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Expert Witness No.883

Education

   
1985    Ph.D.    Economics
University of Texas, Austin
   
1978    B.A.    Environmental Studies & Economics
University of California, Santa Cruz

Academic Appointments:

2009 Joseph M. Long Chair in Healthcare Management and Professor of Economics
Eberhardt School of Business and Thomas
J. Long School of Pharmacy & Health 
Sciences, University of the Pacific Stockton, California

2007 – 2008 Professor & Interim Chair   
Department of Health Management and Policy
School of Public Health
University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth

2002- 2007 Professor
Department of Health Management and Policy
School of Public Health
University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth

2000 – 2002 Associate Professor & Founding Chair  
Department of Health Management and Policy
School of Public Health
University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth
       
1999 – 2000 Associate Professor   
Department of Health Management and Policy
College of Public Health
The University of Iowa

1998 – 1999    Associate Professor   
Division of Health Management and Policy
Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health
College of Medicine
The University of Iowa

1997-1998 Assistant Professor   
Division of Health Management and Policy
Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health
College of Medicine
The University of Iowa

    1991-1997    Assistant Professor    Graduate Program in Hospital
and Health Administration
College of Medicine
The University of Iowa

1989-91 Faculty Associate   
Graduate Program in Hospital and Health Administration
College of Medicine
The University of Iowa

1986 Lecturer   
Department of Economics
University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg, South Africa

1982-85 Assistant Instructor   
Department of Economics
University of Texas
Austin, Texas

1984 Assistant Lecturer   
Department of Economics
University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg, South Africa

1982, 1983 Associate Instructor   
Department of Economics
University of California, Santa Cruz

Other Employment Pertaining to Current Professional Appointments
   
1995-96 Chief Economist   
Syfrets Managed Assets
Cape Town, South Africa

1986-89 Research Staff   
Center for Naval Analyses
Alexandria, Virginia

1978-80 Operations Associate   
Lockheed Missiles & Space Co.
Sunnyvale, California

Professional Affiliations
   
Adjunct Research Professor, Center for International Health Services Research and Policy,   
Graduate Program in Health Policy and Administration, Washington State University, Spokane
Healthcare Financial Management Association
International Health Economics Association
Academy of Management
American College of Healthcare Executives
Lodi Memorial Hospital Association
National Rural Health Association
   
Areas of Research Interest
   
Cost Containment and Efficiency
Health Finance
Technology Assessment
International Health
Health Management Education

Current Projects
   
Efficient management of tuberculosis programs
Graduate health management education: MBA vs MHA
   
Teaching Activities

University of California, Santa Cruz
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
South Africa after Apartheid   
The University of North Texas Health Science Center
The University of the Pacific

Teaching Activities (other than classroom or clinical)

Faculty Advisor to Students at University of Iowa and University of North Texas Health Science       Center (1989 – 2009)

Member: Curriculum Committee Graduate Program in Hospital and Health Administration, University of Iowa (1991 – 1995)

Field Studies Liaison Graduate Program in Hospital and Health Administration, University of Iowa (1992-1995)

Continuing Medical Education Liaison Graduate Program in Hospital and Health Administration, University of Iowa, (1992-1995)

Director, Health Care Reform and Cost Control, Continuing Medical Education Course, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (1993)

Faculty Member, Global Health Studies, University of Iowa (1996-2000)

Faculty Member, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES), University of Iowa (1996-2000)

Faculty Member, African Studies, University of Iowa, (1996-2000)

Organizer and Participant, Economics of Tuberculosis Surveillance and Treatment Workshop, University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (2004).

Organizer and Participant, Second Conference on the Economics of Tuberculosis Surveillance and Treatment Workshop, University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (2005).

Outstanding School of Public Health Teacher Award.

Director, PharmD/MBA Program, University of the Pacific (since 2009).

Track Director, MBA Concentration in Healthcare Management, University of the Pacific (Since 2009).

Coordinator and Team Leader for PharmD/MBA trip to Washington DC to participate in Capitol Hill Event (RxImpact) organized by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Team Leader for Pacific MBA contestants at the American College of Healthcare Executives annual College Bowl (since 2010).

Team member at Sacramento Capitol meeting with legislators advocating on behalf of the Valley Coalition for the UC Merced Medical School (2010).

Interviewer of Pre-pharm applicants to the PharmD program at the University of the Pacific (since 2009).

MBA Admissions Committee for Eberhardt School of Business, University of the Pacific (since 2011).
 

Other Professional Activities

   
Reviewer for the South African Journal of Economics (1984, 1986)
Reviewer for Hospital and Health Services Administration (1989 – 1997)
Reviewer for Journal of Health Care Management (since 1997)
Reviewer for the Journal of Rural Health (since 1991)
Reviewer for Health Services Research (1994)
Reviewer for Health Care Financing Review (1999 – 2001)
Reviewer for Journal of Social Behavior and Personality (1999)
Reviewer for The Journal of South African and American Comparative Studies (2000-2007)
Reviewer for International Journal of Health Planning and Management (2002)
Reviewer for the Texas Journal of Rural Health (2002-2004)
Reviewer for the American Journal of Public Health (2004-2008)
Reviewer for the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved (2007-2008)
Reviewer for Academy of Management Annual Meeting Presentations (since 2009)
Reviewer for the Journal of Health Administration Education (since 2010)
Reviewer for the Journal of Primary Care and Community Health (since 2011)
Editorial Board for The Journal of South African and American Comparative Studies  (2000-2007)
Editorial Board for Texas Journal of Rural Health (2002-2004)
Editorial Board for the Public Health International Bulletin (2005-2007)
Editorial Board for the Journal of Rural Health (since 2007)
Editorial Board for the International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing (since 2010)
External promotion and tenure review for Tom Xu. Department of Family and Community Medicine, Texas Tech University (2005).
External promotion and tenure committee review for Joseph Coyne, Department of Health Policy and Management, Washington State University (2005).
External promotion and tenure committee review for Tyrone Borders, Department of Health Policy and Management, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (2009).
External promotion and tenure committee review for Tricia Johnson, Department of Health Systems Management, Rush University (2009).
External promotion and tenure committee review for Alberto Coustasse, Lewis School of Business, Marshall University (2010).
External promotion and tenure committee review for Jae Kennedy, Department of Health Policy and Management, Washington State University (2011).
Consultant to Meardon, Sueppel, Downer and Hayes, Iowa City (1991)  This case involved providing background material on utilization review and how decisions to admit patients to the hospital are made in managed care.  The purpose was support of a medical malpractice case.
Consultant to Nicholas Critelli, Des Moines (1992).  Provided expert opinion on restraint of trade involving a hospital and local physicians.
Consultant and expert witness for Wildman, Harold, Allen and Dixon, Chicago (1994-96).  Baxter International was faced with a complaint alleging tortuous interference in trade in disposable infusion pumps.  Provided an estimate of economic damages.   
Consultant and expert witness for Wildman, Harold, Allen and Dixon, Chicago (1999). This was a medical malpractice case.  Provided an estimate of "noneconomic" damages.
Consultant and expert witness for Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Kansas City (2001). This case was settled shortly after research began on a case involving a local hospital and a physician group.  The issue was violation of agreements with no-compete clauses in local markets.
Consultant and expert witness for Lewis, Rice and Fingersh, Kansas City (2002-2003). This case involved a small manufacturer (SizeWise) of bariatric beds and related equipment in a vertical restraint dispute with a medical supply distributor.
Consultant and expert witness for Cotham, Harwell & Evans, Houston (2004) Antitrust case between a major insurer and a small group of OB-GYN physicians.
Consultant for Schroeter, Goldmark & Bender, Seattle, Washington (2006) Analysis of possible induced demand for surgical services
Consultant for Lafont, Tunnell & Hamilton, Plainview, Texas (2006-2007) Estimate of direct and indirect medical costs and well as impairment costs using QALY methodology
Member: Health Care Utilization Task Force, Health Data Commission of the State of Iowa (1990 91)
Member:  Board of Directors, Intertron Industries, Orange County, California (1999 – 2006)
Member:  Board of Directors, Philani Healthcare, Johannesburg, South Africa (2000-2002)
Speaker:  University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Advanced Management Institute (1990)
Speaker:  University of Iowa Lipid Disorder Training Workshop (1990-92)
Panelist:  Forum on Socialized Medicine, College of Business Administration, University of Iowa (1992)
Panelist:  Pricing to Prosper in Today’s Health Care Environment, University of Iowa
College of Business Administration (1994)
Participant, Round Table Discussions at Johns Hopkins University School for International Studies on the Future of South Africa (1987)
Health Policy Advisor to Tom Harkin during presidential bid (1992)
Member, Harris Health Exchange (2000-2003)
Member, Texas/WHO Collaborating Center for Research and Training on Mental Health and Psychosocial Factors in Health (2001-2003)
Discussant, Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago 2009, “Finance, Efficiency and Performance in Health Care Organizations”
Successful nomination of Biologics vs. Conventional Systemic Treatment for Moderate and Severe Psoriasis for Comparative Effectiveness review by the Effective Health Care Program of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2010
Track Chair at two sessions of the Sixth International Conference on Healthcare Systems (Gaziantep, Turkey), 2010
 

Collegiate, University, Local, State and National Committees

Health and Development in Agrarian Societies (HADAS), University of Iowa (1989-92)
Departmental Blood Borne Pathogen Compliance Officer, University of Iowa (1992-95)
University of Iowa Global Studies Program Steering Committee (1996 -2000)
University of Iowa African Studies Program Steering Committee (1996 – 2000)
Continuing Education and Seminar Committee of the University of Iowa College of Public Health (1997 – 2000)
University of Iowa Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies Fellowship Selection Committee (1998 – 2000)
Review Committee for the University of Iowa MA in Third World Development Support (1999)
Director, University of North Texas Institute for Public Health Research, Center for Health Management and Policy Research (2000 – 2005)
University of North Texas School of Public Health Promotion and Tenure Committee (member 2000 – 2003 and Chair, 2003-2007)
University of North Texas School of Public Health Executive Council (2000-2002)
University of North Texas School of Public Health Search Committee (2000-2001, 2004-2005, 2006-2007)
University of North Texas School of Public Health Faculty Development Committee (2000-2001)
University of North Texas School of Public Health Admissions Committee (2000–2001)
University of North Texas School of Public Health, Curriculum Committee for Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH) Accreditation (2000-2002)
University of North Texas School of Public Health, Planning and Evaluation Committee (2006 – 2008)
University of North Texas School of Public Health, Doctoral Studies Committee (2007-2008)
University of North Texas Health Science Center Bylaws Committee (2001 -2007)
University of North Texas Health Science Center Osteopathic Research Center Internal Advisory Committee (2002-2008)
Planning Committee for the University of North Texas School of Public Health Building (2001)
Indirect Cost Committee for the University of North Texas Health Science Center (2001-2008)
Coordinator, CEPH Accreditation Document for the University of North Texas School of Public Health (2001)
University of North Texas Health Science Center Intellectual Property Advisory Committee (2003 – 2006)
University of North Texas Health Science Center Faculty Grievance Committee (2003-2008)
Member, Texas Department of Health Hospital Preparedness Planning Committee (2002-2004)
Member, Texas Department of Health Obesity Study Group (2003-2008)
Member, Association of Schools of Public Health Core Competency Development Committee, Health Policy and Management Working Group (2004-2006)
University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health Self Study for Accreditation, Co-Chair of Working Group 4- Faculty, Staff and Students (2005-2006)
Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Health Management and Policy, University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health (2005-2006)
Faculty Coordinator: MBA in Health Services Administration through the College of Business Administration at the University of North Texas at Denton (2005-2008)
Participant in planning for the Promotion/Disease Prevention and Health Care Delivery section for the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Education (NBOME) (2006-2007)
Participant in Focus Group meeting for the Executive Health Program at Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital (2006).
Provider of questions for the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (2007)
University of the Pacific Graduate Council (2009-2010)
University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Pharmacoeconomics, Health Outcomes and Services Track Advisory and Admissions Committee (since 2009)
Search Committee Member, for Dean of the Eberhardt School of Business, University of the Pacific (2009-2010)
Member – Valley Coalition for UC Merced Medical School (2009 – 2011)
Member, Productivity and P&T Criterion Working Group, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (2010)
MBA Admissions Committee, Eberhardt School of Business, (since 2010)
Research Committee: Eberhardt School of Business (since 2010)
San Joaquin County Community Health Forum (since 2010)
Chair, MBA Admissions Committee, Eberhardt School of Business (since 2011)
AmerasourceBergen Entrepreneurial Pharmacy Practice Chair Search Committee (2011)
University of the Pacific Strategic Planning Committee member and writer: The Future of Human Health and Well Being (2011-2012)
University of the Pacific Academic Council (Spring 2012)
 

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