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Feb. 28, 2007

Greene To Lead UI Department Of Health Management And Policy

Barry Greene, Ph.D., University of Iowa professor of health management and policy, has been named head of the Department of Health Management and Policy in the UI College of Public Health. The appointment, which was effective Jan. 1, will be for 30 months. Greene had served as interim department head since July 2005.

"Dr. Greene's strong background in health services research and his many years of experience in previous academic leadership positions will ensure skillful, steady direction for the department during a time period in which new departmental faculty will be recruited and the college's new academic facility will be constructed," said James Merchant, dean of the UI College of Public Health.

Greene's academic and administrative experience includes a doctoral degree in sociology-health organization research from St. Louis University, a post-doctoral position in managerial epidemiology at the Yale University Medical School and 35 years of academic and health services research experience, including 20 years spent in leadership positions at the University of Florida and the Center for Research in Ambulatory Health Care Administration, American College of Medical Practice Executives.

Since joining the UI College of Public Health in 1999, Greene has directed the Master of Health Administration Program and served as deputy director and director of the Center for Health Policy and Research.

The college plans to initiate a search in 2007 for the next department head whose appointment would begin by July 1, 2009. The Department of Health Management and Policy, which began educating graduate students in hospital administration in 1950, is the oldest academic unit in the College of Public Health. In the U.S. News & World Report 2004 Edition of America's Best Graduate Schools, the department was ranked 11th in the Health Disciplines: Health Services Administration (master's) category.

The field of health management and policy is concerned with the management of health care organizations, formulation and implementation of health care policy, the administration and management of health care organizations, evaluating the distribution of and access to health care services, the financing and reimbursement of health care services, and evaluating the quality and outcomes of health care services.

STORY SOURCE: The University of Iowa College of Public Health, Office of Communications, 4261 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242.

MEDIA CONTACT: Dan McMillan, 319-335-6835,; Writer: Debra Venzke