Category Archives: Health Policy and Management

Executive MHA Student Leads Effort to Restore Ebola Survivors’ Eyesight

November 09

Twenty-four Ebola survivors in Liberia regained their sight because of a cataract treatment project developed by Dr. John Fankhauser, Executive MHA student. Cataracts are a common side effect of the disease due to uveitis, a severe inflammatory condition to the eye that leaves many Ebola survivors with dense cataracts and…

Welcome Assistant Professor Carrie Henning-Smith

October 09

The School of Public Health, Division of Health Policy & Management welcomes Carrie Henning Smith, Ph.D.  Carrie has worked at the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center (RHRC) since 2015. Carrie completed her Ph.D., Health Services Research, Policy and Administration, University of Minnesota in 2015, and her M.S., Health Services Research,…

Fall HPM News 2017

September 08

          Read our fall newsletter with a note from HPM Division Head Timothy Beebe and updates on degree programs, students, faculty, research and staff. Fall HPM News 2017  

Half of Rural Hospitals Without Maternity Care

September 06

A new study from PhD student Peiyin Hung and the Rural Health Research Center finds that nine percent of rural counties in the U.S. lost hospital-based childbirth services from 2004-14.

From New Grad to CEO in Two Years

August 28

After graduating with a finance degree from Brigham Young University, Brent Parsons (MHA ’15) worked in patient billing at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City. But he needed more. “I didn’t feel like I was close enough to the patients and truly making a difference in the care they received.”…