Management & Economics

These faculty focus on health policy, Medicare/Medicaid, healthcare financing...


Jean Abraham, PhD
Professor and Interim Division Head

Division of Health Policy and Management

Private health insurance, including employer-based coverage and the individual market; Impact of the Affordable Care Act; employer wellness programs; digital health for chronic disease management

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Bjorn Berg, PhD
Assistant Professor

Division of Health Policy and Management

Health care operations, medical decision-making, health care scheduling, stochastic optimization, simulation

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Lynn Blewett, PhD
Professor

Division of Health Policy and Management

Health care policy, access to care, disparities, Medicaid/CHIP, immigrant health, survey research, international health systems

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Bryan Dowd, PhD
Professor

Division of Health Policy and Management

Management & economics, methods, health policy analysis, health economics 

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Linda Bane Frizzell, PhD
Associate Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Dr. Frizzell has been honored to be a tribal technical advisor for health care and services policy for over 29 years. She has extensive experience in working with countless tribes across the nation to enhance their infrastructures and assist in their quest for self-determination. She was chosen to be in the first class of Rural Health Fellows, a program initiated by the Office of Rural Health Policy and served as technical adviser and writer for the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (P.L. 94-437 as amended).

She currently serves on the national Office of Minority Heath’s Advisory Committee, Governing Board of the Minneapolis Indian Health Board; Global Health Faculty Associate; and an Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota.

She developed six classes in American Indian Health and Wellness; and an American Indian Graduate Minor and a Regents Certificate for American Indian Public Health and Wellness. She also teaches and provides presentations on tribal public health and wellness.

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Ezra Golberstein, PhD
Associate Professor

Division of Health Policy and Management

Health economics, health care policy, mental health, quantitative methods, health insurance, human capital, non-medical determinants of health

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Peter Huckfeldt, PhD
Vernon E. Weckwerth Professor in Healthcare Administration Leadership

Division of Health Policy and Management

Aging, chronic diseases, post-acute care, Medicare, health insurance, consumer directed health plans, diabetes, health economics, health care provider organization and payment

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Katy B. Kozhimannil, PhD, MPA
Distinguished McKnight University Professor

Division of Health Policy and Management

Health care policy, maternal and child health, rural health, health care quality, policy evaluation, health equity 

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Shalini Kulasingam, PhD, MPH
Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Chronic diseases, infectious disease, management & economics, mother & children, cancer, screening, vaccination, HPV, decision modeling, sexually transmitted infections 

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Ira Moscovice, PhD
Mayo Professor

Division of Health Policy and Management

Rural health, quality of care, hospitals

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Hannah Neprash, PhD
Assistant Professor

Division of Health Policy and Management

Health economics, health policy, quasi-experimental methods, public insurance programs, physician behavior, payment and delivery system reform

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Katie White, EdD, MBA
Associate Professor

Division of Health Policy and Management

Health care organizations, health system organization change initiatives,evaluation of delivery system innovations

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Rebecca Wurtz, MD, MPH
Associate Professor

Division of Health Policy and Management

Immunization barriers, electronic laboratory reporting, population health data standards, “data exhaust," and open health data

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