Program faculty

Program Faculty

Health Management and Policy

Health Management and Policy (HMP) faculty conduct cutting-edge research that informs public health policy and health system transformation. Their research expertise includes:

  1. Innovative health care delivery and financing approaches
  2. Accountable care models, such as Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organizations
  3. Health economics and applied health econometrics
  4. Cost-effectiveness analysis
  5. Mental health and substance abuse policy
  6. Health care access and quality measurement
  7. Health and health care disparities
  8. Long-term care

Primary faculty

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Stephanie Bernell, Ph.D.

Stephanie Bernell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Steph's research interests include the labor market effects of physical and mental health status, the relationship between place and obesity, the causes of hunger and food insecurity and the effect of poverty and rural location on health.

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Karen Elliott, PhD, MS, CHES

Karen Elliott, Ph.D., MS, CHES
Senior Instructor
(Public Health Undergraduate Internship Coordinator)

Karen's instructional interest is experiential learning, including internships, practicums and service learning. Undergrad Public Health Internship.

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Larry Gilley, MBA

Larry Gilley, MBA
Senior Instructor
(HMP Undergraduate Program Director)

Prior to joining Oregon State, he was an adjunct and online Instructor in Health Care Administration and Management for more than a decade. Larry also worked in the health care industry for more than 15 years as an executive director and health care administrator.

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Marie Harvey, DrPH, MPH

S. Marie Harvey, DrPH, MPH
Professor

Marie's research focuses on the sexual and reproductive health of young adults. She has published widely in the area of risk and prevention of unintended pregnancy and STIs among high-risk women, men and couples and the influence of relationship and contextual factors on protective behaviors and sexual risk-taking.

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Annie Hommel, Ph.D.

Annie Hommel, Ph.D.
Senior Instructor
(MPH Program Director)

Annie's academic interests include health policy and politics, social determinants of human health, health disparities, planetary health, and a “health in all policies” approach.

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Denise M. Hynes, BSN, MPH, Ph.D., RN

Denise M. Hynes, BSN, MPH, Ph.D., RN
Professor

Denise’s research interests include innovative approaches to improve health care quality, access, and costs. Database and informatics methods to support research and evaluation of healthcare interventions and programs.

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Hyosin (Dawn) Kim, PhD

Hyosin (Dawn) Kim, PhD
Research Assistant Professor

Dawn's research interests include health care system reforms; alternative payment and delivery models for persons with serious illnesses; end-of-life discussions and end-of-life care delivery; palliative and hospice care; health outcome studies; policy evaluation; integration of medical and social care.

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Tao Li, MD, Ph.D.

Tao Li, MD, PhD
Associate Professor

Tao's research expertise focuses on implementing economic evaluation methods to advance value-based care and to inform decisions about healthcare investment. The overall goal of his research is to improve the cost-effectiveness of health care through interdisciplinary and patient-centric mechanisms.

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Jeff Luck, Ph.D.

Jeff Luck, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
(Ph.D. Program Director)

Jeff's research focuses on performance of health care delivery systems and public health agencies, population health data for management and policy analysis, measuring and improving the quality of care, and implementation of new management practices and information systems in health care organizations.

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Allison Myers

Allison E. Myers, Ph.D., MPH
Associate Dean for Extension and Engagement; Program Leader, Family and Community Health

Allison's areas of practice, applied research and teaching all center around the development and implementation of policy, systems, and environmental approaches to promote public health and health equity.

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Roberta Riportella, Ph.D.

Roberta Riportella, Ph.D.
Professor and Extension Specialist

Roberta's research focuses on differences in access to care and health outcomes based on social standing.

Associated faculty

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Chunhuei Chi, Sc.D., MPH

Chunhuei Chi, Sc.D., MPH
Professor
Global Health

Chunhuei's research interests include equitable and sustainable health development for low-income nations; health systems finance; national health care systems and universal health care; evaluating equity and efficiency (extra-welfarism) in health care services and system finance; and comparative health care systems.

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Sunil Khanna, Ph.D.
Professor
Global Health

Sunil's research interests include the complex interrelations of biology, culture, gender, ethnicity and health in South Asia and the United States.