Current PhD Students

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

N. Belz

Norbert E. Belz (2009)
nbelz@kumc.edu

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

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

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A Gafford

Atlee Gafford

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

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

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J. Hill

Jacqueline D. Hill (2010)
jhill6@kumc.edu

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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Melissa L. Jaffee (2010)
Mjaffee@kumc.edu

MBA, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University
BA, Economics, University of Texas – Austin

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

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Karen S. Johnson (2009)
kjohnson6@kumc.edu

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

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

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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Phil Pereira

Felipe Pereira (2012)
ppereira@kumc.edu

MHS (Health Policy), Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
BA, Sociology, Brandeis University
           
Research Interests: Access to health care insurance and services, the impact of health insurance   design on utilization and outcomes, the role of public insurance programs in the American health care system and their impact on vulnerable populations, and the politics of health policy

K.Sykes

Kevin Sykes (2009)
ksykes@kumc.edu

MPH, Preventive Medicine, University of Kansas
BS in Biology, Trevecca Nazarene University (Nashville)

Research Interests: impact and efficacy of international medical brigades, healthcare for the underserved, and outcomes research

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W.Venable

William R. Venable III (2011)
wvenable@kumc.edu

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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