Health Policy and Administration (HPA) Faculty Directory

Rhonda BeLue
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Administration
Research Interests:

Health disparities in families and children, evaluation methodology, vulnerable populations, global health

rzb10@psu.edu
Diane Brannon
Professor of Health Policy and Administration
Research Interests:

Long-term care management; quality improvement in nursing homes; organizational design.

f8z@psu.edu
Jonathan Clark
Assistant Professor, Health Care Management Occupant of the Gregory H. Wolf Professorship in Health Policy and Administration; Executive Director of the M.H.A. Program
Research Interests:

Leadership and organization design; productivity, learning and performance in health care

jrc24@psu.edu
Naleef Fareed
Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Administration
Research Interests:

Policy and management issues related to healthcare organizations, with a special concentration on the enhancement of value in healthcare delivered by such organizations.

fareedn@psu.edu
Marianne M. Hillemeier
Department Head, Department of Health Policy and Administration; Professor of Health Policy and Administration and Demography
Research Interests:

Disparities in child and adolescent health;  disparities in children's health care access and utilization; women's health and healthcare disparities.

mmh18@psu.edu
Kyoungrae (Jeah) Jung
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Administration
Research Interests:

Prescription drug policy, Consumer Information, Provider Incentives, Medicare Policy, and Quality of Care

kuj11@psu.edu
Caprice A. Knapp
Senior Lecturer/Research Associate Professor of Health Policy and Administration
Research Interests:
cxk47@psu.edu
Deirdre McCaughey
Associate Professor, Health Care Management & Strategy and John Jones Scholar in Worker’s Compensation Research
Research Interests:

Occupational Health Psychology and Occupational Safety:
Organizational climate’s effect on employee and organizational outcomes.
Workplace safety climate, employee engagement, stress, absenteeism, injury, and turnover.
Identifying interventions and training to improve safety environment and reduce injury rates.

Healthcare IT Solutions for Enhanced Patient Care Experience:
Innovative technology solutions to enhance real-time organizational response to care problems .
Improving the provision and outcome of patient care using technology.
Improving occupational and communication tools for care provider well-being

mccaughey@psu.edu
Patricia Miranda
Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Administration and Demography
Research Interests:


• Social and cultural determinants of population health
• Health disparities
• Vulnerable populations
• Latino populations
• Cancer prevention

pym1@psu.edu
John Moran
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Administration
Research Interests:

The economic impact of cancer; health insurance; the health and medical care utilization of the elderly.

jrm12@psu.edu
Dennis Patrick Scanlon
Professor of Health Policy and Administration; Director of the Center for Health Care and Policy Research
Research Interests:

Consumer information and health care markets, health insurance and HMO plan performance, measurement of quality, and minority health outcomes.

dxs62@psu.edu
Mark Sciegaj
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Administration, Associate Director of the Penn State Smart Spaces Center, and Undergraduate Professor-in-Charge
Research Interests:

Person-centered and participant-directed long-term services and supports, Managed long-term services and supports, policy implementation, program evaluation, long-term services and support workforce development.

mxs838@psu.edu
Dennis G. Shea
Professor of Health Policy and Administration; Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Outreach, College of Health and Human Development
Research Interests:

Economics of aging; health economics; costs and use of long-term care, mental health care, physician services and prescription drugs among older persons; health insurance and Medicare policy.

dgs4@psu.edu
Pamela Farley Short
Professor of Health Policy and Administration and Demography
Research Interests:

Public policies governing the organization and financing of health insurance and health care; personal and social costs of cancer; changes in people's lives (health insurance, employment, health) over time.

pxs46@psu.edu
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