Health Management and Policy News

Semprini awarded Thomas P. Gould Prize

Jason Semprini, a doctoral student in the Department of Health Management and Policy, was recently awarded the Thomas P. Gould Prize for the best article published in The Online Journal of Rural Research and Policy. Published January 19, 2022

Kensinger honored with Young Executive Achievement Award

Brooke Kensinger (05MHA), CEO of MercyOne Elkader Medical Center, was awarded the Iowa Hospital Association 2021 Young Executive Achievement Award. Published January 12, 2022

Health insurance expansion linked to improved academic test scores of low-income children

A new University of Iowa study suggests that increasing access to health insurance coverage helps boost test scores among children from low-income households. Published January 5, 2022

Iowa researchers’ paper honored as one of best of 2021

A manuscript by Haobing Qian, a doctoral candidate in health management and policy, and George Wehby, professor of health management and policy, was recognized as one of the best papers of 2021 by the Editorial Board of Women’s Health Issues.  Published December 15, 2021

Zahnd receives 2021 New Faculty Research Award for rural cancer project

Congratulations to Whitney Zahnd, assistant professor of health management and policy, who has been named the recipient of the 2021 College of Public Health New Faculty Research Award.  Published December 7, 2021

Mueller, Ullrich discuss COVID-related deaths in rural areas

Keith Mueller and Fred Ullrich discussed research from the RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis regarding COVID-19's impact on rural people and places. (Washington Journal/C-SPAN) Published December 2, 2021

Alumnus Cormac O’Sullivan elected president of NBCRNA Board of Directors

The National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) is pleased to announce that Cormac O’Sullivan (08PhD) has been elected president of its Board of Directors. Published December 1, 2021

Ward co-chairs NQF committee report outlining framework to guide telehealth delivery

A new report from National Quality Forum’s (NQF) Rural Telehealth and Healthcare System Readiness Committee outlines a framework to assess the impact that telehealth has on health care system readiness and health outcomes during emergencies and other public health events, specifically for rural areas. The committee is co-chaired by Marcia Ward, professor and director of the Rural Telehealth Research Center at the University of Iowa College of Public Health. Published December 1, 2021

Freese Decker shares her breakthrough leadership moment

Alumna Tina Freese Decker (02MHA), president/CEO of Spectrum Health System, recently shared the breakthrough leadership moments that continue to compel her, even when the challenges seem insurmountable.  Published November 17, 2021

Iowa students place in Top 5 of NAHSE Case Competition

Congratulations to HMP students Kori Thomas, R. Whit Delaney, and Mekenna Ollinger, who placed fifth in the 2021 Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition sponsored by the National Association of Health Services Executives. Published November 16, 2021