Speakers: Donna Buchanan, PhD

Donna Buchanan, PhD

Director of Research
Saint Luke’s Health System


Dr. Donna Buchanan is the Director of Research for Saint Luke’s Health System and is an Associate Professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She works to promote Saint Luke’s research mission and expand research opportunities. She plans, coordinates, and implements initiatives aimed to meet objectives of the SLHS research strategic plan.

Prior to her current role, Dr. Buchanan worked as a Researcher/Manager (2005-2017) and Director (2017-2018) with the Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Group at Saint Luke’s Hospital. She has made important contributions to the development and analysis of national data registries in the areas of behavioral health and cardiology. As a psychologist, she has conducted research examining the association of psychosocial and behavioral characteristics with heart disease and outcomes.