Dr. Gerald R. Goodman joined the full-time faculty in the Health Care administration in September 2000. He graduated from the program in 1982, and had been an adjunct professor for several years.
After completing a dual bachelor’s degree program at the University of Houston in 1967, majoring in mathematics and electronics engineering technology, Dr. Goodman was an engineer with General Dynamics Corporation, in Fort Worth, Texas. During that time, he attended graduate school at Southern Methodist University, where he received the Master of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering in 1970. Since 1970, he has work in healthcare and has completed the additional degrees of Master of Science in Hospital Administration from Texas Woman’s University in 1982, and Doctor of Public Health from the University of Texas School of Public Health in 1999. Dr. Goodman’s practice and research interests are in the area of health policy influence on health care performance and quality - medical device safety, patient safety, and healthcare related occupational safety.