Making a Difference, Here & Beyond
The community invests in Dell Med. In return, it’s our responsibility — one we take seriously — to be agents for change and to show real impact.
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Creating a New Kind of Doctor
We recruit and train physician leaders as comfortable taking on systemic challenges in health as caring for individual patients.
Improving Care. Improving Health.
We’re here to make health — including health care — better. The end goal is a complete revolution in how people get and stay healthy.
Discovery to Impact — Faster
We reward creative thinking and encourage rapid experimentation, using collaborative programs to speed promising research to market.
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True health demands that the whole work in harmony, which is why we’re dedicated to partnership. Indeed, we can’t achieve our goals without it.
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We’re rethinking the role of academic medicine in improving health — and doing so with a unique focus on our community.
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Rebecca Pryor Abbott, M.A.


Rebecca Pryor Abbott, M.A., is the director of research operations, analytics and communications for Dell Medical School. Leading operational and strategic initiatives to facilitate research at Dell Med, Abbott aims to support the availability of better treatments for patients, and the health and wellness of the larger Austin community.

Abbott has more than 13 years’ experience in health care using change management principles, project management proficiency, efficiency optimization techniques (e.g., lean six-sigma) and statistical analysis to solve complex problems and incorporate the best solutions into operations.

Before joining Dell Med, Abbott reported to the chief quality officer for Ascension Seton and was responsible for monitoring a large network-level project portfolio. This role built upon her experience as a clinical outcomes consultant, supporting efforts to improve clinical quality and financial reimbursement. Prior to her time at Ascension Seton, Abbott worked in research at Duke University Medical Center supporting studies on pain management and social and psychological factors impacting health.

Abbott received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in psychology from Duke University.