Program News – University of Louisville

By Chris Anne Sanyer posted 16 days ago

UofL SPHIS Department of Health Management & Systems Sciences Chair Named to Federal Advisory Board
Christopher E Johnson, Ph.D., professor, chair, Department of Health Management and Systems Sciences, has been appointed to the Defense Health Board (DHB) Health Care Delivery Sub Committee, which advises the Secretary of Defense on matters relating to health for retired and active members of the military and their families.

The DHB is a Federal Advisory Committee and its mission is to provide independent authoritative advice to maximize the health, safety, and effectiveness of the United States Armed Forces. The DHB makes recommendations and provides independent advice on matters pertaining to: healthcare policy, program management, requirements for the treatment and prevention of disease and injury, health research programs, promotion of health and the delivery of health care to Department of Defense health care beneficiaries.

The Health Care Delivery Subcommittee will emphasize disease management, health promotion, health care delivery personnel, infrastructure, patient safety, and quality management.

Deborah Niyongabo Presents at Academy Health Annual Research Meeting
Deborah Niyongabo, MPH, graduate research assistant and doctoral candidate in the Department of Health Management and Systems Sciences, as lead author, had a poster accepted for the main conference at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting in June 2019. She presented on changes in hospitalization rates among children with rare genetic conditions, focusing on the time before and after many states expanded newborn screening to facilitate early detection of those disorders. Some of the key findings are that rates increased substantially but length-of-stay did not.

Center for Health Organization Transformation Publication
UofL School of Public Health & Information Sciences alumna, Molly O Keefe, MSHA; SPHIS doctoral student, Kelsey White; and SPHIS assistant professor, Department of Health Management and Systems Sciences, J'Aime Jennings, published the article "Telecare: Asynchronous \Telepsychiatry: A Systematic Review," in the Journal of Telemedicine.

UofL's Center for Creative Placehealing focuses on positive workplace culture
The Center for Creative Placehealing aims to grow businesses by bettering the well-being of employees by changing the culture of the workplace.

Q&A with Health Management Programs Director, Dr. Lee Bewley
Lee W. Bewley, PhD, FACHE, assistant professor was recently appointed as the program director of health management programs for the Department of Health Management and Systems Sciences. Read the Q&A.

Q&A with UofL School of Public Health & Information Sciences (SPHIS) Alumna, Tionne Goodson
SPHIS alumna Tionne Goodson, MPH, just completed a one-year fellowship with Bon Secours Mercy Health in Richmond, VA. Read more about her experience.

Jasmine Saunders Receives $1,000 Scholarship 
First year MSHA student, Jasmine Saunders, received a $1,000 scholarship from the Kentucky Hospital Association Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).