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Faculty Administrative Position

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    Celaya, Leandra, Assistant Director 2008 -

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    Celaya, Leandra, Director 2014 -

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    Grusenmeyer, Patrick, Director 2018 -

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    Hall, Allyson, Program Director 2018 -

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    Hernandez, S, Administrative Appointment 2015 -

    S. Robert Hernandez is Distinguished Service Professor and Director of the UAB Executive Doctoral Program in Healthcare Leadership. He is also Senior Associate Chair for Global Health and is founding Director of the International Executive Masters of Science in Health Administration Program.

    Internationally, he served on the Board of Directors of the European Academy of Management (EURAM) from 2012 to 2018 and has chaired the EURAM Healthcare Management Research Track since 2008. H...

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    Landry, Amy, Program Director 2015 -

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    Mehta, Tapan, Director 2019 -

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    Paustian, Pamela, Administrative Appointment 2015 -

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    Slovensky, Donna, Associate Dean 2001 -

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    Weech-Maldonado PhD, MBA, Robert, Department Chairperson 2009 -

    Robert Weech-Maldonado, MBA, PhD was appointed to the L.R. Jordan Endowed Chair in Health Administration in 2008 by the University of Alabama Board of Trustees. He is a Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration. Dr. Weech-Maldonado is a national authority in health disparities, cultural competency tools for healthcare organizations, racial and ethnic differences in patient experiences with care, and long-term care. Imparting this expertise to students, researchers and healthc...

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    Weech-Maldonado PhD, MBA, Robert, Administrative Appointment 2015 -

    Robert Weech-Maldonado, MBA, PhD was appointed to the L.R. Jordan Endowed Chair in Health Administration in 2008 by the University of Alabama Board of Trustees. He is a Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration. Dr. Weech-Maldonado is a national authority in health disparities, cultural competency tools for healthcare organizations, racial and ethnic differences in patient experiences with care, and long-term care. Imparting this expertise to students, researchers and healthc...

  • Faculty Position

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    Aswani, Monica, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

    My research employs econometric methods to investigate how national payment reform efforts relate to the quality of and disparities in healthcare delivery. Prior to joining the School of Health Professions, I also contributed to healthcare quality and patient safety projects at Johns Hopkins University and the World Health Organization.

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    Berner, Eta S., Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Borkowski, Nancy, Professor (P) 2015 -

    Nancy Borkowski, DBA, CPA, FACHE, FHFMA is Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She received her DBA with specializations in health services administration and accounting from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Borkowski has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry and is a two-time past recipient of the American College of Healthcare Executive’s (ACHE) Southern Florida Senior Career Healthcare Executive Award, whi...

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    Breland, Bryan, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Brown PhD,MS,MLS, Michelle, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

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    Burkhart, James, Credentialed Course Instructor 1991 -

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    Carroll, Nathaniel, Assistant Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Celaya, Leandra, Instructor (P) 2008 -

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    Dickinson, Ashley, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2014 -

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    Dorsey MSHI, Amanda, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

    Amanda Dorsey, MSHI, is director of operations and assistant professor in the MSHI Program. She worked in a variety of healthcare settings for more than 12 years prior to joining UAB in 2006. Amanda began her career at UAB Health Systems Information Services (HSIS) department and performed in a variety of roles including technical writer, business analyst, manager of strategic and regulatory planning and finally as the enterprise project manager for the health system’s HIPAA Project.

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    Feldman, Sue S, Associate Professor (P) 2016 -

    Sue Feldman is the Director of Graduate Programs in Health Informatics and teaches in the Clinical Informatics program, the Master of Science in Health Informatics program, and in the PhD program in the School of Health Professions. She has a dual appointment in the School of Medicine and is a Fellow at the Center for the Study of Community Health at UAB.

    Dr. Feldman is a Commissioner on the Health Informatics Accreditation Council for CAHIIM (Commission for Accreditation for Health In...

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    Gillihan, Kerry, Professor - Adjunct (P) 1990 -

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    Grusenmeyer, Patrick, Associate Professor (P) 2017 -

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    Hall, Allyson, Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Hall, Randa, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Hearld, Kristine, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Hearld, Larry, Associate Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Hernandez, S, Professor (P) 2015 -

    S. Robert Hernandez is Distinguished Service Professor and Director of the UAB Executive Doctoral Program in Healthcare Leadership. He is also Senior Associate Chair for Global Health and is founding Director of the International Executive Masters of Science in Health Administration Program.

    Internationally, he served on the Board of Directors of the European Academy of Management (EURAM) from 2012 to 2018 and has chaired the EURAM Healthcare Management Research Track since 2008. H...

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    Hiett, Tee, Professor - Emeritus (P) 1995 -

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    Houser, Shannon, Associate Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Ivankova PhD, Nataliya, Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Landry, Amy, Associate Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Lemak, Christy, Professor (P) 2014 -

    Christy Harris Lemak, PhD, FACHE is Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Services Administration. Christy teaches and conducts research in the areas of health care management and leadership development, with an emphasis on how leadership and organizational factors are associated with high performance. She has examined a complex pay-for-value program for physicians, social determinants of health for vulnerable populations, interventions to improve population health, and the career tra...

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    Mehta, Tapan, Associate Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Niranjan, Soumya, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

    Dr. Soumya Niranjan is an Assistant Professor of Health Professions in the Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She completed her undergraduate degree in Pharmacy at the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (India) and doctoral degree in Medical Sociology from UAB. She also completed a Master’s of Science in Clinical Investigation Sciences from University of Louisville, Kentucky.

    Dr. Niranjan’s research interests include h...

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    O'Connor, Stephen, Professor (P) 2015 -

    Stephen J. O’Connor, Ph.D., FACHE, is a professor in the Department of Health Services Administration and a Scholar in the UAB Lister Hill Center for Health Policy. He received his B.S. (Microbiology) and M.P.A. (Health Systems Planning) degrees from Indiana University, his M.B.A. degree (health services management) from the University of Dallas, and his Ph.D. (Administration – Health Services) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). O’Connor is board certified in healthcare manageme...

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    Opoku-Agyeman, William, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

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    Ozaydin, Bunyamin, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Patterson, Anthony, Assistant Professor (P) 2003 -

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    Paustian, Pamela, Associate Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Qu PhD, BSN, Haiyan, Associate Professor (P) 2007 -

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    Quintana, Jose, Associate Professor (P) 2015 -

    Jose B. Quintana, MHA, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration. He teaches courses in operations management, quality management, and quantitative methods in process improvement. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a member of the Academy of Management, the American Society for Quality, the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers, the National Association...

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    Ransburg-Brown, Cynthia, Professor - Adjunct (P) 2002 -

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    Ray, Midge, Professor (P) 2015 -

    Midge Ray, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration and an Associate Scientist in the UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center . She has Master’s degrees in both nursing and education and a PhD in Health Behavior. Dr. Ray currently teaches in the Master of Science (MS) in Health Care Quality and Safety Program, Health Informatics Program and in the MS in Health Administration Program. Course responsibilities include Integrative HQS Capstone Experienc...

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    Rollins-Kyle, April, Instructor (P) 2018 -

    April Rollins-Kyle is the Director of Operations and an Instructor in the UAB Health Care Management Program, Department of Health Services Administration, School of Health Professions. She is a marketing professional and UAB alumnus with more than 28 years of experience in continuing education, recruitment, retention and program development.
    Prior to joining the School of Health Professions, she held progressive roles in UAB Special Studies providing administration and training in prof...

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    Shewchuk, Richard, Professor - Emeritus and Professor - Emeritus (P) 2012 -

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    Slovensky, Donna, Professor (P) 2001 -

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    Thirumalai, Mohanraj, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Vice, Jon, Associate Professor (P) 2010 -

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    Weech-Maldonado PhD, MBA, Robert, Professor and Endowed Chair (P) 2009 -

    Robert Weech-Maldonado, MBA, PhD was appointed to the L.R. Jordan Endowed Chair in Health Administration in 2008 by the University of Alabama Board of Trustees. He is a Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration. Dr. Weech-Maldonado is a national authority in health disparities, cultural competency tools for healthcare organizations, racial and ethnic differences in patient experiences with care, and long-term care. Imparting this expertise to students, researchers and healthc...

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    Williams, Jessica, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

    Jessica H. Williams, PhD, MPH is a full-time Associate Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration, School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Williams holds a Ph.D. in Health Education/Health Promotion and an M.P.H. in Epidemiology, both from the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Public Health. Dr. Williams has over ten years’ experience in health services research at UAB, with interventions focused on health disparities, i...

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    Zengul, Ferhat, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

  • Faculty Secondary Appointments

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    Cimino MD, James, Professor (S) 2015 -

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    Ginter, Peter, Professor (S) 1988 -

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    Hayes, Leslie, Associate Professor (S) 2014 -

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    Peterson, Dawn Taylor, Assistant Professor (S) 2016 -

    Dawn Taylor Peterson, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine, Department of Medical Education and in the School of Health Professions, Department of Health Services Administration. She is also the Director of Faculty Development & Training for the Office of Interprofessional Simulation. Peterson holds a PhD in Instructional Design, as well as an Educational Specialist degree and a Master of Arts in Education. She completed initial simulation training and the Advanced Comprehe...

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    Pillay, Rubindhiran, Professor - Visiting (S) 2014 -

    Rubin Pillay is a high performance, versatile and commercially astute healthcare executive offering a twenty eight year career of impressive successes in healthcare as a clinician, academic, leader and innovator/entrepreneur .He is a medical futurist and a Professor of Healthcare Innovation and is currently the Assistant Dean for Global Health Innovation at the School of Medicine, as well as being the Chief Innovation Officer of the Health System at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He wa...

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    Powers, Thomas, Associate Professor (S) 1991 -

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    Szychowski, Jeffery, Associate Professor (S) 2016 -

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    White, Marjorie, Associate Professor (S) 2016 -

    Dr. Marjorie Lee White is a Professor in the School of Medicine, Departments of Pediatrics and Medical Education and in the School of Health Professions, Department of Health Services Administration. She is board certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care and Pediatric Emergency Medicine and practices Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Children’s of Alabama. She was awarded a bachelor's in history and American studies from Princeton University. She obtained her medical degree from the Univers...

  • Non-faculty Academic Position

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    Baumgardner, Catherine, Credentialed Course Instructor 2015 -

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    Bell, Liliana, Credentialed Course Instructor 2019 -

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    Brace, Rodney, Credentialed Course Instructor 2018 -

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    Dye, Carson, Credentialed Course Instructor 2015 -

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    Goff, Carl, Credentialed Course Instructor 2015 -

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    Koch, Karen, Credentialed Course Instructor 2012 -

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    Martin, Heather, Credentialed Course Instructor 2019 -

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    Oglesby, Willie, Credentialed Course Instructor 2019 -

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    Phillips, Frank, Credentialed Course Instructor 2006 -

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    Spath, Patrice, Credentialed Course Instructor 2004 -

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    Wheeler, John, Credentialed Course Instructor 2004 -

  • Past Position At Uab

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    Blackburn, Justin, Assistant Professor - Visiting (P) 2018 -

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