Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership

Faculty

Transforming Leaders. Transforming Healthcare.

The program faculty are research, clinical, and teaching faculty from the Brown University School of Public Health, the Warren Alpert Medical School, and highly accomplished practitioners from the healthcare industry who serve as lecturers, advisors, and as industry and international experts.

Jim Austin, MPA, MURP

Jim Austin

Management and Marketing for Healthcare Transformation

Jim Austin is Principal at Decision Strategies International, and is a former senior executive at Baxter Healthcare, who combines business strategy and organizational development theory with extensive industry experience. His expertise is in working with senior management on strategic planning, organizational change, strategy execution and new business growth. He is skilled in coaching executives, facilitating board meetings, and delivering executive development programs in strategy, marketing and plan execution.

As an Adjunct Faculty member of the Aresty Institute of Executive Education at the Wharton Business School, he tailored and delivered senior-level seminars on Strategic Execution, Scenarios for the Future and Critical Thinking at a number of leading companies including Boston Scientific, Coca-Cola. Lincoln Financial, GE and Hitachi. For Duke CE, Jim has led domestic and international programs for global companies such as Sprint, ANZ and Hess Oil.  Jim is a Business Management Professor at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management where he recently received the “Most Distinguished Corporate Education Faculty Member” award. As a subcontractor at Decision Strategies International, Inc., he led projects on: scenarios of the future for US Medical Devices; optimal pharmaceutical sales and marketing functions in 2015; a strategic plan for the American College of Radiology; scenarios of the future for AHIMA (including organizational implications); and a new vision/strategic priorities at RAND Health. In addition, Jim has delivered a number of programs for the American Management Associations (AMA) on strategy, strategic execution and value creation for a range of clients including the Executive Team of LINMedia. In Europe, he has delivered programs for Boston Scientific, Wolters-Kluwer and GE.

Prior to joining Decision Strategies, Jim worked for 12 years at Baxter Healthcare, the last four as Vice President of Strategy Development for the Renal Division. Jim identified new business opportunities, facilitated annual strategy planning processes and worked with senior management on organizational development for this rapidly growing, nearly $2B Division. Before Baxter, Jim was Assistant to the President for ANCHOR HMO, a subsidiary of Rush Medical Center, Chicago. Prior to his move to Chicago, Jim worked as a Consultant for Arthur D. Little, Inc., where he led a number of large-scale planning, business development and strategic positioning studies. Between college and graduate school, Jim spent four years as an Economist/Planning Officer in the Ministry of Finance, Botswana.

Jim holds a BA in Economics and Politics from Yale University.  He was a Special Student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Urban Studies Department, and received a joint Masters in Public Affairs (MPA) and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) from the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University.  Jim was past Chairman of the Strategic Leadership Forum, a recent Board Member of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, a past Member of the Board of Directors for the University Club of Chicago, Treasurer of LaSalle Language Academy, and member of the Admissions Committee for the Latin School of Chicago.

Judith Bentkover, Ph.D

Judith Bentkover, Ph.D.

Healthcare Policy: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Data-Driven Decision Making:  The Structure, Conduct, Review, and Evaluation of Research
Critical Challenge Project

Judith D. Bentkover is Executive Director and Academic Director of the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program, and Adjunct Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice at Brown University's School of Public Health. She is also a Professor of the Practice in the Economics Department at Tufts University, and the President and CEO of Innovative Health Solutions, a consulting firm providing research and strategic analysis to healthcare manufacturers, providers, and payers. Dr. Bentkover leads international multidisciplinary teams in projects associated with therapy economics. She focuses on applied economic and decision analysis associated with the use of pharmaceuticals, devices, biotechnology products, procedures, and diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive regimens. Her work includes modeling, data analysis, forecasting, and meta analysis to generate results about cost-effectiveness, cost-utility, cost-minimization, quality of life, decision making, and outcomes.

Recruited to help start the Boston Health Care Coalition, the Greater Boston Health Forum, Dr. Bentkover was the Deputy Director, and was responsible for initiating and directing all research projects.

Dr. Bentkover has authored approximately 100 research articles, chapters, monographs, books and reports. Dr. Bentkover has testified before Congress, explaining the drivers of hospital costs. Dr. Bentkover is a reviewer for the several pharmacoeconomics, medical, and health policy journals. She was included on Health Care 500's list of the most influential health policy makers in the U.S. and is recognized as a developer of pharmacoeconomics, translating cost-benefit methodology into innovative strategic management tools. She often is invited as a guest lecturer at universities, executive workshops, and conferences.

Dr. Bentkover has worked throughout Europe and Asia and has considerable experience and knowledge of various healthcare systems, including their requirements about economic analysis.

Previously, Dr. Bentkover was Partner-in-Charge of KPMG’s Strategic Health Solutions practice, a global consulting team providing pricing, reimbursement, marketing and commercialization strategy development formulated on the basis of therapy economics.

Dr. Bentkover was a member of the Harvard University faculty, where she taught health economics, applied research seminars, and policy courses. She directed the PhD program sponsored by Harvard’s Medical School, Kennedy School of Government, School of Arts and Sciences and School of Public Health. At Harvard, she taught the Applied Research courses at both Harvard School of Public Health and the Kennedy School of Government. Her research at Harvard focused on methods of technology assessment and Medicare payment reform.

Dr. Bentkover currently serves on the Board of Directors of Health Imperatives, a large, diversified nonprofit health and human service organization whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities in Massachusetts.

Laurence Chait, MBA

Laurence Chait

Strategic Planning and Value Creation in Integrated Healthcare

Larry Chait is Managing Director of Chait and Associates, Inc., a consultancy that advises senior management on achieving and sustaining high performance. He has over thirty years of experience in business management and information technology. In his consulting work, Larry has helped executives and organizations across industries manage change. His focus is on strategic business planning, business process improvement, knowledge management, and change management. He has consulted to Global 100s and startups internationally, including industrial corporations, professional-service firms, associations, and nonprofits.

Prior to forming Chait and Associates, Larry was a Vice President and Director of Arthur D. Little, Inc. He held several positions at ADL, including chief knowledge officer, consulting director and principal, and product manager for turnkey systems. While at ADL, Larry developed the firm’s Business Process Improvement methodology and built its BPI practice, consulting to firms globally and teaching the methodology to hundreds of ADL and client staff members. Before joining ADL, Larry was president of his own retail organization and vice president of product development of a national commercial data processing services company.

Larry has authored three books on information technology and human resources; is a contributing author of “Managing the Learning Process of the Corporation” and “Knowledge Management in Practice: Connections and Context” and is currently writing another book with the working title of “Practical Knowledge Management.” He has lectured in programs at seven universities; written over 20 articles published in the U.S. and abroad; and spoken at over 40 conferences on topics including the management of change, process improvement, and knowledge management. Larry is president of the Boston KM Forum, an organization serving practitioners in Knowledge Management.

Larry received his AB in Economics from Cornell University and his MBA from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration.

Joseph Coyne, Dr.P.H., MPH

Joseph Coyne

Financial Decisions in the Changing Healthcare Landscape
 
Dr. Coyne has 30 years of healthcare experience in international health finance, health information technology, and mergers/acquisitions/joint ventures. He has served as a financial advisor to Kaiser Health Plan, Adventist Health System, Chase Bank, Stanford Medical Center, Rush Medical Center, and Beijing Association of Teaching Hospitals. From 1999 until current, he has served as a healthcare finance faculty member at Washington State University, in the Department of Health Policy and Administration, and from 2004 until current, as the Director of the Center for International Health Services Research & Policy. From 1990-1999, he served as co-founder and Senior Partner with Healthcare DataBank, Inc. From 1989-1990, he was Chief Operating Officer with Heals Health Plan.

Dr. Coyne is a founding member of both the National Healthcare Services and National Healthcare Reinsurance Company Board of Directors. Dr. Coyne has a Bachelors in Business Administration at the University of Notre Dame (cum laude), and earned MPH and DrPH degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Coyne was recently honored to present the Chris Selby-Smith Oration address “Who is Going to Manage Health Care Systems in the Future?” at the Society for Health Administration Programs in Education (SHAPE) Symposium in Sydney, Australia.

David Dore, PharmD, PhD

David Dore, PharmD, PhD

Data-Driven Decision Making: The Structure, Conduct, Review, and Evaluation of Research

David D. Dore, PharmD, PhD is Vice President, Epidemiology and Principal Epidemiologist at Optum. He also holds the position of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy & Practice and Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Brown University School of Public Health.

Dr. Dore earned a PharmD from the University of Rhode Island and a PhD in epidemiology from Brown Medical School. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research at Brown University. Dr. Dore's areas of interest are the use of methods and data linkages to overcome confounding and misclassification in the setting of health insurance claims data. His clinical areas of interest are broad and include diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, aging, and mental health.

Recently, Dr. Dore has done a number of studies on the safety of incretin-based antihyperglycemic drugs. Dr. Dore's current work also covers medical devices and causal inference. His work has been published in more than a dozen journals including the Annals of Internal Medicine, JAMA Internal Medicine, and Epidemiology, and he is active as a peer-reviewer for journals in epidemiology and general medicine. Dr. Dore is mentor to several PhD students at the Brown University School of Public Health.

David Dosa, MD, MPH

David Dosa, MD, MPH

Navigating the Regulatory Maze

David Dosa is Associate Professor of Medicine and Health Service, Policy & Practice at Brown University's School of Public Health and Associate Director of the Center of Innovation at Providence VAMC. He is a health services researcher and practicing geriatrician with duel appointments with the Department of Primary Care at the Providence VAMC and the Division of Geriatrics at Rhode Island Hospital. David is a funded researcher with grants from the National Institutes of Aging, the Research Retirement Foundation, and the Veteran’s Administration. He jointly conducts his research through Brown University’s Center for Gerontology and the Providence VA Medical Center’s Research Enhancement Award Program.

David’s current research interests include nursing home quality improvement, nursing home response to hurricane disasters, nursing home infections, and medication errors in the elderly. His research awards and commendations include a Merck New Investigator Award in 2006 through the American Geriatrics Society. He is also a Hartford Foundation Scholar, and the recipient of the 2012 Humanitarian Award from the American Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Dr. Dosa is the New York Times bestselling author of Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat. The book has been published in over 20 countries worldwide.

Roee Gutman, PhD

Roee Gutman, PhD

Data-Driven Decision Making:  The Structure, Conduct, Review, and Evaluation of Research

Roee Gutman is Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at Brown University. Roee’s areas of interest and research are Bayesian data analysis, missing data, matching, causal inference and bioinformatics. His current research projects focus on developing techniques to make more accurate, or at least defensible, “causal inferences” from epidemiological studies. In layman’s terms: he is interested in finding out, for example, if drinking alcohol actually makes someone live longer and is not just associated with living longer.

Roee received his PhD from the Department of Statistics at Harvard University. His advisor was Professor Donald Rubin and he was a member of Professor Jun Liu’s lab. His PhD thesis is entitled: “Topics in Missing Data and Causality.” Roee received a BS with Honors in Statistics, Operations Research and Computer Science from Tel Aviv University (TAU) in 1999. He went on to receive a MS in Applied Statistics with Special Honors under the supervision of Professor Yossef Hochberg from TAU.

Randy Peto, MD, MPH

Randy Peto, MD, MPH

Quality Improvement and the Healthcare Learning Organization

Dr. Randy Peto is the former Medical Director for Quality Improvement at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA. He has studied and worked in healthcare quality improvement and patient safety for over 20 years. He also served as the Medical Director for Quality at MassPRO, focusing on the Medicare population. Currently, Dr. Peto serves as an Adjunct Lecturer of Healthcare Leadership at Brown University. 

Dr. Peto is particularly interested in the culture of healthcare settings, increasingly at the microculture level. He has participated in the use of the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture. Randy has also helped lead the dissemination of TeamSTEPPS communication skills at Baystate. He has been active in training both "just culture" and apology/disclosure principles.

Dr. Peto received a BA from Colgate University, an MD from Hahnemann Medical College, and an MPH from Harvard University. He also completed a fellowship in Clinical Decision Analysis at Tufts-New England Medical Center. He is board certified in Preventive Medicine.

Mark Schneider, MBA

Mark Schneider, MBA

Information-Powered Patient Care: Electronic Health Records, Health Information Technology and Medical Information Systems

Mark Schneider is a Vice President with MedStar, a $4B provider organization serving the Washington Baltimore area. Mark directs the software procurement, implementation and support for MedStar’s hospitals, clinics, insurance businesses, pharmacies, physician offices, and research organizations. Balancing the driving forces of federal regulations, rapidly changing technology, changing clinician expectations, patient safety, data security and tightening budgets, Mark has staged and driven the development of electronic medical records within the organizations. This has involved careful planning to map to organizational business strategy, the need to both protect and leverage the new data stores, and to connect to other EMR’s inside and outside the organization. As a result of his efforts, MedStar Health has been recognized for the eighth time as one of the nation’s MOST WIRED according to the results of the 2012 Most Wired Survey in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Prior to his work with MedStar, Mark was a Vice President with IDX/GE, a publicly traded firm providing both clinical and business software to health care providers. Before that Mark spent 18 years in consulting, providing counseling and health information strategies to large integrated health networks, Fortune 100 technology firms and foreign governments. He has lectured at Cornell, MIT and Harvard’s School of Public Health as well as numerous national and international conferences. In 1995 he co-authored a book Patient Care Information Systems that was awarded book of the year by the Health Information Management Systems Society.

Mark received his Biology and Psychology degrees from the University of Rochester. He also graduated from Cornell’s Sloan Program in Health Administration and earned his MBA from Cornell’s Johnson School of Management.

Affiliated Faculty:

Susan Allen, PhD
Professor, Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown University

Thomas Anders, MD
Adjunct Professor, Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University

David Ashley, MD
Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, Brown University
Medical Director of Family Care, Memorial Hospital

Richard Besdine, MD
Professor, Medicine and Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown University

Constance Bowe, MD
Senior Consultant, Partners Harvard Medical International

Brion P. Carroll, PhD, CSSBB
EPIC Project Training Consultant, Radiology and Cardiology, Lifespan
Clinical Assistant Professor, Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown University

Melissa Clark, PhD, MS
Professor of Epidemiology, Brown University

Constantine Gatsonis, PhD
Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Center for Statistical Sciences, Brown University

Apurv Gupta, MD, MPH
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Healthcare Leadership, Brown University

Michael Hudson, MBA
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island

Dennis Keefe, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer, Care New England Health System

Christopher Koller, MPPM, MAR
President, Milbank Memorial Fund

Scott Kozak, MBA
Executive Director, NeuroMedical, CogniSens, Inc.

Alan Kurose, MD, FACP
President and Chief Executive Officer, Coastal Medical of Rhode Island

Michael Barton Laws, PhD
Assistant Professor, Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown University

Jonathan Leviss, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Rhode Island Quality Institute
Primary Care Physician, Thundermist Health Center

Robert Linke, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer, Embera NeuroTherapeutics, Inc.

Toni McGuire, RN, MPH
President and Chief Executive Officer, Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center

Vincent Mor, PhD
Professor, Health Services, Policy and Practice and Florence Pirce Grant University Health, Brown University

Patricia Nolan, MD, MPH
Adjunct Associate Professor, Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown University

Joseph Restuccia, DrPH, MPH
Professor, Healthcare and Operations Management and Dean’s Research Fellow
School of Management, Boston University

Chas Roades, MBA
Chief Research Officer, The Advisory Board Company

Dana Safran, ScD
Senior Vice President, Performance Measurement and Improvement, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Christopher Schmid, PhD
Professor, Biostatistics, Brown University

Stephen Schoenbaum, MD, MPH
Special Advisor to the President, The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation

Teresa Schraeder, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, Brown University

Renee Shield, PhD
Clinical Professor, Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown University

Rina Spence, MA, MPA, MEd
President, SpenceCare International, LLC

Joan Teno, MD, MS
Professor, Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown University

Kali S. Thomas, PhD, MA
Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice, School of Public Health, Brown University

Peter Tilkemeier, MD
Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Brown University

Thomas Trikalinos, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown University
Director, Center for Evidence-Based Medicine, School of Public Health, Brown University

Amal Trivedi, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice, and Associate Professor of Medicine, Brown University

Glenn Tung, MD, FACR
Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs, and Professor, Diagnostic Imaging, Brown University

Patrick Vivier, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy & Practice, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Brown University 

Terrie Fox Wetle, PhD
Dean, School of Public Health
Professor, Health Services, Policy and Practice
Brown University

Ira Wilson, MD, MSc
Chair, Department of Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown University

Marilyn Walsh, MBA, FACHE
Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Care New England Health System

Maysel Kemp White, PhD, MFT, FAACH
Chief Executive Officer, Healthcare Quality and Communication Improvement, LLC

Jennifer Wood, JD
Chief of Staff and General Counsel, Office of Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts, Rhode Island

Margaret S. Wool, PhD, MSW
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University