Graduate Bulletin



Edward L. Hannan, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts
Health outcome assessment. Quality assurance and assessment.
Evaluation of health programs and policies. Decision analysis. Medical decision making.

Kajal Lahiri, Ph.D., University of Rochester
Efficiency and productivity measurement in hospitals and health centers.
Economics of Caesarean section practices.
Role of malpractice insurance crisis in health care cost increases.

Peter Levin, Sc. D., The Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health

Hospital and public health administration and policy formulation in academic medical centers and government.

Antonia Novello, M.D., University of Puerto Rico
New York State Health Commissioner.
Pediatrics, Health services administration,
Public Health issues, Public Health policy.

Janet D. Perloff, Ph.D., University of Chicago
Medicaid policy. Access to primary care. Maternal and child health policy.
Infant mortality reduction.

Bonnie Steinbock, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Intersection of ethics, medicine, and law.
Moral and legal status of the embryo.

Frank J. Thompson, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Health politics. Implementation of health policy.

Adjunct Professors

Paul Castellani, Ph.D., Syracuse University
Political and policy analysis in the field of disability policy.

Jeryl Mumpower, Ph.D., University of Coorado, Boulder

Decision-making processes, risk analysis and environmental policy.

Mildred Shapiro, M.A., New School of Social Research
Association Commissioner, Division of Medical Assistance - Medicaid Program,
policy planning and long-term care.

Clinical Professors

Raymond Sweeney, B.A., City College of New York
Executive Vice President, HANYS.
Health care financing, quality of care, alternative delivery systems.

Associate Professors

Diane Dewar, Ph.D., University at Albany, SUNY

Health insurance markets, health care utilization, economic evaluation of health policies and programs.

James W. Fossett, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Medicaid policy. Access to primary care.

Mary Gallant, Ph.D., University of Michigan

Chronic illness management. Gerontology. Health behaviors among other adults. Caregiving. Gender and Health.

Timothy Hoff, Ph.D., University at Albany, SUNY

Health Services Management, organizational theory and behavior; medical and occupational sociology. Effects of managed care on physician's attitudes, behaviors, and work indentities; interprofessional cooperation/conflict in the practice setting.

Hayward Hoff, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Race/Ethnicity, rural sociology and domography

Jayanth Kumar D.D.S., Bangalore University
M.P.H., Johns Hopkins
Monitoring trends in oral diseases. Impact of changing disease
patterns on the dental profession.
Determining the cost and effectiveness of dental services.
Exploring health promotion and disease prevention strategies.

Nancy Persily, M.P.H., Yale University, School of Medicine

Health care administration, managed care, health care planning, strategic planning and elder care.

Barry Sherman, Ph.D., University of Chicago
Psychosocial aspects of health. Coping, stress, and social supports.
Families of children with special needs. Substance abuse.
Pregnant and postpartum women and their children.

Clinical Associate Professors

Nancy Barhydt, Dr.Ph., Columbia University
Director, Bureau of Home Health Care

Robert Barnett M.A., Univeristy at Albany, SUNY
M.S.I.A., Union College
Design of reimbursement systems for health care institutions
with particular emphasis on patient classification systems and the role of resident training.

Oscar Carter, M.S., Columbia University
Health policy research specifically related to organizational collaboration for enhancing community health.

James Crucetti, M.D., George Washington University
Commissioner of Health, Albany County Department of Health

Barbara Frankel, MPH, University of Michigan
Development of managed care policy for maternal child health,
public health and special populations.

Elmer Green, D.D.S., Howard University
Director, Bureau of Dental Health, Division of Family Health.

Sonja Hedlund, M.S., Hunter College, Institute of Health Science
Design, implementation and evaluation of statewide community based cardiovascular disease prevention program.

William Leavy, B.A., University of Bridgeport

Principles of Public Health and International Health.

Patricia McGeown, M.H.S.A., University of Michigan

Reproductive health issues, community-based health planning, medical ethics.

Peter Millock, J.D., Harvard Law School
Counsel and member of a Health Services Practice law firm.

Dave Momrow, M.P.H., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Chronic disease prevention and control (e.g. coronary heart disease, cancer,etc.),
Community or population based intervention strategies. Tobacco use prevention/control strategies.

Ted Peters, Ph.D., University at Albany, SUNY
Organizational behavior and human resource management,
Applying social judgement theory to rural health policy and human resource planning.

William E. Reynolds, D.D.S., Northwestern
Director, Bureau of Standards Development and Chief Dental Officer.

Ed Salsberg, MPA, New York University
Work force planning and policy.

Mary-Jane Schneider, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Public health education, communication of health information.

Joseph Schulman, M.D., University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine

Clinical informatics. NICU and pediatric inpatient performance.

Peter Slocum, Vice President, Family Planning Advocates of NYS.

Lobbying, policy development and communications between legistlative activities and concerns of family planning clinics.

Dwight Williams, MSW, Rutgers University
Planning and policy development, program implementation and evaluation.

Carol Young, Ph.D., Cornell University
Continuing education training and how it can be used for organizational change.

Research Associate Professors

Michael Cummings, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Cancer research, epidemiology and control.

Paul Wing, D.Engin., University of Berkeley Calif.

Design, market and implement data bases, planning models, research studies, and statistical analyses in the fields of health and education.

Edward Waltz, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Community health, social/behavioral topics, AIDS health service programs.

Michael Zevon, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Medical psychology, behavorial health, and psychological aspects of cancer.

Assistant Professors

Mary Applegate, M.D., Johns Hopkins University
Prevention of unplanned pregnancy and infant mortality. Public health in health care reform.

Kirsten Davison, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Familial factors related to the development and consequences of childhood obesity.

Shadi Saleh, Ph.D., University of Iowa

Health care finance, health care management, cost-effectiveness/cost-benefit analysis, substance abuse, rural health, managed care, and access to health services.

Benjamin Shaw, Ph.D., University of Michigan

Social support and health among the elderly; the influence of early life social environments on adult health; stress, coping and health.

Wendy Weller, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

Care of children and adults with crhonic conditions.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Larry Preston, M.A., University at Albany, SUNY

Injury program development and health information systems and training

Research Assistant Professor

Anne McCartt, Ph.D., University at Albany, SUNY
Economic analysis, Cost-Benefit analyses, developing and conducting research and
evaluation studies in the prevention of injury due to highway crashes

Emeritus Professor

Dan E. Beauchamp, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins
Universal health care. Health care finance reform. Philosophical aspects of public health.
Politics of health care.