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.
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.
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
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):
Chairman, President and CEO
Blue Shield of California
President, Product Development
San Francisco Health Plan
Chairman and CEO
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Kaiser Hospitals
Bruce Hochstadt, MD
Thomas Weisel Partners
Senior Vice President
The Boston Consulting Group
President and CEO
Neal Masia, Ph.D.
Director, Economic Policy
California Association of Public Hospitals
Arnold Milstein, MD
National Healthcare Thought Leader
William Mercer, and Pacific Business Group on Health
California Health Care Foundation
Vice President of Commercial Operations
Palo Alto Investors
Vice President of Product Portfolio Management
Dr. James J. Mongan, MD
President & CEO