Since November 2013, Gerald L. Glandon, Ph.D., has been President and CEO of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). AUPHA is a global network of colleges, universities, faculty, individuals and organizations dedicated to the improvement of healthcare delivery through excellence in healthcare management and policy education. Its mission is to foster excellence and drive innovation in health management and policy education, and promote the value of university-based management education for leadership roles in the health sector. Prior to AUPHA, Dr. Glandon was Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His primary research interests have been technology evaluation (especially information technology), the economics of aging, patient and physician satisfaction, and assessment of organizational performance. He has received numerous grants as principle investigator and co-principle investigator including funding from government and private organizations. He has published in such journals as JAMA, Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, Medical Care, Hospital and Health Services Administration, and Health Services Research. In 2013, he published the latest text in healthcare information management with Dr. Herb Smaltz and Dr. Donna Slovensky. Over the years, Dr. Glandon has kept his research and practice skills current by engaging in extensive consulting with academic health centers, external agencies and organizations. He has also worked extensively in international health with engagements in Albania, Saudi Arabia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Yemen, and Kazakhstan. He has both developed and delivered management education in these countries and provided health care strategic analysis to Ministries of Health and to individual hospitals. Prior to UAB, he had been Program Director of the Department of Health Systems Management at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. He started his career as a researcher with the American Medical Association and worked as a Senior Consultant, InterQual, Inc. and Director of Research, MediQual, Inc.