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Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Health


Professor Pillay

Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Health, Collat School of Business and School of Medicine, United States

Professor Pillay

Editor-in-Chief: Professor Rubin Pillay

Rubin Pillay is a medical futurist and professor of healthcare, innovation and entrepreneurship at the Collat School of Business and School of Medicine at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. He is also a visiting professor of healthcare innovation at the Copenhagen Business School and was previously the Daniel White Jordan Chair and executive director of the Center for Health Systems Innovation at the Spears School of Business, and the Center for Health Sciences at Oklahoma State University. He is a family physician and clinical pharmacologist who holds a PhD in business administration, an MBA and an MSc in Health Management.

Prior to taking up his current position, he headed up programs in health leadership at the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government (Pennsylvania, USA) and the School of Business and Finance (Cape Town, South Africa). He has extensive international teaching and consulting experience and has published widely in the field of strategic health leadership. His current work focuses on the role of creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship (CIE) in the transformation of health and health care, and he is widely regarded as a preeminent health futurist and scholar in this area.

He is the first president of the International Society of Healthcare Entrepreneurship Education and Research (ISHEER), a harvard advanced leadership fFellow in health innovation and the founding chairperson of the International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Healthcare.


Editorial Board

James Barlow, Professor of Technology and Innovation Management, Imperial College Business School, London, UK

Afschin Gandjour, Professor of Health Management, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Germany

Jason Hwang, Co-Founder, Icebreaker Health (Lemonaid Health), San Francisco, CA, USA

Keith Joiner, Professor of Economics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

Elizabeth Kendall, Professor, The Hopkins Centre: Research for Rehabilitation and Resilience, Griffith University, Australia

Lynn Johnson Langer, Director, Enterprise & Regulatory Science Programs, Center for Biotechnology Education, Johns Hopkins University, Rockville, MD, USA

Lawton R. Burns, James Joo-Jin Kim Professor of Health Care Management, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Greg Randolph, Professor, Department of Pediatrics; Adjunct Professor, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; President & CEO, Population Health Improvement Partners, USA

Marion Rauner, Associate Professor, Faculty of Business, Economics, and Statistics, Dept. of Innovation and Technology Management, University of Vienna, Austria

Grant T. Savage, Professor of Management, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA

George Shakarishvili, Senior Advisor, Health Systems Strengthening, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, Geneva, Switzerland

Finn Valentin, Professor, Research Centre on Biotech Business, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark

Luís Velez Lapão, Professor of International Health Management and Innovation, International Public Health and Biostatistics Unit – Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

Robert Weech-Maldonado, Professor & L.R. Jordan Endowed Chair, Dept of Health Services Administration, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA