Health Management and Policy News

Sharma to discuss post-acute care, long-term care services in rural areas

During this Sept. 14 webinar, Hari Sharma, assistant professor of health management and policy, will discuss the availability of post-acute care and long-term care services in rural areas, focusing on nursing homes.  Published September 8, 2021

Study on vaccine hesitancy among older adults cited

A recent study by CPH assistant professor Kanika Arora and doctoral student Divya Bhagianadh was cited in a story about unvaccinated older adults. Where seniors get their information plays a role in vaccine hesitancy, according to the study. (New York Times) Published September 2, 2021

From the Front Row: Exploring DEI from a health care perspective

In the first of a three-part series on diversity, equity, and inclusion issues, Alexis welcomes guests John Diederich, CEO, Rush Copley Medical Center; Mary Shillkaitis, COO, Rush Copley Medical Center; and current MHA student Kori Thomas. Published September 2, 2021

Zahnd comments on nursing shortages in rural hospitals

Rural areas have long struggled to recruit and retain health professionals, but the recent COVID surge has worsened the problem. Whitney Zahnd, CPH assistant professor, voiced concern that rural hospitals may go unnoticed by government officials who are sending emergency assistance to larger hospitals with more patients. (Pew Charitable Trusts) Published September 1, 2021

Coleman, Jaggers named to ‘Forty Under 40’ list

Congratulations to Lastascia Coleman, a PhD candidate in health management and policy, and Beth Jaggers, HMP adjunct faculty member, who were named to CBJ's "Forty Under 40" leadership award list for 2021.  Published September 1, 2021

Alumnus discusses transformative MHA experience

Eric Mooss, president of Bryan Physician Network and vice president of operations for Bryan Medical Center, says his time within the University of Iowa College of Public Health's Master of Health Administration program was transformative. Learn more about how his time at Iowa has helped him lead in health management, policy, and research. Published September 1, 2021

Redwan Bin Abdul Baten part of student panel on campus involvement

Redwan Bin Abdul Baten, a PhD student in health services and policy, joined current and former leadership team members of the International Student Advisory Board to discuss the benefits of campus involvement. Published September 1, 2021

Ward comments on growth of school-based telehealth centers

Health systems are expanding telehealth services in schools, especially in areas where transportation and clinician shortages are barriers to care. Due to COVID-19 resetting the baseline for telehealth utilization, more virtual services exist now, says Marcia Ward, CPH professor and director of the Rural Telehealth Research Center. (Modern Healthcare) Published August 26, 2021

From the Front Row: MHA students discuss their summer internship experiences

In this episode, Alexis Clark hosts a discussion with five current Master of Health Administration (MHA) students at the University of Iowa about their summer internship experiences in widely different positions around the country. Published August 19, 2021

Alumna Michelle Niermann discusses challenges of pandemic, derecho

Five months into a global pandemic, Michelle Niermann (94MA), president and CEO of UnityPoint Health in Cedar Rapids, was hit with a second obstacle: a derecho. Niermann discusses how she helped navigate UnityPoint through a unique year. Published August 17, 2021