Current PhD Students

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, University 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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Dorothy Hughes

Dorothy Hughes (2015)

MHSA, University of Kansas
BA, American University

Research Interests: Local, state and federal public policy

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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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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: May 25, 2018