Health Policy and Administration (HPA) Faculty Directory

Yubraj Acharya
Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Administration
Research Interests:

Program evaluation, health disparities, global health policy, and health economics.

yua36@psu.edu
Naleef Fareed
Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Administration
Research Interests:

Policy and management issues related to healthcare organizations, with a special concentration on the enhancement of value in healthcare delivered by such organizations.

fareedn@psu.edu
Marianne M. Hillemeier
Professor of Health Policy and Administration and Demography
Research Interests:

Child and adolescent health; disparities in children's health care access and utilization; women's health and healthcare disparities.

mmh18@psu.edu
Christopher S. Hollenbeak
Department Head, Department of Health Policy and Administration; Professor of Surgery and Public Health Sciences
Research Interests:

Health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), cost-effectiveness and decision modeling, Bayesian inference.

csh10@psu.edu
Charleen Hsuan
Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Administration
Research Interests:

Health law and public health law, especially how laws influence access to care; how hospitals and other organizations respond to laws and other recommendations, including unintended consequences; public health services and systems research.

chsuan@psu.edu
Jeah (Kyoungrae) Jung
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Administration
Research Interests:

Prescription drug policy; consumer information; provider incentives; Medicare policy; and quality of care.

kuj11@psu.edu
Caprice A. Knapp
Senior Lecturer/Research Associate Professor of Health Policy and Administration
Research Interests:

Outcomes and behaviors for children with special health care needs and their families with a focus on vulnerable populations including investigating models of care that are more effective and integrated systems that can be implemented to improve care. Also child and maternal outcomes in developing countries.

cxk47@psu.edu
Patricia Miranda-Hartsuff
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Administration and Demography
Research Interests:

Social and cultural determinants of population health; health disparities; vulnerable populations; Latino populations; cancer prevention; policy evaluation; and health in all policies (HiAP).

pym1@psu.edu
John Moran
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Administration
Research Interests:

The economic impact of cancer; health insurance; the health and medical care utilization of the elderly.

jrm12@psu.edu
Selena E. Ortiz
Assistant Professor; Gregory H. Wolf Professor of Health Policy and Administration
Research Interests:

Broadly, Dr. Ortiz's research examines the determinants of population health policy formation, including problem recognition, the formulation of policy proposals, and politics. Specifically, Dr. Ortiz uses mixed methods to examine how cognitive frames and values influence policy agenda setting, public deliberation, and individual health care decision-making.


Dr. Ortiz's research has been published in Medical Care (in press), American Journal of Public Health, Journal of Preventive Medicine, and Public Health Reports. She currently serves on the advisory committee of the Nation’s Health, the official publication of the American Public Health Association.

seortiz@psu.edu
Dennis Patrick Scanlon
Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Administration; Director of the Center for Health Care and Policy Research
Research Interests:

Consumer information and health care markets, health insurance and HMO plan performance, measurement of quality, and minority health outcomes.

dxs62@psu.edu
Mark Sciegaj
Professor of Health Policy and Administration, Associate Director of the Penn State Smart Spaces Center, and Professor-in-Charge of the Undergraduate Program
Research Interests:

Person-centered and participant-directed long-term services and supports; managed long-term services and supports; policy implementation; program evaluation; and long-term services and support workforce development.

mxs838@psu.edu
Joel E. Segel
Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Administration
Research Interests:

Cancer; health economics; patient decision-making and consumer behavior; and quality of care and outcomes.

jes87@psu.edu
Dennis G. Shea
Professor of Health Policy and Administration; Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Outreach, College of Health and Human Development
Research Interests:

Economics of aging; health economics; costs and use of long-term care, mental health care, physician services and prescription drugs among older persons; health insurance and Medicare policy.

dgs4@psu.edu
Yunfeng Shi
Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Administration
Research Interests:

Consumer engagement and behavior; quality measurement and reporting; health care organizations; and health information technology.

yus16@psu.edu
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