CONTACT: DEBRA VENZKE
UI COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Release: Aug. 16, 2002
UI College of Public Health to present Distinguished Faculty Lecture Aug.
Samuel Levey, Ph.D., Gerhard Hartman Professor of Health Management and
Policy, will present the second annual University of Iowa College of Public
Health Distinguished Faculty Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29 in the
Seebohm Conference Room (Room 283) in the Eckstein Medical Research Building
(EMRB). Levey's presentation, "Public and Personal Health Services: Prospects
for a New Partnership," is free and open to the public. A reception in
the EMRB atrium will follow the lecture.
Levey will discuss how the United States may be at the threshold of potential
transformations that could result in long-needed reform of both the public
health and personal health services sectors of the health economy. For much
of the 20th century, the public health system and the health care system (or
medical care) existed virtually independently as two separate cultures. The
new realities of bioterrorism, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and drug-resistant
bacteria call for new public healthpersonal health partnerships. Levey
will outline opportunities for narrowing the divide between the two sectors
with the view that coordination will yield more cost-effective programs and
a better distribution of public and personal health services.
Levey received a doctorate in hospital and health administration in 1961
from the UI and a master of science degree in public health practice from
Harvard University School of Public Health in 1963. He has held several executive
positions in Massachusetts state government, including division director in
the Massachusetts Department of Public Health from 1963-1967, and deputy commissioner
of the Department of Public Welfare from 1968-1969. He has been the head of
three academic departments in health management and policy, including serving
as head of the UI Graduate Program in Hospital and Health Administration from
He is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and several
books, including one of the first health care management textbooks, "Health
Care Administration: A Managerial Perspective." Levey remains actively
engaged in teaching and research, particularly in the area of management and
leadership of healthcare organizations.
For more information or special accommodations to attend this lecture, contact
Kathy Hicklin, UI College of Public Health, at (319) 335-9648.