Associate Vice Provost for Public Sector Innovation
Johns Hopkins University
Beth Blauer is the Associate Vice Provost for Public Sector Innovation at Johns Hopkins University. She is the former the Executive Director and founder of the Center for Government Excellence and is currently the Data Lead for Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. Blauer is also an Associate Professor of Practice at the Carey Business School. As a dedicated public servant and international expert on government performance programs for more than fifteen years, Beth Blauer spent her career working to improve people’s lives by bringing data into governments’ decision-making processes.
Blauer founded the Center for Government Excellence, in 2015 and since then, has successfully worked with over 200 mayors from around the globe to advance the use of data and evidence. She has built the organization to be a leader in data-driven insights for city leaders and public sector practitioners across the country and around the world. In 2021, Blauer launched the Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation anew Center focused on advancing the art and science of innovation for the public sector.
Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Blauer designed and launched Socrata’s GovStat platform for federal, state, and local governments. Having entered public service as a juvenile probation officer in Maryland, Blauer was quickly promoted within the department, becoming the Chief of Staff. It was in this capacity she began working on the creation and implementation of “StateStat.” In 2008, then Governor Martin O’Malley asked Blauer to lead his nationally recognized StateStat program.
Blauer graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland and holds a JD from New York Law School