Johan Thor, MD, MPH, PhD, is a Specialist in Social Medicine, qualified at Karolinska Institutet and at Harvard School of Public Health, US. Johan defended his PhD-thesis in 2007, titled "Getting going on getting better: how is systematic quality improvement established in a healthcare organization? Implications for change management theory and practice" in Medical Management at Karolinska Institutet, where he still works part time as a researcher.
Johan was the founding director of the Jönköping Academy from 2009 until September 2013, when he started a 3-year Vinnvård Fellowship in Improvement Science, see:http://www.vinnvard.se/en/vinnv/ Johan pursues and spreads new knowledge through research and teaching as a lecturer at Jönköping Academy. He also chairs a group of experts on National Quality Registers in Sweden, see: http://www.kvalitetsregister.se/om_kvalitetsregister/quality_registries.
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