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The world-class faculty in Penn State’s Health Policy and Administration actively engage in cutting-edge research that expands the body of knowledge in our field, while also acting as mentors to our graduate students.

In keeping with our innovative and interdisciplinary mission in Health Policy and Administration, the research possibilities here are extensive and diverse, covering domains such as health economics and disparities, how laws influence access to care, models of care for vulnerable populations, the economic impact of cancer — and much more.

Yubraj Acharya

yua36@psu.edu

Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Administration

Research Interests:

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

Marianne M. Hillemeier

mmh18@psu.edu

Professor of Health Policy and Administration and Demography

Research Interests:

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

Christopher S. Hollenbeak

csh10@psu.edu

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

Charleen Hsuan

chsuan@psu.edu

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

Jeah (Kyoungrae) Jung

kuj11@psu.edu

Associate Professor of Health Policy and Administration

Research Interests:

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

Patricia Miranda-Hartsuff

pym1@psu.edu

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)

John Moran

jrm12@psu.edu

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

Selena E. Ortiz

seortiz@psu.edu

Assistant Professor; Gregory H. Wolf Professor of Health Policy and Administration

Research Interests:

Examining the determinants of population health policy formation, including problem recognition, the formulation of policy proposals, and politics; using mixed methods to examine how cognitive frames and values influence policy agenda setting, public deliberation, and individual health care decision-making

Jeannette A. Rogowski

Professor of Health Policy and Administration

Research Interests:

Dennis Patrick Scanlon

dxs62@psu.edu

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

Mark Sciegaj

mxs838@psu.edu

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

Joel E. Segel

jes87@psu.edu

Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Administration

Research Interests:

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

Dennis G. Shea

dgs4@psu.edu

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

Yunfeng Shi

yus16@psu.edu

Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Administration

Research Interests:

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

David Vanness

Professor of Health Policy and Administration

Research Interests: