Health Management and Policy News

John Colloton celebrates turning 90

College of Public Health alumnus, benefactor, and UIHC director emeritus John Colloton celebrated his 90th birthday on Feb. 20.  Published April 6, 2021

Study finds pregnant Venezuelan refugees have worse birth outcomes than Colombian women

A new study from researchers at the University of Iowa College of Public Health and the National University of Colombia suggests that pregnant Venezuelan refugees in Colombia face significant health care barriers that result in worse birth outcomes when compared to native Colombians. Published March 29, 2021

Slessor named chief administrative officer at Winneshiek Medical Center

Alumnus Steve Slessor (08MHA) has been appointed to serve as the next chief administrative officer at Winneshiek Medical Center effective June 1, 2021. Published March 25, 2021

CPH researchers’ study on mask mandates ranks among most shared of all time

Last June, University of Iowa researchers George Wehby and Wei Lyu were some of the first researchers to publish a study analyzing the effectiveness of mask mandates. Now, their study is one of the most shared studies of all time. (Daily Iowan) Published March 25, 2021

Kaskie discusses medical marijuana study

Brian Kaskie, associate professor of health management and policy, is working with the IDPH to develop an observational study on the effectiveness of medical marijuana in treating debilitating conditions. (The Gazette) Published March 18, 2021

Masks and vaccines are effective at combating COVID-19 spread

An article about the effectiveness of masks and vaccines at combating the spread of COVID-19 cited a study by CPH researchers Wei Lyu and George Wehby. The study analyzed how mask mandates in 15 states and the District of Columbia affected COVID-19 growth rates. (USA Today) Published March 18, 2021

Alumna appointed to Women’s Health USA leadership team

Women's Health USA, a national leader in value-based care and practice management services for the women's health sector, has announced that CPH alumna Sara Eversden (91MA in hospital & health administration) has joined as regional vice president and is currently serving as the CEO for Women's Health Texas. Published March 11, 2021

Alumna Carol Ayangbile strives to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion

Alumna Carol Ayangbile (13MHA) is active in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in her career as a health care administrator and as a member of the Department of Health Management and Policy's alumni board. Published March 10, 2021

Stark named Business Record’s 2021 Forty Under 40 Alumnus of the Year

Each year the Business Record honors a member of a previous Forty Under 40 class to recognize his or her contributions since being named a Forty. The 2021 Forty Under 40 Alumnus of the Year is CPH alumnus David Stark (96MHA), president and CEO of UnityPoint Health-Des Moines.  Published March 10, 2021

Mueller comments on lack of pharmacies in rural counties

More than 400 rural counties with a combined population of nearly 2.5 million people lack a retail pharmacy that's included in a federal partnership to distribute COVID-19 vaccines. Independent pharmacies that have traditionally served rural areas have been disappearing as well, adds Keith Mueller, director of the RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis. (AP) Published March 10, 2021