Jennifer Pitts, Ph.D is an independent consultant with more than 25 years of healthcare research and consulting experience in both academic and applied settings. While serving as the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Edington Associates, LLC, Dr. Pitts was responsible for developing innovative and strategic approaches to help employer organizations create healthier environments and cultures to support thriving employee populations. She and Dee Edington co-authored the critically acclaimed book, Shared Values – Shared Results, that outlines a comprehensive framework and process for evolving organizational cultures that enhance employee health and well-being.
Before joining Edington Associates, Dr. Pitts spent 12 years with Pfizer Health Solutions Inc (PHS) as the Director of the Outcomes and Analytics unit. At PHS, she was involved with the design and evaluation of health improvement programs and community programs at the local, state, and federal levels across the United States as well as internationally. Jennifer also previously held positions at UCLA’s Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Kaiser Permanente’s Organization Effectiveness Division, and at Casa Colina Medical Rehabilitation Hospital in Pomona, California. Dr. Pitts has a doctorate in Social Psychology, a master’s degree in Experimental Psychology, a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Sciences, and held a two-year Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA’s School of Medicine.
Jennifer’s work combines insights from systems thinking and complexity science, inspiration from nature, and human-centered design principles to create more compassionate cultures that support flourishing people, organizations, communities, and natural ecosystems.