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Faculty Profiles

Faculty have published in such leading journals as: American Journal of Managed Care, Health Affairs, Health Economics, Health Services Research, Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of Business, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Social Sciences and Medicine, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Health Politics, Journal of Political Economy, Medical Care, Policy and Law, Milbank Quarterly, Journal of Health Administration Education, Journal of Health care Management, and the Journal of Human Resources.

Faculty have received substantial grants from funding sources such as the National Institutes of Health (NIA, NCI, NIDDK, NIAAA, NIDRR, NICHD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Labor, Merck Foundation and Atlantic Philanthropies. They also have been recognized for their teaching and research with a number of awards.

Selected Profiles

Colleen Carey
Assistant Professor
Education: BA, Yale University; PhD, Johns Hopkins University; post-doc, University of Michigan
Research: Federal Regulation of Health Insurance Markets; Reinsurance and Risk Adjustment
Courses: Health Care Strategy; Pharmaceutical Management and Policy
Representative Publication: “The Effect of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs on Opioid Utilization in Medicare,” with T. Buchmueller, in American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2017

John Cawley
Education: AB, Harvard University; PhD, University of Chicago; Robert Wood Johnson post-doc, University of Michigan
Research: Economics of Risky Health Behaviors; Obesity
Courses: The Economics of Risky Health Behaviors; Health Economics
Representative Publication: “The Incidence of Taxes on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages: the Case of Berkeley, California,” with D. Frisvold, in Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2017

Don Kenkel
Education: BA, University of Kentucky; PhD, University of Chicago
Research: Empirical Studies of Tobacco Product Regulations; Cost-benefit Analysis of Tobacco Regulations; Empirical Studies of Tobacco Taxation
Courses: Cost-Benefit Analysis; Economic Evaluations of Health
Representative Publication: “Who Pays Cigarette Taxes? The Impact of Consumer Price Search,” with P. DeCicca and F. Liu, in Review of Economics and Statistics, 2013

Sean Nicholson
Professor and Director of the Sloan Program
Education: AB, Dartmouth College; PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Research: the Value of New Medical Technologies; Geographic Variation in Medical Spending; Benefits of Physician Specialization
Courses: Health Care Finance; Health IT and Quality Improvement; US Health Care System
Representative Publication: “Quality-Adjusted Cost of Care: a Meaningful Way to Measure Innovation Cost Growth Versus the Value of Health Gains,” with D. Lakdawalla, J. Shafrin, C. Lucarelli, Z. Khan, and T. Philipson, in Health Affairs, 2015

Adriana Reyes
Assistant Professor
Education: BA, University of Arizona; PhD, Pennsylvania State University; post-doc, University of Michigan
Research: Health disparities and family demography
Courses: Health Policy; Health Disparities
Representative Publication: “Race Differences in Linking Family Formation Transitions to Women’s Mortality.” with M. Hardy and E. Pavalko, in Journal of health and social behavior, 2018.

Nicolas Ziebarth
Assistant Professor
Education: BSc, Humboldt Univ.; PhD, Berlin Institute of Technology
Research: Interaction of Social Security Systems, Labor Markets and Population Health; Implications of Health-related Behavior
Courses: Health Care Organizations; Comparative Health Care Systems; Health Economics
Representative Publication: “Does Price Framing Affect the Consumer Price Sensitivity of Health Plan Choice?” with H. Schmitz in the Journal of Human Resources, 2017

Adjunct Faculty Who Teach Sloan Courses

The Sloan curriculum is enhanced by the professional expertise of our Executives-in-Residence and other adjunct faculty members. They provide a real-world perspective when teaching finance, health law, physician management and negotiations, healthcare quality, healthcare IT, careers/leadership, HR and organizational behavior, facility planning, health care marketing, accounting, long-term care, international health, fundraising/development, supply chain management, and population health.

  • Julie Carmalt, PhD | Population Health for Health Managers
  • Arnaub Chatterjee, MHA/MPA| Big Data in Healthcare
  • Rich Curtis, MBA | Managerial Finance
  • Carter Dredge MHA | Alternative Payments in Healthcare
  • Thomas Evans, PhD | Regression Analysis & Managerial Forecasting
  • Nick Fabrizio, PhD | Organizational Development & Human Resources in Health Care Organizations
  • Brooke Hollis MBA | Long Term Care and Facility Planning
  • Rory Jurman, JD | Legal Aspects of Health Care
  • Robert Lancey MD/MBA| Quality, Safety and Service
  • Terry Murphy MHA| Innovation in Healthcare
  • Natalia Santamaria, PhD | Managing Operations
  • Warren Schlesinger, MBA | Health Care Accounting
  • Neelam Sethi, PhD | Healthcare Services: Consumer & Ethical Perspectives
  • Marty Sherman, MHA (Sloan 1975) | Field Studies (Capstone)
  • Mike Weidner | Long Term Care