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Risk Management and Healthcare Policy
Kent Rondeau, Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Canada
Although Dr Kent Rondeau’s graduate academic preparations are strongly concentrated in the fields of organizational behaviour and theory, his research interests focus on better understanding of the seminal contribution that human resources play in creating high performance health care organizations and health systems. He employs a broad array of methodological approaches in his research, although many others utilize survey methods and quantitative analysis. Most of his research studies focus on exploring how organizational and health system performances can be enhanced through the effective management and development of people at work.
Dr Kent Rondeau’s research has been widely published and has been presented at many national and international conferences. He consults with a number of key stakeholders and health policy makers, including Health Canada. Dr. Rondeau holds a doctorate in community health from the University of Toronto
On January 1, 2017 Dr. Rondeau moved his academic appointment from the School of Public Health to the Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta.
Department of Healthcare Administration, College of Business, Texas Woman's University, United States
Associate Editor: Dr Jongwha Chang
Dr. Chang is an Associate Professor of Healthcare Administration in Texas Woman’s University. He obtained his PhD from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor with focus on health management, health services research and outcomes research in 2012. In addition, Dr. Chang completed two other master’s degrees focusing on Statistics from Columbia University in the City of New York and Health Policy and Management from Texas A&M Health Science Center. His research generally focuses on examining issues related to effectiveness of medical care delivery and health outcomes in chronic disease and cancer. His research work in this context has examined diverse topics related to economic evaluation of pharmaceuticals, risk adjustment of health outcomes, quality of primary care, medication and patient safety, applied statistical methodology in health services evaluation, and patient-centered outcomes evaluation.
Health Services Administration, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, United States
Associate Editor: Dr Haiyan Qu
Haiyan Qu, Ph.D, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She received her Ph.D (Administration-Health Services) with an emphasis in Health Services Research from UAB in 2007. Dr. Qu teaches quantitative research methods to graduate students, mentors doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty, and serves as an investigator and methodologist for over 30 funded research projects across disciplines.
Her research interests focus on health disparities, quality improvement in healthcare, and patient-centered outcomes research using mixed methods. She has served as a scientific reviewer on the merit review panel of Addressing Disparities for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) since 2013 and a scientific reviewer for PCORI research reports since 2018. Dr. Qu’s work has been published in peer-reviewed journals including Journal of General Internal Medicine, Academic Medicine, American Journal of Health Behavior, Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Arthritis Care & Research, Clinical Rheumatology, Journal of Cancer Survivorship, American Journal of Transplantation, and Implementation Science Communications.
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates
Associate Editor: Dr Mecit Can Emre Simsekler
Dr Simsekler’s research spans healthcare analytics and management to improve operational and safety outcomes and accelerate risk-based decision-making. He explores innovative approaches to help healthcare organisations transform their operations strategy, risk management policy and organisational culture.
Dr Simsekler obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. In his Ph.D., he has developed a systems-based risk identification framework within the scope of risk management to improve patient safety and quality. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE. He is also part of the Research Center for Digital Supply Chain and Operations Management at Khalifa University. He has active visiting affiliations at Boston Children’s Hospital (Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital) and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and honorary researcher affiliation at UCL School of Management.
Department of Social and Education Policy, Faculty of Social & Political Sciences, University of Peloponnese, Corinth, Greece, Greece
Associate Editor: Kyriakos Souliotis
Kyriakos Souliotis is Professor of Health Policy and Dean at the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Peloponnese. He was Vice Rector of Social and Regional Development (2016-2017). He also teaches courses on health policy, health economics and health care management at the Medical School of the University of Athens and the Medical School of the University of Crete.
He is currently President of the Scientific Board of the Hellenic Association of Political Scientists and President of the Scientific Committee of the Greek Patient Association. He is also serving as a member of the Steering Committee of PACT (The Patient Access Partnership on Equity of Access to Quality Healthcare - Brussels) and as a member of the Scientific Committee of the OIS (Osservatorio Internazionale della Salute - Rome). He is the founder, chair and scientific director of the Health Policy Institute.
He has acted as Scientific Advisor to the Social Insurance Institute (IKA) and the Ministry of Health and Welfare (2002 -2004), Member of the Board of Directors of the A’ Health Care Trust of Attica (2002 -2004), Head of Human Resources Management at the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center (2002-2006), Administrative Director at MITERA (Hygeia Group, 2006-2007) and Managing Director of Planning and Development and Chief Planning Officer at the Mutual Health Fund of the National Bank of Greece Personnel (2007-2010).
From May 2010 to December 2011, he served as President of OPAD (Health Care Organization for Public Servants), and from May 2011 to September 2012, as Vice President of EOPYY (National Organisation for Health Care Services Provision).
From June 2010 to August 2013, he was a member of the National Ethics Committee for Clinical Trials and the Steering Committee for Rare Diseases.
He has acted as a country expert on cancer at the OECD and Senior Associate Director at the Medical Technology Research Group of the LSE Enterprise.
He has extensive research experience in Greece and abroad and he has acted as the Scientific Lead / Project Manager in 40 research projects. He has published 29 books and more than 300 chapters in books and papers in peer reviewed journals on health policy and economics, organization and administration of health services, economic inequalities, etc.
Carole Baskin, St Louis County Department of Public Health, St Louis, MO, USA.
Steven S. Coughlin, Professor, Division of Epidemiology, Department of Population Health Sciences, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, Augusta, GA, USA
Hong-Wen Deng, Ph. D. Professor, Chief, Section of Biomedical Informatics and Genomics. Director, Tulane Center of Biomedical Informatics and Genomics Deming Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA.
Prof. Dr. Jakovljevic
Professor Mihajlo (Michael) Jakovljevic, Full Professor of Health Economics, Institute of Comparative Economic Studies, Hosei University, Tama Campus, Tokyo, Japan
David R. Lairson, Ph.D., Professor of Health Economics, Division of Management Policy and Community Health; and Director for Center for Health Services Research, University of Texas Houston Health Science Center, TX, USA.
Chien-Chang Liao, PhD, MPH; Associate professor of Department of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan.
Roger Lee Mendoza, Ph.D., Healthcare Management professor, College of Business and Economics, California State University-Los Angeles, California, USA.
Satish Chandrasekhar Nair Dr. Director Medical Research & Innovation, Senior Specialist, Johns Hopkins Medicine (USA) Affiliate-Tawam Hospital, Associate Clinical Professor, College of Medicine, UAE University, Al Ain, UAE.
John Archie Pollock, Biological Sciences, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Jianguo (Tony) Sun, Professor, Statistics, University of Missouri Columbia, MO, USA.
Chiara Verbano, Ph.D., Professor of Management and Engineering Economics and Innovation and Project Management at the Department of Management Engineering of the University of Padova, Italy.
Sandul Yasobant, Ph.D. MPH, Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar, India.