Ryan Leslie, PhD

Vice President, Academics & Research

Seton Healthcare Family


Ryan Leslie, PhD, is vice president with responsibilities for Analytics, Academics, & Research for the Seton Healthcare Family. He oversees the organization’s quality and performance reporting, as well as the care transformation analytics that support Seton’s move to value-based care. Additionally, he is responsible for Seton’s approach to enterprise information management, including the rollout of Ascension Texas’ population health data warehouse.

Ryan oversees Seton’s academic and research enterprise operations and works closely with The University of Texas and Dell Medical School to align the institutions’ strategies to improve the delivery of health care and improve patient outcomes and experience. He also chairs the effort to build national research capabilities across Ascension Health, Seton's parent organization, and the largest non-profit health system in the US.

Prior to joining Seton, Ryan spent 10 years as a consultant helping organizations conduct advanced analysis and build analytical capabilities. As a researcher, he studied how diagnosis-based risk adjustment models could be used to understand the costs of care for Central Texas’s medically indigent population.

Ryan holds three degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, including a BBA in management information systems and an MS and PhD in health economics and outcomes research.