Positions

Overview

  • 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 trajectories of women leaders in health care. She currently serves as a Board Member of the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (Chicago, IL), Community Hospital Corporation (Plano, TX), and the Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame.

    Previously, Christy was a faculty member in Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan and the Michael O. and Barbara Bice Professor of Health Services Research, Management and Policy at the University of Florida. She holds a PhD in Health Services Organization and Policy from the University of Michigan, MHA and MBA degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a BS in Health Planning and Administration from the University of Illinois.
  • Research Overview

  • Health care management and leadership development, with an emphasis on how leadership and organizational factors are associated with high performance.

    Complex pay-for-value program for physicians, social determinants of health for vulnerable populations, interventions to improve population health, and the career trajectories of women leaders in health care.
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Health Services / Allied Health / Health Sciences, University of Michigan System : Ann Arbor 1998
  • Master of Business Administration in Business Administration and Management, University of Missouri System : Columbia 1988
  • Master of Health Related in Health Services Administration, University of Missouri System : Columbia 1988
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Health and Medical Administrative Services, University of Illinois System : Urbana-Champaign 1986
  • Full Name

  • Christy Lemak