Health Services Administration

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Faculty Administrative Position

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    Allyson Hall, Program Director

    I am a professor in the Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and I teach health policy to graduate students. In August 2018 I became program director for our graduate programs in health care quality and safety. I also serve as a Co-Director for UAB's Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education

    My research focuses on health care access and utilization among vulnerable populations, including individuals living with a d...

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    Allyson Hall, Co Chair

    I am a professor in the Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and I teach health policy to graduate students. In August 2018 I became program director for our graduate programs in health care quality and safety. I also serve as a Co-Director for UAB's Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education

    My research focuses on health care access and utilization among vulnerable populations, including individuals living with a d...

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    Amy Landry, Program Director

    Amy Yarbrough Landry, Ph.D., the Howard W. Houser Endowed Professor in Health Services Administration, is an associate professor in the Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Landry also serves as Director for the Master of Science in Health Administration program. She received her Ph.D. (administration-health services) from UAB in 2006. Prior to joining the faculty at UAB, she was a member of the Health Services Research, Management, and Policy ...

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    Donna Slovensky, Associate Dean

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    Jessica Williams, Director

    Jessica H. Williams, PhD, MPH is a full-time Associate Professor and Program Director, Undergraduate Health Care Management in the Department of Health Services Administration, School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Williams holds a Ph.D. in Health Education/Health Promotion and an M.P.H. in Epidemiology, both from the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Public Health. Dr. Williams has over seventeen years’ experience in health services res...

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    Jessica Williams, Healthcare Management Program Director

    Jessica H. Williams, PhD, MPH is a full-time Associate Professor and Program Director, Undergraduate Health Care Management in the Department of Health Services Administration, School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Williams holds a Ph.D. in Health Education/Health Promotion and an M.P.H. in Epidemiology, both from the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Public Health. Dr. Williams has over seventeen years’ experience in health services res...

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    Katherine Meese, Center for Healthcare Management and Leadership Director

    Katherine A. Meese, Ph.D is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She also serves as the Director of Wellness Research in the UAB Medicine Office of Wellness. She earned her Ph.D in Health Services Administration with a specialization in health care strategic management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2019. Dr. Meese has several years of industry experience which encompassed work in ten countries on...

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    Kristine Hearld, Program Director

    Kristine Ria Hearld, Ph.D., is currently an associate professor in the UAB Department of Health Services Administration. Her educational background includes a B.A. in Anthropology, an M.A. in Demography, and a Ph.D. in Demography from the University of Pennsylvania. Ria also holds a Masters of Philosophy degree from University of Cambridge. Prior to joining UAB, she worked for Medical Advantage Group in East Lansing, Michigan, where she served as a consultant and manager for a 200-member indepe...

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    Leandra Celaya, Director

    Leandra Y. Celaya is a faculty member in the Department of Health Services Administration in the School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her current responsibilities include managing operations for the Executive Doctoral Program in Healthcare Leadership and the Department’s growing global educational partnerships. Her administrative responsibilities include program operations, planning logistics, writing and negotiating contracts, and coordinating with in-country...

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    Mohanraj Thirumalai, Dir of Performance Analytics

    Dr.Thirumalai is an Assistant Professor teaching in the MS in Health Informatics program at UAB. He serves as a Co-Director of UAB's Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Interactive Exercise Technologies and Exercise Physiology for People with Disabilities (funded by NIDILRR/ACL/HHS). He is the Director of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for the UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative and leads and directs the various ICT initiatives for several centers/projects including th...

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    Nancy Borkowski, Interim Program Director

    Nancy Borkowski, DBA, CPA, FACHE, FHFMA is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She received her DBA with specializations in health services administration and accounting from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Borkowski has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry and is a two-time past recipient of the American College of Healthcare Executive’s (ACHE) Southern Florida Senior Career Healthcare Exec...

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    Nataliya Ivankova PhD, Program Director

    Nataliya V. Ivankova, PhD, MPH, is Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration with a dual appointment in the School of Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She received her PhD in Administration, Curriculum, and Instruction from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) in 2004 and MPH in Epidemiology from UAB in 2014. During her doctoral studies at UNL, she worked as Research Associate and Research Projects Coordinator in the Office of Qualitative and Mixe...

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    Pamela Paustian, Administrator

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    Robert Weech-Maldonado PhD, MBA, Department Chairperson

    Robert Weech-Maldonado, MBA, PhD was appointed to the L.R. Jordan Endowed Chair in Health Administration in 2008 by the University of Alabama Board of Trustees. He is a Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration. Dr. Weech-Maldonado is a national authority in health disparities, cultural competency tools for healthcare organizations, racial and ethnic differences in patient experiences with care, and long-term care. Imparting this expertise to students, researchers and healthc...

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    Robert Weech-Maldonado PhD, MBA, Administrator

    Robert Weech-Maldonado, MBA, PhD was appointed to the L.R. Jordan Endowed Chair in Health Administration in 2008 by the University of Alabama Board of Trustees. He is a Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration. Dr. Weech-Maldonado is a national authority in health disparities, cultural competency tools for healthcare organizations, racial and ethnic differences in patient experiences with care, and long-term care. Imparting this expertise to students, researchers and healthc...

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    S Hernandez, Administrator

    S. Robert Hernandez is Distinguished Service Professor and Director of the UAB Executive Doctoral Program in Healthcare Leadership. He is also Senior Associate Chair for Global Health and is founding Director of the International Executive Masters of Science in Health Administration Program.

    Internationally, he served on the Board of Directors of the European Academy of Management (EURAM) from 2012 to 2018 and has chaired the EURAM Healthcare Management Research Track since 2008. H...

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    S Hernandez, Co Chair

    S. Robert Hernandez is Distinguished Service Professor and Director of the UAB Executive Doctoral Program in Healthcare Leadership. He is also Senior Associate Chair for Global Health and is founding Director of the International Executive Masters of Science in Health Administration Program.

    Internationally, he served on the Board of Directors of the European Academy of Management (EURAM) from 2012 to 2018 and has chaired the EURAM Healthcare Management Research Track since 2008. H...

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    Tapan Mehta, Director

    Dr. Mehta is a health services researcher with several years of experience in biostatistics and data mining. He is an Associate Professor and Director of Research in the Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). His training included PhD in Biostatistics and Masters in Electrical Engineering. He leads the NIH-funded Nutrition Obesity Research Center Design Analytics Core. His research projects include from large randomized controlled trials re...

  • Faculty Position

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    Abdulaziz Ahmed, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Allyson Hall, Professor (P)

    I am a professor in the Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and I teach health policy to graduate students. In August 2018 I became program director for our graduate programs in health care quality and safety. I also serve as a Co-Director for UAB's Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education

    My research focuses on health care access and utilization among vulnerable populations, including individuals living with a d...

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    Amanda Dorsey MSHI, Assistant Professor (P)

    Amanda Dorsey, MSHI, FHIMSS, is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Services Administration and teaches Health Information Technology (HIT) courses across three different programs. Prior to UAB, she worked in a variety of healthcare settings for more than 12 years prior to joining UAB in 2006. Amanda began her career at UAB Health System Information Services (HSIS) department and performed in a variety of roles including technical writer, business analyst, manager of strategic an...

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    Amy Landry, Professor (P)

    Amy Yarbrough Landry, Ph.D., the Howard W. Houser Endowed Professor in Health Services Administration, is an associate professor in the Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Landry also serves as Director for the Master of Science in Health Administration program. She received her Ph.D. (administration-health services) from UAB in 2006. Prior to joining the faculty at UAB, she was a member of the Health Services Research, Management, and Policy ...

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    Anthony Patterson, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Ashleigh Allgood, Instructor (P)

    Ashleigh Allgood is a faculty member in the Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her primary role is teaching undergraduate and graduate students quality improvement, project management, communication, teamwork, change management and strategic management principles. Ms. Allgood has ten years of experience guiding teams through quality and process improvement initiatives. She began her career developing and implementing evidence-based strategies...

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    Bryan Breland, Associate Professor (P)

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    Bunyamin Ozaydin, Assistant Professor (P)

    Bunyamin Ozaydin, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration and Scientist at School of Medicine Informatics Institute. He has a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Computer Engineering. Prior to his faculty appointment, he has worked in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Anesthesiology in various informatics roles for almost a decade. He mainly teaches in the Graduate Programs in Health Informatics focusing on systems analysis and desi...

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    Charles Stokes, Professor - Adjunct (P)

    Charles D. (Chuck) Stokes, FACHE is founding partner at Relia Healthcare Advisors, former president and CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston, and a Past Chairman of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is the 2021 recipient of the American College of Healthcare Executive's Gold Medal Award, which is ACHE’s highest honor, is bestowed on outstanding leaders who have made significant contributions to the healthcare field throughout their service career. The purpose of the ...

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    Christy Lemak, Professor (P)

    Christy Harris Lemak, PhD, FACHE is Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration where she served as Chair from 2014-2022. Christy teaches and conducts research in the areas of health care management and leadership development, with an emphasis on how leadership and organizational factors are associated with high performance. She has examined a complex pay-for-value program for physicians, social determinants of health for vulnerable populations, interventions to improve popula...

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    Cynthia Ransburg-Brown, Professor - Adjunct (P)

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    Donna Slovensky, Professor (P)

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    Erin E Blanchard , PhD, MSN, RN, CHSE, CMQ, Assistant Professor (P)

    Erin Blanchard, PhD, MSN, RN, CHSE, CMQ is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration. Erin teaches in the Simulation and Healthcare Quality and Safety programs. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mississippi University for Women in 2009 and earned from UAB both a Master of Science in Nursing and Health Systems Administration (2016) and a PhD in Health Education/Health Promotion (2021). She has previous experience in critical care and periop...

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    Ferhat Zengul, Associate Professor (P)

    Ferhat Zengul, Ph.D., MBA, MAcc is a full-time Associate Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration, School of Health Professions (SHP) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Prior to joining the Health Care Management Program, he worked as a financial/managerial accountant at UAB Hospital Finance and UABHS Facilities Planning and Capital Projects Office. He has over ten years of experience in the financial management of capital projects.
    Dr. Zengul’s overarchin...

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    Geoffrey Silvera, Assistant Professor (P)

    Hi, I’m Geoff Silvera, a management scholar primarily focused on the influence of executive decision-makers on end-user outcomes.

    I presently serve as an Assistant Professor of Health Services Administration in the Department of Health Services Administration at The University of Alabama-Birmingham’s School of Health Professions. Previously, I served on the faculty at Auburn University. My doctorate in Health Policy and Administration was completed at the Pennsylvania State University. ...

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    Haiyan Qu PhD, BSN, Associate Professor (P)

    Haiyan Qu, Ph.D, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration in the UAB School of Health Professions. Dr. Qu has taught quantitative research methods in M.S. in Health Administration Program for 12 years, and quantitative methods in M.S. in Health Informatics Program for six years.

    She has been an investigator and methodologist for 29 research projects. Her research interests focus on health disparities. She has published articles in Journal of Genera...

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    Heather Lee, Instructor (P)

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    Howard Houser, Professor - Emeritus (P)

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    James Burkhart, Professor - Adjunct (P)

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    Jane Banaszak-Holl, Professor (P)

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    Jessica Williams, Associate Professor (P)

    Jessica H. Williams, PhD, MPH is a full-time Associate Professor and Program Director, Undergraduate Health Care Management in the Department of Health Services Administration, School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Williams holds a Ph.D. in Health Education/Health Promotion and an M.P.H. in Epidemiology, both from the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Public Health. Dr. Williams has over seventeen years’ experience in health services res...

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    Katherine Meese, Assistant Professor (P)

    Katherine A. Meese, Ph.D is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She also serves as the Director of Wellness Research in the UAB Medicine Office of Wellness. She earned her Ph.D in Health Services Administration with a specialization in health care strategic management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2019. Dr. Meese has several years of industry experience which encompassed work in ten countries on...

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    Kristine Hearld, Associate Professor (P)

    Kristine Ria Hearld, Ph.D., is currently an associate professor in the UAB Department of Health Services Administration. Her educational background includes a B.A. in Anthropology, an M.A. in Demography, and a Ph.D. in Demography from the University of Pennsylvania. Ria also holds a Masters of Philosophy degree from University of Cambridge. Prior to joining UAB, she worked for Medical Advantage Group in East Lansing, Michigan, where she served as a consultant and manager for a 200-member indepe...

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    Larry Hearld, Professor (P)

    Larry R. Hearld, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He received his doctorate from the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health with an emphasis in Organizational Studies. His research encompasses two focal areas: 1) the development and sustainability of interorganizational and interpersonal relationships and the effects of these relationships on market-, organization-, and patient-level outcomes...

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    Leandra Celaya, Assistant Professor (P)

    Leandra Y. Celaya is a faculty member in the Department of Health Services Administration in the School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her current responsibilities include managing operations for the Executive Doctoral Program in Healthcare Leadership and the Department’s growing global educational partnerships. Her administrative responsibilities include program operations, planning logistics, writing and negotiating contracts, and coordinating with in-country...

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    Michelle Brown PhD, MS, MLS, Associate Professor (P)

    Michelle Brown, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration. Michelle leads the Healthcare Simulation Master's degree program as the founding program director. She teaches simulation design, advanced debriefing, patient safety, effective communication, and teamwork. Michelle is the recipient of the President's award for Excellence in Teaching and the Graduate Dean's award for Excellence in Mentorship, the highest honor conferred by the Graduate School. ...

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    Mohanraj Thirumalai, Associate Professor (P)

    Dr.Thirumalai is an Assistant Professor teaching in the MS in Health Informatics program at UAB. He serves as a Co-Director of UAB's Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Interactive Exercise Technologies and Exercise Physiology for People with Disabilities (funded by NIDILRR/ACL/HHS). He is the Director of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for the UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative and leads and directs the various ICT initiatives for several centers/projects including th...

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    Monica Aswani, Assistant Professor (P)

    Thematically, my research is motivated by how the quality/cost tradeoff is defined, operationalized, and implemented in healthcare. Methodologically, my work employs econometric and causal inference methods. Prior to joining the School of Health Professions, I also contributed to healthcare quality and patient safety projects at Johns Hopkins University and the World Health Organization.

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    Nancy Borkowski, Professor (P)

    Nancy Borkowski, DBA, CPA, FACHE, FHFMA is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She received her DBA with specializations in health services administration and accounting from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Borkowski has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry and is a two-time past recipient of the American College of Healthcare Executive’s (ACHE) Southern Florida Senior Career Healthcare Exec...

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    Nataliya Ivankova PhD, Professor (P)

    Nataliya V. Ivankova, PhD, MPH, is Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration with a dual appointment in the School of Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She received her PhD in Administration, Curriculum, and Instruction from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) in 2004 and MPH in Epidemiology from UAB in 2014. During her doctoral studies at UNL, she worked as Research Associate and Research Projects Coordinator in the Office of Qualitative and Mixe...

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    Nathan W. Carroll, Assistant Professor (P)

    Nathan W. Carroll is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). His research focuses on the financial management of health care organizations and organizational responses to changing reimbursement systems. Dr. Carroll’s research has been published in the American Journal of Managed Care, Health Care Management Review, Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology, and Inquiry. He holds a Ph.D. in Health Serv...

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    Pamela Paustian, Associate Professor (P)

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    Patrick Grusenmeyer, Associate Professor (P)

    Patrick Grusenmeyer, ScD, FACHE, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration, School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His primary areas of interest in teaching and research are healthcare policy, strategy and finance. He teaches in the health services administration undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs.
    Prior to joining UAB in 2017, Dr. Grusenmeyer served as the president of Christiana Care Health Initiatives, Inc., t...

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    Philip Cendoma, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Randa Hall, Assistant Professor (P)

    Randa Smith Hall, MBA, MSHA is Associate Chair of External Relations & Alumni Affairs and an Assistant Professor for the Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Before returning to UAB, Randa brings extensive experience with the field of practice after working in an integrative healthcare delivery system in Knoxville, TN, a dermatology group practice in Pinehurst, NC and the quality improvement organization for North Carolina.

    During h...

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    Richard Shewchuk, Professor - Emeritus and Professor - Emeritus (P)

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    Robert Weech-Maldonado PhD, MBA, Professor and Endowed Chair (P)

    Robert Weech-Maldonado, MBA, PhD was appointed to the L.R. Jordan Endowed Chair in Health Administration in 2008 by the University of Alabama Board of Trustees. He is a Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration. Dr. Weech-Maldonado is a national authority in health disparities, cultural competency tools for healthcare organizations, racial and ethnic differences in patient experiences with care, and long-term care. Imparting this expertise to students, researchers and healthc...

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    Sergio A. Sánchez-Luna PhD, Professor - Adjunct (P)

    Midge N. Ray, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration and an Associate Scientist in the UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center . She has Master’s degrees in both nursing and education and a PhD in Health Behavior. Dr. Ray currently teaches in the Master of Science (MS) in Health Care Quality and Safety Program and Health Informatics Program. Course responsibilities include Integrative HQS Capstone Experience, HI Capstone Projects, Healthcare Req...

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    Seung Yup Lee, Professor - Visiting (P)

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    Shannon Houser, Professor (P)

    Shannon Houser, PhD, MPH, RHIA, FAHIMA, is a professor of the Health Services Administration Department and an Associate Scientist in the Center for AIDS Research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She received her doctoral and Master's degrees in Health Behavior and Epidemiology from the School of Public Health of UAB. She was an appointed member of the Institute of Medicine’s Committee to Review Data Systems for Monitoring HIV/AIDS Care. Dr. Houser has been an active member wit...

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    Soumya Niranjan, Assistant Professor (P)

    Dr. Soumya Niranjan is an Assistant Professor of Health Professions in the Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She completed her undergraduate degree in Pharmacy at the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (India) and doctoral degree in Medical Sociology from UAB. She also completed a Master’s of Science in Clinical Investigation Sciences from University of Louisville, Kentucky.

    Dr. Niranjan’s research interests include h...

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    Stephen O'Connor, Professor - Adjunct (P)

    Stephen J. O’Connor, Ph.D., FACHE, is a professor in the Department of Health Services Administration and a Scholar in the UAB Lister Hill Center for Health Policy. He received his B.S. (Microbiology) and M.P.A. (Health Systems Planning) degrees from Indiana University, his M.B.A. degree (health services management) from the University of Dallas, and his Ph.D. (Administration – Health Services) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). O’Connor is board certified in healthcare manageme...

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    Steven Howard, Associate Professor and Assoc Prof (P)

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    Sue S Feldman, Professor (P)

    Sue Feldman is a Professor and Director of Graduate Programs in Health Informatics in Health Services Administration in the School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She teaches in the Clinical Informatics program, the Master of Science in Health Informatics program, and in the PhD program. She has a dual appointment in the School of Medicine, where she is a Senior Scientist in the Informatics Institute, and is a Fellow at the Center for the Study of Community Heal...

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    Susan Dawson, Instructor (P)

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    Tee Hiett, Professor - Emeritus (P)

  • Faculty Secondary Appointments

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    Bisakha Sen, Professor (S)

    Dr Bisakha (Pia) Sen is tenured Professor and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Endowed Chair in Health Economics. Her primary interest is investigating the determinants of health for vulnerable populations, with a focus on the role of policy and interventions at institutional, state and federal levels. Particularly, she has developed an extensive research agenda focusing on health outcomes among Alabama residents, with funding support from Alabama Medicaid and Alabama Children's Health Insurance Progr...

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    Caroline Harada, Associate Professor (S)

    Caroline Harada joined the School of Medicine faculty in 2008. She completed her undergraduate work in biology at Brown University in 1996, and, after a year of living in Bolivia teaching an after-school program in an orphanage, began her medical education at the Yale School of Medicine, graduating in 2001. She completed an internal medicine residency and two-year geriatrics fellowship at the University of Chicago. She currently works as a geriatrician at UAB, providing care to older adults with...

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    Charles Gorman, Associate Professor (S)

    C. Allen Gorman is an Associate Professor of Management and the Chair of the Department of Management, Information Systems, and Quantitative Methods in the Collat School of Business at UAB, where he teach classes in Human Resource Management and Leadership.

    His research interests fall within 4 broad domains: 1) job performance, 2) leadership, 3) training and development, and 4) individual differences in work behavior.

    Allen's work has been published in outlets such as the Journ...

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    Dawn Taylor Peterson, Associate Professor (S)

    Dawn Taylor Peterson is an Associate Professor in the School of Medicine, Department of Medical Education and in the School of Health Professions, Department of Health Services Administration. She holds a PhD in Instructional Design, as well as an Educational Specialist degree and a Master of Arts in Education. She completed her initial simulation training and the Advanced Comprehensive Instructor Course at the Center for Medical Simulation in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Peterson is also a Te...

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    James Cimino MD, Professor (S)

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    Jeffery Szychowski, Associate Professor (S)

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    Kierstin Kennedy, Associate Professor (S)

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    Leslie Hayes, Associate Professor (S)

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    Marjorie White, Associate Professor (S)

    Dr. Marjorie Lee White is a Professor in the School of Medicine, Departments of Pediatrics and Medical Education and in the School of Health Professions, Department of Health Services Administration. She is board certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care and Pediatric Emergency Medicine and practices Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Children’s of Alabama. She was awarded a bachelor's in history and American studies from Princeton University. She obtained her medical degree from the Univers...

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    Peter Ginter, Professor (S)

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    Rubindhiran Pillay, Professor - Visiting (S)

    Rubin Pillay is a high performance, versatile and commercially astute healthcare executive offering a twenty eight year career of impressive successes in healthcare as a clinician, academic, leader and innovator/entrepreneur .He is a medical futurist and a Professor of Healthcare Innovation and is currently the Assistant Dean for Global Health Innovation at the School of Medicine, as well as being the Chief Innovation Officer of the Health System at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He wa...

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    Tapan Mehta, Professor (S)

    Dr. Mehta is a health services researcher with several years of experience in biostatistics and data mining. He is an Associate Professor and Director of Research in the Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). His training included PhD in Biostatistics and Masters in Electrical Engineering. He leads the NIH-funded Nutrition Obesity Research Center Design Analytics Core. His research projects include from large randomized controlled trials re...

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    Thomas Powers, Associate Professor (S)

    Thomas L. Powers is Professor of Marketing in the Collat School of Business at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University and prior to his academic career he was a marketing manager with Ford Motor Company. He has published over 200 academic journal articles and conference proceedings and serves on a number of journal editorial boards. He has received several awards for teaching and research, and has been both an American Marketing Associati...

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