Faculty & Staff

Health Services Research & Administration faculty, staff, and their research interest

Ward A. Chambers, MD - Professor

Health economics, payment reform effects on utilization patterns, workplace wellness strategies, patient education and utilization, home monitoring...

Li-Wu Chen, MHSA, PhD - Professor, Chair

Health economics, health insurance, health care access and utilization, health care cost and efficiency, cost-effectiveness analysis, public health service and rural health research...

Keith Hansen, MBA - Instructor and Assistant Dean for Operations & Management 

Crisis management, crisis leadership, disaster planning...

Jungyoon Kim, PhD - Assistant Professor

Health care management and organizational research, innovation adoption and implementation, long-term care organizational structure and workforce issues...

David W. Palm, PhD - Associate Professor

The organization, financing, and delivery of public health services, quality improvement, public health accreditation, workforce development, and small rural hospitals...

Hongmei Wang, PhD - Associate Professor

Dr. Wang’s research interests focus on socioeconomic determinants of health and economic evaluation of health care programs and medical intervention strategies...

Hyo Jung Tak, PhD - Assistant Professor

Health economics; health policy; health services research; health econometrics...

Nizar K. Wehbi, MD, MPH, MBA - Assistant Professor

Process improvement and measuring efficiency of health care services, health care quality management, role of strategic planning in health care organizations and governance, wellness programs evaluation, health policy analysis...

Fernando Wilson, PhD  - Associate Professor

Health policy and services, health economics, traffic safety, immigrant health and access to care...

Affiliated Faculty:

Adjunct Faculty

Courtesy Faculty

Emeritus Faculty

Health Professions Tracking Service:

Judith AndresenData Associate

Marlene Deras, BS - Manager Health Professions Tracking Service

Elizabeth FialaData Associate

Amanda LindData Associate

Administrative Staff:

Denise Howard, Office Associate


Department of Health Services Research & Administration
UNMC College of Public Health
984350 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4350
Phone: 402-559-5260
Fax: 402-559-9695


Health Professions Tracking Service
984330 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4330
Phone:  402-559-2901
Fax:  402-559-9695