Health Management and Policy News

Zahnd awarded grant to study screening for social needs in rural settings

Whitney Zahnd, assistant professor of health management and policy, has been awarded the 2023 Pilot Research Grant from the University of Iowa’s Prevention Research Center of Rural Health (PRC-RH) for her proposed project, “Screening and Referring for Social Needs in Rural Health Care Settings in Iowa.” Published April 25, 2023

Jada McDonald honored with Margaret P. Benson Memorial Award

Jada McDonald, an undergrad-to-grad student and first-year MPH in policy student, recently received the Margaret P. Benson Memorial Award. The scholarship recognizes students committed to gender equity/issues impacting women, diversity, and social activism. Published April 19, 2023

Q&A with Executive MHA student Nigel Gawa

Executive Master of Health Administration (EMHA) student Nigel Gawa has had an unusual path to health care leadership. Learn more about his academic journey and professional aspirations.  Published April 18, 2023

Alumna Brianne Bakken honored with Wiederholt Prize for best paper

Alumna Brianne Bakken (15PharmD, 17MHA) was recently recognized by the American Pharmacists Association for the best paper published in the association's journal. Published April 11, 2023

CPH faculty and student receive Discovery and Innovation Awards

Congratulations to Christine Petersen, professor of epidemiology; Keith Mueller, Gerhard Hartman Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy; and Laura Flores, a human physiology major completing a public health certificate, for being named recipients of Discovery and Innovation Awards.  Published March 23, 2023

Article by Whitney Zahnd honored for research impact

A paper led by Whitney Zahnd, assistant professor of health management and policy, has been selected by the American Association for Cancer Research to receive an award based on its high impact and originality. Published March 2, 2023

MHA students place among top teams at UAB case competition

Congratulations to the team of MHA students who earned a third place finish at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health Administration Case Competition!  Published February 24, 2023

Tina Freese Decker named one of ‘Top Women Leaders in Healthcare’

Alumna Tina Freese Decker (02MHA) was named to Modern Healthcare’s "Top Women Leaders in Healthcare 2023" list.  Published February 23, 2023

Keith Mueller featured in National Rural Health Association Q&A

Keith Mueller, professor and director of the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI), answers a Q&A about his career, why he is passionate about rural health research, and why he feels it’s vital to support opportunities for future rural health leaders. Published February 15, 2023

Kotchkoski awarded CAHME scholarship

Congratulations to MHA student Adriana Kotchkoski for being named the recipient of the 2023 CAHME/Dawn Gideon Foundation Scholarship for Women Supporting Communities in Need.  Published January 26, 2023