Current PhD Students

Policies surrounding immunization recommendations, immunization registries, improving immunization rates, and improving the tracking and documentation of vaccines

Gayle Brekke

Gayle M. Brekke

MBA, Health Care Leadership, Rockhurst University
BA, Mathematics, St. Mary's University of Minnesota

Research Interests: Health economics, patient engagement and empowerment, disruptive innovation, measurement and communication of quality and outcomes, impact of insurance benefit design on health care expenditures, and modeling and simulation techniques.

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A Gafford

Atlee Gafford

M.A. Applied Economics, Western Kentucky University
B.A. Political Science, Western Kentucky University

Research Interests:  Health Economics, Medicaid/Medicare cost effectiveness, and Efficiency of Medical Institutions

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Jon Hamdorf

Jonathan J. Hamdorf

M.B.A. Baker University
B.S. Sociology, University of Iowa
B.B.A. Management Information Systems, Univerity of Iowa

Research Interests: Healthcare Technology, Healthcare Innovation, Health and Public Policy and person-level care for chronic conditions, personalized health and establishing health goals at all ages and health conditions.

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J. Hill

Jacqueline D. Hill (2010)

MPH (Health Communication Concentration), Tufts University School of Medicine
BS, Health Promotion, Oklahoma State University

Research Interests: Access to health care services, particularly for the under/uninsured, and impact of health insurance design on health care service utilization and outcomes

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Dorothy Hughes

Dorothy Hughes (2015)

MHSA, University of Kansas
BA, American University

Research Interests: Local, state and federal public policy

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Karen S. Johnson (2009)

MHSA, College of Business, Arizona State University
BA, Sociology, Hanover College (IN)

Research Interests: Health insurance, the Patient-Centered Medical Home, medical management interventions in commercial/Medicare/Medicaid populations, and workplace wellness initiatives

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Tiffany  M. Pothapragada (2012)

MS, Molecular Biotechnology, University of Kansas Medical Center
BS, Genetics, University of Kansas
BS, Clinical Laboratory Science, University of Kansas Medical Center

Research Interests: Policies surrounding immunization recommendations, immunization registries,  and improving the tracking and documentation of vaccines..

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Chris Mackay

Chris Mackay

M.S. Administration-Health Services, Central Michigan University
B.A. Nursing, University of Kansas

Research Interests:  Health policy influence on insurance coverage of clinical trial participation, Research training and education of health professionals working in clinical trials.

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Taiye Popoola

Taiye Popoola (2014)

MPH, Universisty of North Texas Health Sciences Center
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, University of Ilorin, Nigeria

Research Interests: Patient-centered care and outcomes, primary care, hospital readmissions and health disparities.

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William R. Venable III (2011)

MPA, Public Administration, UMKC
MBA, Barnett Helzberg School of Management, Rockhurst University
BS, Journalism, University of Kansas

Research Interests: Organizational Development, Business Modeling and Strategic Planning, in the Health Care Sector.  Also interested in improving access to information on the issues of aging.

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Last modified: Jun 26, 2017