Ph.D. Graduate Students
Research Interests: health disparities among minority populations and ways to incorporate spatial data in our understanding of health disparities.
Phylicia Twumwaa Bediako
Research/Academic Interests: Rural health, rural communities, especially ethnic/immigrant communities; global health (Ghana); Health disparities, epidemiology, sexually productive health issues and care provided for those issues.
Learn more about Phylicia Twumwaa Bediako
Research/Academic Interests: Broadly, I am interested mostly in how preventive health policy affects health outcomes. Naturally, the dual-title PhD in HPA and Demography is a good fit. Specifically, my interests lie with many vaccination topics, such as vaccine policy, mandates, and ethics.
Learn more about Will Bleser
Research/Academic Interests: I am interested in the methods used to design, implement, monitor, and evaluate health system strengthening programs in developing countries. I am also interested in how population changes affect access to health care in that region.
Learn more about Reni Elewonibi
Research Interests: quality improvement in health care organizations
Research Interests: disparities in children’s health and children’s mental health
Research Interests: health economics, with a focus on quality-adjusted life years
Research Interests: health insurance policies and their financial management strategies from an economic perspective
Research Interests: hospitals and health care organizations, organizational behavior, strategic management, and quality improvement
Young Hee Nam
Research Interests: the development of health policies that will balance efficiency and quality together with equity and social justice
Research Interests: quality of care
Research Interests: Electronic Medical Records and Operations Management
Research Interests: increasing access and decreasing the cost of healthcare; quality improvement; healthcare cost; primary prevention through community; health policy development and implementation
Research Interests: health geography and health care disparities