My research interests include examining how public health issues impact access to care and overall population health, health services cost/benefit analysis, and organizational design.
I am an Assistant Professor in the Master of Public Health Program in the School of Health Professions at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). As an academician, I have taught undergraduate and graduate students in many of the subject areas in the health management and policy field to include finance and economics. I am involved in service activities to include serving as an accreditation team member for the Commission on Accreditation of Health Management Education since 2005. My research interests include health services cost/benefit analysis, access to care and organizational design. On the practitioner side, I spent 30 years in the U.S. Air Force as a healthcare executive to include serving in CEO, COO, and CFO positions in various healthcare facilities/systems of all sizes. I have several years of experience in the area of program analysis and evaluation (to include cost-benefit and cost effectiveness). I earned my Bachelor's degree in Integrated Life Sciences (1988) from Kent State University, Master of Business Administration with a concentration in finance (1989) from Miami University a Masters of Science in National Security and Resource Strategy (2011) from National Defense University and my Doctor of Philosophy in Health Services Administration (2004) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.