Program News: University of Minnesota

By Chris Anne Sanyer posted 09-12-2017 13:41

The University of Minnesota's Master of Healthcare Administration Program is delighted to welcome a new senior lecturer/dyad partner and two new tenure-track assistant professors to the faculty.

Mary Ellen Wells, MA, MHA, will oversee relationships between the MHA Program and MHA Alumni Association/Foundation, lead efforts to enhance the program’s visibility in the field of practice, and nurture fellowship and employment opportunities for MHA students. Additionally, she will serve as course accountable faculty for the summer residency, co-instruct a course on service line management, and provide teaching support for experiential learning coursework within the curriculum.

Bjorn Berg, Ph.D., will teach Healthcare Operations Research and Analytics to our Full-time and Executive MHA students. Berg’s research is focused on applying operations research methods and analytic approaches within health care delivery settings. He earned his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University and most recently was employed by the Mayo Clinic.

Hanna Neprash, Ph.D., recently completed her Ph.D. in Health Policy, Economics track, from Harvard University. Neprash studies how physicians and other health care providers respond to incentives. Her research uses novel sources of data to examine how physician decision-making drives utilization, spending, access, and quality in health care.