associate professor

Director of Doctoral Programs
Department of Health Services Research & Administration
College of Public Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Professional Summary

  • 2013–present  Associate Professor, Department of Health Services Research & Administration, UNMC
  • 2007–2013  Assistant Professor, Department of Health Services Research & Administration, UNMC
  • 2005–07  Adjunct Faculty Instructor, Department of Health Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
  • 1988–2003 Senior Medical Officer, Al Nahdha Hospital, Muscat, Oman
  • 1986–1988 ENT Surgeon, Lourdes Hospital, Kochi, India


  • PhD, Health Services Organization & Research, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2007
  • MPhil, Hospital and Health Systems Management, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, 2003
  • Residency, Otorhinolaryngology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India, 1986
  • MBBS, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Jawaharlal Institute of Medical Education & Research, Pondicherry, India, 1981

Research Interests

Dr. Nayar’s research interests include assessment of health care provider performance, including quality and efficiency, access to care for rural/ underserved populations, care for the chronic critically ill patient, and health workforce planning.

Selected Publications

  • Nayar, P., Yu, F., & Apenteng, BA. (2013). Improving care for rural veterans: Are high dual users different? Journal of Rural Health, (in press).
  • Nayar, P., Yu, F. & Apenteng, BA. Science- Based and Practice-Based Innovativeness and Performance of Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities. Health Care Management Review. (in press).
  • Nayar, P., Yu, F & Apenteng, BA (2013). Frontier America’s Health System Challenges and Population Health Outcomes. (in press).
  • Kettelhut, V & Nayar, P. (2013). Liver transplant center performance profiling: 2005-2011 Reports of the Scientific   Registry for Transplant Recipients. Progress in Transplantation, 23 (2), 165 – 172.
  • Nayar, P., Nguyen, AT, Ojha, D., Schmid, K.K, Apenteng, B.A & Woodbridge, P. (2013) Transitions in Dual Care for Veterans: Non-Federal Physician Perspectives: Journal of Community Health, 1-13.
  • Nayar, P., Fang Yu, Apenteng, B, Woodbridge, P. & Fetrick, A. (2013). Rural veterans’ perspectives of dual care. Journal of Community Health, 2013, 38 (1), 70-77.
  • Nayar, P., Ozcan, YA, Yu, F, & Nguyen, AT (2012). Benchmarking Urban Acute Care Hospitals: Efficiency and Quality Perspectives. Health Care Management Review, 38 (2), 137-145.
  • Nayar, P., Nguyen, AT, Apenteng, B. and Yu, F. (2011). Preventable Hospitalizations: Does Rurality or Non Physician Clinician Supply Matter? Journal of Community Health, 37 (2): 487 – 494.
  • McCue, M. J., & Nayar, P. (2009). Hospital billing for blood processing and transfusion for inpatient stays. Transfusion, 49, 1517-1519.
  • McCue, M. J., & Nayar, P. (2009). A financial ratio analysis of for-profit and non-profit rural referral centers. Journal of Rural Health, 25(3), 314-319.

Professional Affiliations

  • Academy Health
  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration
  • American Public Health Association

contact preethy nayar

984350 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4350
Phone: 402-559-1981
Fax: 402-559-9695