Mullan Institute Team Presents at AAMC 2021 Virtual Conference

Several members of the Mullan Institute team will be presenting at the AAMC 2021 Group on Diversity and Inclusion (GDI) & Health Workforce Research Joint Virtual Conference May 5 -7, 2021.

May 5, 2021
Presentation: Health Workforce Diversity: The Role of Health Professions Education
Institute Members: Sonal Batra, Margaret Ziemann, and Sara Westergaard
May 6, 2021
Presentation: The Health Workforce Diversity Tracker: Promoting Greater Health Workforce Diversity
Institute Members: Edward Salsberg, Randl Dent, and Erin Brantley
May 7, 2021
Posters: Evaluating an Early to Mid-Career Fellowship in Health Equity Leadership
Institute Member: Randl Dent

Leonard Friedman Receives Gary L. Filerman Prize for Educational Leadership

Professor of Health Policy and Management and Director of the Executive Master of Health Administration Leonard Friedman was named the 2021 recipient of the Gary L. Filerman Prize for Educational Leadership. The Prize is awarded by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration and was established to honor Gary L. Filerman, PhD, the first President of AUPHA, for his many years of service to the Association and the field of healthcare management education. The Prize recognizes individuals from AUPHA member programs who have made outstanding contributions to the field of health administration education, who have exhibited leadership in the field, and who have enriched their institutions, their students, and health administration education through their work.

Friedman  earned his Ph.D. at the University of Southern California, School of Public Administration in 1991 where his dissertation examined technology acquisition in hospitals in Southern California.  Friedman’s scholarly work has concentrated on the mechanisms of organizational change, strategic decision-making, and leadership in health service organizations. Friedman has served as the chair of the Health Care Management Division of the Academy of Management and Association of University Programs in Health Administration. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a past president of the National Capital Healthcare Executives Chapter of ACHE. In 2015, Friedman was inducted into the StuderGroup Fire Starter Hall of Fame. Friedman is the editor of the Journal of Health Administration Education.

Friedman has been honored with a number of teaching awards at the George Washington University and at Oregon State University including; Faculty Member of the Year (AUPHA), Excellence in Teaching-Graduate Online (GWSPH), Full Time Faculty Member Excellence in Teaching (GWSPH), Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor (Oregon State University), Educator of the Year (American College of Health Care Administrators), and Top Prof – Mortar Board National Honor Society (Oregon State University).

Mullan Institute Research and Initiatives

The Mullan Institute launched the Emergency Vaccinator Policies for COVID-19 interactive map, a visualization tool showing states with temporary, emergency policies authorizing specific professions to administer COVID-19 vaccines. It was the center of the Health Affairs Blog, “Who Is Allowed To Administer COVID-19 Vaccines? The List Is Growing“, co-authored by Patricia Pittman, Noah Westfall, Margaret Ziemann, and Julia Strasser. It was also covered in the GW Hatchet article, “Milken researchers compile map showing COVID-19 vaccinator policies.”

The Mullan Institute has also launched the Health Workforce Diversity Tracker initiative. The Diversity Tracker will monitor progress toward the goal of greater racial and ethnic parity in the health workforce. The Tracker was the focus of the JAMA Network Open study, “Estimation and Comparison of Current and Future Racial/ Ethnic Representation in the US Health Care Workforce,” co-authored by Ed Salsberg, Toyeses Oyeyemi, and Maria Portela – Martinez. It was also cover by Newsmax Health, “Too Few Minorities in US Healthcare Workforce: Report”, GW Today, “New Study Finds Severe Lack of Diversity in the Health Workforce”, and US News Report, “Too Few Minorities in US Healthcare Workforce”.

For more information about the tracker please the follow Health Workforce Diversity Tracker video.

Remembering Rick Mauery

Faculty, staff, and alumni from the Milken Institute School of Public Health are mourning the loss of Rick Mauery, who was a valued part of our community for many years. He became a senior researcher at the Center for Health Policy Research (CHPR), the precursor to what is now the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, in 1996, and later became managing director of the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health before retiring in 2014. (Read more)