HSRA Alumni

Alumni - Doctoral Program

The UNMC PhD program in Health Services Research, Administration, and Policy educates students to be scholars and health services researchers for careers in academia and also in large corporations, insurance companies, government agencies, health care organizations, and consulting firms. Incorporating the core competencies of health services research, the program focuses on methods and application of health services research, health administration, and health policy. The following students have recently completed the program. Please click on the names to visit webpages with more information about each student.

Graduation Year - 2016  |  2015  |  2014  |  2013


2016

Aastha Chandak, PhD - Senior Analyst

Health outcomes research, economic modelling, patient reported outcomes, and comparative effectiveness research...

Kate E. Trout, MPH, PhD - Assistant Professor in Biology and Human Health

Rural Health, Global Health, Health Policy, Healthcare Administration, Community-based Participatory Research, Health information technologies (HITs) in healthcare organizations and systems, Sustainability and effectiveness of healthcare innovations, Access to healthcare in underserved/rural populations...

Wang Yang, PhD - Assistant Professor, Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health, University of Wisconsin,  Milwaukee

Health and Healthcare Disparities, Immigration Health, Socioeconomic Determinant of Health...

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2015

Opoku Samuel T, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University

Access to care, health policy and services and health economics...

Zhu He, PhD - Postdoctoral Associate, Duke University Medical Center

Health services research; substance abuse; traffic safety...

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2014

Soumitra Bhuyan, PhD - Assistant Professor of Health Management and Policy, Research Fellow Methodist LeBonheur Center for Healthcare Economics, The University of Memphis

Health Information Management, Comparative Effectiveness Research, Cancer Prevention and Outcomes...

Janelle Jacobson, MPH, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health, State University of New York, Potsdam

Public health services and systems research, access to health care in rural areas, community based research, evidence-based public health, public health accreditation...

Tao Li, MD, PhD - Assistant Professor, School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University

Economic evaluation, chronic disease prevention and management...

Diptee Ojha, MBA, PhD - Senior Manager, Office of Quality Assessment and Improvement, American Dental Association

Assessment of health care provider performance, including quality and efficiency, outcomes research and quality measure development...

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2013

Bettye Apenteng, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management,, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University

Health organization performance, healthcare management, rural health disparities, healthcare access and utilization, global health service and systems research, and end-of-life care...

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