Our PhD Graduates


N. Belz

Dr. Norbert E. Belz, PhD, MHSA (2015)

PhD, Health Policy and Management, University of Kansas 
MHSA, Health Policy and Management, University of Kansas
BS, Health Information Management, St Louis University

Current Position: Chair and Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Health Information Management, Universiry of Kansas Medical Center

Research Interests: Health Information Technology (HIT), Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and Health Outcomes.


Dissertation: "Advanced Use  of Electronic Health Records in Patient-Centered Medical Homes"


Dr. Melissa L. Jaffee, PhD, MBA (2015)

PhD, Health Policy and Management, University of Kansas
MBA, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University
BA, Economics, University of Texas - Austin

Current Position: Health Economics and Outcomes Research Value Demonstration Manager, Boehringer Ingelheim

Research Interests: Outcomes research, cost-effectiveness analysis, quality improvement, behavioral and health economics


Dissertation: "Emergency Department Utilization Among Kansas Medicaid Aged, Blind, and Disabled Beneficiaries with Severe Mental Illness: the Context and Extent of Ambulatory Care Sensitive Visits"

Dr. Kevin Sykes

Dr. Kevin Sykes, PhD, MPH (2014)

PhD, Health Policy and Management, University of Kansas
MPH,University of Kansas
BA, Trevecca Nazarene University

Current Position: Director, Clinical Research at University of Kansas Physicians, Inc

Research Interests: Global humanitarian healthcare delivery, healthcare for the medically underserved, enrolling underrepresented populations in clinical trials, and the impact of socioeconomics on clinical outcomes


Dissertation: "An Exploration of Participant Motives and Motivational Tensions in Short-Term Medical Service Trips"

Last modified: Jun 26, 2017