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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

 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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 Jalal Uddin (2014)

MS Sociology and Anthropology, Iowa State University
Master of Social Sciences, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Bachelor of Social Sciences, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Research Interests: Health behavior, healthcare utilization, health inequality, and social demography.

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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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