Graduate Program in Health Management

Faculty, Lecturers, and Practitioners

The only way to keep ahead of the dynamic changes in the health services and technology markets is to recruit faculty members who are not only among the best researchers in the world, but also whose research have proven to be keenly attuned to business applications. The program sees research as an integral component of its health management mission. Together with the School of Public Health (SPH), program faculty actively engage in applied research that both broadens the educational experience and expands the state of knowledge about how the health services system works.


Lecturers and Practitioners


GHPM students have the faculties of both the Haas School of Business and the School of Public Health's Division of Health Policy and Management available to them. Within these two faculties are the specific professors listed below, who are most likely to be teaching courses that focus on health management. The affiliated faculty members represent a broad cross section of disciplines.

Joan R. Bloom, Ph.D.
Health Organization
School of Public Health

Jennifer Chatman, Ph.D.
Organizational Theory and Behavior
F665, Haas School of Business

William Dow, Ph.D.
Health Economics
School of Public Health

Paul Gertler, Ph.D.
Health Finance
F643, Haas School of Business
Haas School of Business and School of Public Health

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Ann Keller
Health Policy and Management
406 Warren Hall
School of Public Health

David Levine, Ph.D.
F671,Haas School of Business


Kim MacPherson, MBA, MPH
Business and Health
Haas School of Business
247A, University Hall, School of Public Health



Kellie McElhaney, Ph.D.
Co-Faculty Director and Adjunct Assistant Professor
Center for Responsible Business
John C. Whitehead Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Corporate Responsibility
F416, Haas School of Business
UC Berkeley

Jeff Oxendine, MBA, MPH
Associate Dean, Public Health Practice
Health Practice
School of Public Health

Kristiana Raube, Ph.D.
Health Policy
F443, Haas School of Business

James Robinson, Ph.D., MPH
Health Economics
School of Public Health

Richard Scheffler, Ph.D.
2150 Shattuck Avenue MC 7380
School of Public Health

Stephen Shortell, Ph.D.
Organizational Theory, Strategic Management
School of Public Health and Haas School of Business

Nora Silver, Ph.D.
Nonprofit and Public Management
F490, Haas School of Business

Paul Tiffany, Ph.D.
F547 Haas School of Business
Haas School of Business

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Lecturers and Practitioners

The program views its partnerships with industry as an essential aspect of both its training and research missions. Seminars in health management, biotechnology, and consulting allow industry leaders to present real world cases. In addition, the program sponsors seminars and a working paper series, holds an annual conference for practitioners and policy makers, and funds applied research partnered with local health-related businesses.

In addition to UC Berkeley faculty, program students have the opportunity to regularly interact with practitioners in the field. They are participants in seminars and panels. Recent speakers (affiliations at the time of presentation):

Bruce Bodaken
Chairman, President and CEO
Blue Shield of California

Susan Desmond-Hellman
President, Product Development

Jean Fraser
San Francisco Health Plan

George Halverson
Chairman and CEO
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Kaiser Hospitals

Bruce Hochstadt, MD
Thomas Weisel Partners

Mark Lubkeman
Senior Vice President
The Boston Consulting Group

Gail Maderis
President and CEO
FivePrime Therapeutics

Neal Masia, Ph.D.
Director, Economic Policy
Pfizer, Inc.

Barbara Masters
Vice President
California Association of Public Hospitals

Arnold Milstein, MD
National Healthcare Thought Leader
William Mercer, and Pacific Business Group on Health

Didier Perez
Managing Principal
Celerity Fund

Mark Smith
California Health Care Foundation

Joe Steele
Vice President of Commercial Operations
Gilead Sciences

Bill Newell

Glen Snyder
Deloitte Consulting

Joon Yun
Palo Alto Investors

Jennifer Cook
Vice President of Product Portfolio Management
Genentech Inc.

Dr. James J. Mongan, MD
President & CEO
Partners HealthCare

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