as a consultant for the Medical Group Management Association, as Director of Knowledge Management for Physicians Practice, Inc., and as a Senior Associate at The Advisory Board Company.

She is a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives and a Certified Professional Coder. In addition to a BA from Duke University, she completed a MBA degree in healthcare management from The Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a Doctor of Public Health in Health Policy and Management from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she was inducted into the Delta Omega Honor Society.    

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Areas of Interest

  • Health Management
  • Healthcare Systems


  • Bachelor of Arts 1992, Duke University
  • Master of Business Administration 1999, The Wharton School of Business
  • Doctor of Public Health 2021, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health

Courses Taught

  • HPM 555: Care Mgmt Outpat.Setting

Affiliations & Activities

Board Member, Atlanta Technology Angels

2023 Donabedian Award (American Public Health Association's Medical Care Section)