William A. Read, Ph.D.
Sr. Vice President for Research and Special Programs
William Read oversees the Foundation's basic and translational research programs, and serves as the Foundation's lead official in interfacing with the scientific research community. He also guides the Foundation's interest in emerging grant opportunities in the biomedical research sector and measures to assess the impact of Arizona's investments in the biosciences. Dr. Read is responsible for guiding Foundation programming in biomedical research, medical and graduate medical education, health services research, health policy studies, and the Foundation’s Arts and Culture Program.
Dr. Read joined the Foundation in 1989 after serving as president of the Hospital Research and Education Trust of the American Hospital Association in Chicago. He helped design and implement the American Hospital Association's programs in aging and long term care. He also was a faculty member of the schools of medicine, dentistry and public health at the University of Washington-Seattle, and a faculty member of the Graduate School at Washington University-St. Louis.
Dr. Read holds a bachelor's degree from the University of San Francisco and a doctoral degree in the sociology of health care from Washington University, St. Louis. He has received a number of awards and honors from professional societies and universities, and has served on several boards of health-related and aging organizations.