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Journal of Healthcare Leadership

ISSN: 1179-3201

Professor Russell Taichman

Professor Taichman

Russell S. Taichman D.M.D., D.M.Sc., Professor in the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, University of Michigan.  Dr. Taichman completed his undergraduate education at the Villanova University with a BS in Biology in 1982 and received his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986. In 1990, he received both his certificate in Periodontology and a D.M.Sc. degree in Oral Biology from Harvard University. From 1990-1992 he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Molecular Immunology at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Medicine under the direction of Dr. John C Reed. He joined the faculty of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1992 as an Assistant Professor. He has served on the Dental School’s advancement promotion and tenure committee and has chaired the IADR Fellowship and AADR's Hatton Awards Committees.

Dr. Taichman serves as the Director of the University of Michigan Scholars Program in Dental Leadership (UM-SPDL), and has designed and implemented a Mentoring Program for the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine. He was named the Instructor of the Year by the Dental Hygiene Class of 1997 and won the UROP Faculty Recognition Award for Outstanding Research Mentorship, 2003. His teaching responsibilities are in the vertically integrated clinics, and directs courses in Periodontics for the Dental Hygiene Program, and one at the Undergraduate Level. He serves as the Departmental Director of Research, where most recently his focus has been in identifying osteoblast-specific factor(s) that supports hematopoiesis. His work has expanded to understanding the mechanisms used by tumor cells to metastasize to the bone marrow, and is currently exploring the identity and function of mesenchymal stem cells.

Dr Pavani Rangachari

Dr Rangachari

Professor Pavani Rangachari, holds master's and doctoral degrees in Health Management and Policy from the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY). She teaches graduate courses in healthcare management and quality improvement; and specializes in health services research, with an emphasis on the implementation of change and innovation in health care organizations.

Editorial Board

Greta Cummings, RN PhD FCAHS FAAN FCAN, Founding College Dean, College of Health Sciences, Professor of Nursing & Principal, CLEAR Outcomes Research Program, University of Alberta, Canada.

Carole A. Estabrooks, Professor and Canada Research Chair (Knowledge Translation), Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Isabel Henderson, Executive Director, Special Projects, Clinical Operations, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, AB, Canada.

Ans Irfan, MD, EdD, DrPH, MPH is an applied public health scholar, practitioner, and researcher with over a decade of experience in global public health equity Praxis. He currently serves as a faculty member and a researcher at George Washington University and also is researching the intersection of religion and public health at Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University. USA.

Paul Krebsbach, Dean of the UCLA School of Dentistry, UCLA, USA.

Nancy M. Lorenzi, Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Clinical Professor of Nursing and Vice President of Strategic Change Management, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA

Julie A. Pietroburgo, Department of Public Administration and Policy Analysis, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, IL, USA

Peter J. Polverini, DDS, DMSc, Jonathan Taft Distinguished University Professor of Dentistry, University of Michigan School of Dentistry; Professor of Pathology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Jacqueline Rhoads, Professor, Center for Applied Environmental Public Health, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA

Harold C. Slavkin, Professor and Dean Emeritus, The University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Ostrow School of Dentistry and Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology; 6th Director of National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health (1995-2000). Since 1995, elected to the National Academy of Medicine; published 520 peer reviewed scientific papers; provided leadership for the first time ever Surgeon Generals “Oral Health in America” ( published 2000); and served as Dean of Dentistry 2000-2008.

Kristin Victoroff, Case Western Reserve University, School of Dental Medicine, Department of Community Dentistry, Cleveland, OH, USA

Ken Zakariasen, DDS, MS, MS (ODA), PhD, Retired Professor, Leadership and Organizational Change, College of Public Health, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA; Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Dr. Zakariasen has also served as Associate Dean for Organizational Development and as Interim Chair of Social and Behavioral Sciences at KSU College of Public Health.