Faculty and Staff

CHHS  /  HAP

Chair

PJ Maddox

PJ Maddox, EdD, MSN, RN
Chair, Department of Health Administration and Policy
Professor
pmaddox@gmu.edu
703-993-1982
Northeast Module 1 Room 131

Research Interests:
  • Health management
  • Strategic planning
  • Health policy analysis
  • Health outcomes research 

Staff

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Regina Pickett
Administrative Office Specialist III
rpicket2@gmu.edu
703-993-3583
Northeast Module I, Room 102



Tracy Shevlin

Tracy Shevlin
Department Manager, Health Administration and Policy
tshevlin@gmu.edu
703-993-1929
Northeast Module I, Room 102



Section Chiefs

Alison Evans Cuellar

Alison Evans Cuellar, PhD, MBA
Professor
Section Chief, Programs in Health Policy
aevanscu@gmu.edu
703-993-5048
Northeast Module I, Room 129

Research Interests:
  • Health care systems
  • Medicaid
  • Mental health
  • Justice involved populations 

Martin Perlin

Martin S. Perlin, MBA, DBA
Term Associate Professor
Section Chief, Programs in Healthcare Administration
Coordinator, MHA Program
mperlin@gmu.edu
703-993-1967
Northeast Module I, Room 114

Research Interests:
  • Strategic and business planning
  • Operational assessments
  • Managing change 

Janusz Wojtusiak

Janusz Wojtusiak, PhD
Director, Center for Discovery Science and Health Informatics
Associate Professor
Section Chief, Programs in Health Informatics
Health Informatics, MS Program Director
jwojtusi@gmu.edu
703-993-4148
Northeast Module I, Room 108

Research Interests:
  • Health Informatics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Clinical decision support
  • Healthcare knowledge discovery 

Full Time Faculty

Farrokh Alemi

Farrokh Alemi, PhD
Professor
falemi@gmu.edu
703-993-5779
Northeast Module 1 Room 128

Research Interests:
  • Causal analysis of massive data in electronic health records, including Bayesian Probability Networks
  • Predictive and personalized medicine
  • Trajectory of diseases and prognosis of patients with multiple comorbidities
  • Precision medicine and comparative effectiveness of medications
  • Online management of patients, including online counseling
  • Balanced (propensity matched) analysis of cost effectiveness of interventions
  • Use of data mining, natural language processing, and artificial intelligence in health services research

Sanja Avramovic

Sanja Avramovic, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor
savramov@gmu.edu
703-993-4548
Northeast Module I, Room 121

Research Interests:
  • Big data analysis
  • Health informatics
  • Bayesian networks
  • Predictive models

Virginia Blair

Virginia Blair, DHA
Assistant Professor
vblair3@gmu.edu
703-993-9131
Northeast Module I, Room 110



Stephen Brown

Stephen Brown, MS
Term Assistant Professor
sbrown4@gmu.edu
703-993-5147
Northeast Module 1, Room 125

Research Interests:
  • Financial management of health services organizations

John Cantiello

John Cantiello, PhD
Term Assistant Professor
jcantiel@gmu.edu
703-993-1731
Northeast Module I, Room 109

Research Interests:
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Access to health services
  • Underserved populations 

Alison Evans Cuellar

Alison Evans Cuellar, PhD, MBA
Professor
Section Chief, Programs in Health Policy
aevanscu@gmu.edu
703-993-5048
Northeast Module I, Room 129

Research Interests:
  • Health care systems
  • Medicaid
  • Mental health
  • Justice involved populations 

N. Lynn Gerber

Naomi Lynn Gerber, MD
University Professor
Director, Center for Study of Chronic Illness & Disability
ngerber1@gmu.edu
703-993-1940
Robinson A401A

Research Interests:
  • Measuring and treating impairments and disability in patients with musculoskeletal deficits (including children with osteogenesis imperfecta; persons with rheumatoid arthritis and cancer) 

Phan Giang

Phan Giang, PhD, MSc, BSc
Associate Professor
pgiang@gmu.edu
703-993-4226
Northeast Module I, Room 127

Research Interests:
  • Mining text-based patient data
  • Problems of statistical forecasting with applications 

Gilbert Gimm

Gilbert Gimm, PhD
Associate Professor
ggimm@gmu.edu
703-993-9165
Northeast Module I, Room 117

Research Interests:
  • Medicaid program evaluations
  • Aging/Disability research
  • Chronic care coordination & Health care financing 

Debora Goldberg

Debora Goetz Goldberg, PhD, MHA, MBA
Associate Professor
dgoldbe4@gmu.edu
703-993-9734
Northeast Module I, Room 118

Research Interests:
  • Methods: Survey research, qualitative research and mixed methods research.
  • Topics: Organizational research in healthcare, specifically on primary care practice transformation, patient-centered care, and improvements to quality and access of women's health care services.

Tim Henderson

Tim Henderson, MPH, MAMC
Term Instructor
thender1@gmu.edu
703-993-1850
Northeast Module 1, Room 113

Research Interests:
  • Health policy research
  • Project management
  • Clinic administration 

Panagiota Kitsantas

Panagiota Kitsantas, PhD
Professor
pkitsant@gmu.edu
703-993-9164
Northeast Module I, Room 115

Research Interests:
  • Applying data mining techniques and methods of categorical data analysis to investigate public health related issues in the fields of maternal and infant health and substance abuse among adolescents 

PJ Maddox

PJ Maddox, EdD, MSN, RN
Chair, Department of Health Administration and Policy
Professor
pmaddox@gmu.edu
703-993-1982
Northeast Module 1 Room 131

Research Interests:
  • Health management
  • Strategic planning
  • Health policy analysis
  • Health outcomes research 

Sorina Madison

Sorina V. Madison, PhD, MD, MPH
Term Instructor
svlaicu1@gmu.edu
703-993-8571
Northeast Module I, Room 106



Hua Min

Hua Min, PhD
Assistant Professor
hmin3@gmu.edu
703-993-5648
Northeast Module I, Room 123

Research Interests:
  • Ontology based data integration
  • Ontology guided natural language processing (NLP)
  • Medical terminology structures and managements
  • Data warehousing

Len Nichols

Len Nichols, PhD
Director, Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics
Professor
lnichol9@gmu.edu
703-993-1978
Robinson B378D

Research Interests:
  • Health economics and health services research for health system stakeholders and clinical leaders, elected and appointed policy officials, and journalists 

Martin Perlin

Martin S. Perlin, MBA, DBA
Term Associate Professor
Section Chief, Programs in Healthcare Administration
Coordinator, MHA Program
mperlin@gmu.edu
703-993-1967
Northeast Module I, Room 114

Research Interests:
  • Strategic and business planning
  • Operational assessments
  • Managing change 

Jay Shiver

John (Jay) Shiver, MHA
Term Instructor
Coordinator of Undergraduate Students, Department of Health Administration and Policy
jshiver@gmu.edu
703-993-1955
Northeast Module I, Room 104

Research Interests:
  • Hospital administration
  • Physician practice management & management consulting 

Janusz Wojtusiak

Janusz Wojtusiak, PhD
Director, Center for Discovery Science and Health Informatics
Associate Professor
Section Chief, Programs in Health Informatics
Health Informatics, MS Program Director
jwojtusi@gmu.edu
703-993-4148
Northeast Module I, Room 108

Research Interests:
  • Health Informatics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Clinical decision support
  • Healthcare knowledge discovery 

Tony Yang

Tony Yang, ScD, LLM, MPH
Associate Professor
ytyang@gmu.edu
703-993-9733
Northeast Module I, Room 124

Research Interests:
  • Patient safety & quality of care
  • Maternal & child health
  • Health IT regulations
  • Vaccine policy
  • Health care law 

Adjunct Faculty







Andrew Carle
Research Interests:
  • Senior housing
  • Strategic management
  • Leadership 



Secili Destefano
Research Interests:
  • Preventing injuries
  • Promoting health and wellness
  • Creating solutions for complex and persistent pain

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Mary Dias, MS
Adjunct Faculty
mdias@gmu.edu



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Victoria Doyon
Adjunct Faculty
vdoyon@gmu.edu




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Hamid Jalal
Adjunct Faculty
hjalal@gmu.edu









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Timothy Ott
Adjunct Faculty
tott2@gmu.edu




Brian Santo
Research Interests:
  • Healthcare law and policy
  • Healthcare compliance
  • Project management



Phillip Zane
Research Interests:
  • Healthcare Law
  • Antitrust & Competition Law
  • Law & economics
  • Legal history

Affiliate Faculty

Vicki Debold

Vicky Debold
HAP Research Faculty
vdebold@gmu.edu
703-993-5147
Northeast Module 1, Room 125



Jack Hadley

Jack Hadley, PhD
HAP Research Faculty
jhadley1@gmu.edu

Research Interests:
  • Health services research and policy
  • Costs and efficiency in the Medicare program  

Otthein Herzog

Otthein Herzog, PhD
HAP Affiliate Faculty
oherzog@gmu.edu

Research Interests:
  • Integrated wearable and mobile computing for work
  • Health and AAL applications
  • Multi-agent systems for logistics
  • Content-based analysis and generation of images and videos  

Danny Hughes

Danny Hughes, PhD
HAP Affiliate Faculty
Research Director and Senior Fellow
dhughe11@gmu.edu

Research Interests:
  • Technology, innovation, and incentives in the delivery and usage of health care services
  • Economics of diagnostic imaging  

Miao Jiang
Research Interests:
  • Evolving health care delivery
  • Payment reforms  

Peter Kongstvedt

Peter Kongstvedt, MD
HAP Affiliate Faculty
pkongstv@gmu.edu



Jee Vang

Jee Vang
HAP Affiliate Faculty
jvang@gmu.edu



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Arthur R. Williams
HAP Affiliate Faculty
awilli63@gmu.edu



Jane Woods

Jane Woods
State Health Policy and Community Development Liaison
jwoods8@gmu.edu
703-993-1731
Northeast Module 1, Room 122