Doctoral Program Theses

2011

Jungyoon Kim
Organizational structure and change process outcomes in facility-based and home-based long-term care
(Supervised by Diane Brannon)
First Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, Department of Health Services Research & Administration, University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health

2010

Monika Setia
Caring for the aging baby boomers : an assessment of the separation behavior of direct care workers in long term care.
(Supervised by Peter Kemper)
First Position After Graduation: Research Fellow, Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School

Michael P. Markowski
Three essays on cancer survivorship and labor supply
(Supervised by Pamela F. Short)

Chandrakala Ganesh
The diffusion of prescription drugs for Alzheimer's disease among Medicare beneficiaries
(Supervised by Dennis G. Shea).
First Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California at Berkeley

2009

Woolton Lee
Health Maintenance Organizations, Clinical Quality Measurement, and Market Competition: Demand and Supply Incentives for Quality Improvement (Supervised by Professor Dennis P. Scanlon)
First position after graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow in Health Economics, School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University.

Amy L. Stott
Improving long-term care management practices and direct care worker organizational commitment (Supervised by Diane Brannon)
First position after graduation:

2008

Calkins, Christopher
The Influence of Community Context on Health Plan Decisions: A Multi-Method Assessment of Community Effects
(Supervised by Professor Joe Vasey)
First position after graduation: Clinical Liaison Officer, Penn State Hershey Medical Center

2008

Louise Meret-Hanke
The Effects of the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) on Hospital and Nursing Home Use
(Supervised by Professor Peter Kemper)
First position after graduation: Assistant Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy, Saint Louis University.

Calkins, Christopher
The Influence of Community Context on Health Plan Decisions: A Multi-Method Assessment of Community Effects
(Supervised by Professor Joe Vasey)
First position after graduation: Clinical Liaison Officer

2007

Bai, Yu
Maltreated Children with Mental Health Needs: Does Coordination between Child Welfare Agencies and Mental Health Providers Improve their Outcomes?
(Supervised by Professors Marianne Hillemeier and Rebecca Wells)
First position after graduation: Visiting Scholar, Maternal & Child Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Beauvais, Bradley
Does Money Really Matter: The Effects of Organizational Finances on Quality of Health Care
(Supervised by Professor Rebecca Wells)
First position after graduation: Assistant Professor, US Army Baylor Program in Health & Business Administration

2006

Josiah, M. Robina
Evaluating the Determinants of a Successful Organ Donor Process in a Multi-Hospital System
(Supervised by Professor Karl McCleary)
First position after graduation: Baylor Health Care System

Oluwole, (Tok's) Adetokunbo
The Effect of The State Children's Health Insurance Program on Health Insurance Transitions Among Low-Income U.S. Children: A Multilevel Approach (Supervised by Professor Dennis G. Shea)
First position after graduation: Assistant Professor, Martin School of Public Policy, University of Kentucky

Taylor, Jessica
Predictors and Outcomes of Continuity of Psychotropic Treatment among Medicaid Children
(Supervised by Professor E. Michael Foster)
First position after graduation: Analyst, Westat

2005

Rumberger, Jill
Is There a Strategic and Financial Business Case for Telehealth in Home Health Agencies
(Supervised by Professor Kathryn Dansky)
First position after graduation: Assistant Professor of Health Care Management, Penn State

Beich, Jeff
Evaluating Diabetes Disease Management and Quality Improvement Programs in Managed Care Organizations
(Supervised by Professor Dennis Scanlon)
First position after graduation: Independent Consultant

Garcia, Chris
Community Health Center Inter-Organizational Relationships
(Supervised by Professor Rebecca Wells)
First position after graduation: Assistant Professor and Navy-Coast Guard Deputy Program Director, Army-Baylor Graduate Program in Health Administration

Gifford, Beth
Applying Multilevel Models to Health Services Research for Children with Mental Health Problems
(Supervised by Professor E. Michael Foster)
First position after graduation: Research Scientist, The Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University

Yant, Brye
Impact of Telehealth on Job Satisfaction of Nurses and Organization Performance of Home Health Agencies
(Supervised by Professor Kathryn Dansky)
First position after graduation: Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania and the Veterans Administration

2004

Pringle, Kristine
TREAT 'EM: Triangulation, Risk, and the Economics of Alcoholism and Treatment among Elders in Medicare
(Supervised by Professor Dennis G. Shea)
First position after graduation: Research Specialist, First Health/PACE

2003

Tunceli, Kaan
A Structural Model of the Effect of Retiree Health Insurance on Early Retirement
(Supervised by Professor Pamela Farley Short)
First position after graduation: Henry Ford Health System

Qaseem, Amir
The Impact of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 on the Supply of Subacute Care Services by Nursing Homes: A Longitudinal Analysis of Industry Response
(Supervised by Professor Robert Weech-Maldonado)
First position after graduation: Clinical epidemiology, American College of Physicians

Nag, Soma
The Analysis of Consultation as a Practice Pattern
(Supervised by Professor Dennis G. Shea)
First position after graduation: Senior Manager, Outcomes Research and Management, Merck

Powell, Melanie Paige
Complement and Substitute Effects of Prescription Drug Insurance on Medicaid Covered Services
(Supervised by Professor Dennis G. Shea)
First position after graduation: Research Associate, University of South Carolina