Health Management and Policy News

Changing the narrative around rural health care

Kristin Wilson, director of Iowa’s MHA program, and Hallie Vonk, a first-year MHA student, co-authored an article about the possibilities for innovation and the role of emerging leaders in rural health care. (The Rural Monitor) Published June 12, 2023

Student spotlight: Joanne Constantin

Joanne Constantin recently earned a PhD in health services and policy with a focus on health economics. Learn more about her background and research interests. Published May 25, 2023

Zahnd comments on power of rural research

The national perception of rural America has started to change, accompanied by an increase in rural health research. "In recent years, more people have realized the importance of rural communities and what rural residents need – and rural communities are not a monolith,” says Whitney Zahnd, CPH assistant professor. (NHRA) Published May 25, 2023

MHA students develop white paper on The Daisy Foundation

MHA students AnnaVay Ellingworth, Bonnie Gao, Adriana Kotchkoski, Alana Monson, Rasika Mukkamala, Madisen Pautvein, and Logan Schmidt have been working with faculty advisor Joe Tye on a white paper about The DAISY Foundation since early September. The project began with brainstorming sessions, where students provided insight on who may be the best people to interview […] Published May 17, 2023

Graduate spotlight: John Dickens

After earning an MPH with an emphasis in policy, John Dickens will move to Hawaii. He’ll work with a public health policy center at the University of Hawaii to research and address rural public health needs. Published May 10, 2023

Jim Skogsbergh receives AHA Distinguished Service Award

Jim Skogsbergh (82MA) received the 2023 Distinguished Service Award from the American Hospital Association in recognition of his career as a leader on industry transformation and innovation, health care reform and patient safety, and population health and transition to value-based care. Published May 10, 2023

Students honored with awards at SAVIR conference

Two CPH students recently received awards at the 2023 conference of the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR) held in Denver, Colorado.  Published May 3, 2023

Student GulRukh Mehboob’s art highlighted

View an online gallery of artwork by GulRukh Mehboob, a PhD student in health management and policy and self-taught artist. Published April 27, 2023

Iowa hospitals face increasing financial challenges

In an article about financial pressures facing rural hospitals, professors Keith Mueller and Whitney Zahnd commented on creative strategies some hospitals are using to stay afloat. (Daily Iowan) Published April 26, 2023

Khyathi Gadag: Building better connections to mental health services

Khyathi Gadag V., a PhD student in the Department of Health Management and Policy, is working to improve access to community mental health resources. One of her projects includes starting a new student organization called Here to Help.  Published April 25, 2023