Beneque Cousin

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management

Beneque Cousin is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Beneque is also currently the Director of Clinical Documentation Quality Improvement for MSHP at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, where she is responsible for HCC risk adjustment and ensuring high-quality care for over 10,000 New Yorkers.

Beneque has focused her life's work on the advancement of healthcare through policy, process, and quality improvements. Prior to her work at Mount Sinai Hospital, Beneque worked for several years in Quality, Process, and Policy Improvement positions for Johnson & Johnson, KPMG, United Nations Population Fund, and the US Senate.

Beneque holds a BSE in Material Science & Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MPA from NYU Wagner in Health Policy and Management."

This course encourages students to think creatively about what it means for a healthcare organization to make quality the highest priority. We will explore the current forces driving the push toward quality outcomes and accountability at all levels and settings of healthcare, while focusing on the philosophy of continuous improvement through team work and statistical thinking. Students will use structural tools for analysis, decision making and performance measurement.

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