Notes on Contributors

Notes on Contributors

Jeffrey A. Alexander is the Richard C. Jelinek Professor of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health in Ann Arbor. His research focuses on physician-organization relationships, health care governance, and the causes and consequences of strategic change in health care organizations. Recently, he participated in a national evaluation of community health partnerships, and he also has studied the effects of managed care on the organizational structure and treatment practices of outpatient substance abuse treatment units.

Mark P. Aulisio is research assistant professor of medicine and assistant director of the Consortium Ethics Program at the Center for Bioethics and Health Law, University of Pittsburgh. Among his general areas of interest are the intersection of moral and political philosophy and bioethics and issues in clinical ethics. In recently published articles on ethics, he has written about consultation, the foundations of bioethics, issues in organ donation and transplantation, and the doctrine of double effect. He is currently editing a book on ethics consultation.

Michael A. DeVita is assistant professor of critical care medicine and internal medicine in the Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. DeVita is interested in end-of-life issues, the improvement of process and quality, organ donation, and critical care.

Nancy M. Kane is a lecturer in management at the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. Her primary research interests are the financial and charitable performance and accountability of health care organizations. She has worked with state departments of health, attorneys general, and divisions of insurance to evaluate the community benefit financial performance of hospitals and health plans.

Thomas May is director of the Clinical Ethics Center at the Memorial Medical Center, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, in Springfield. His current research interests are the ethics of organ transplantation and procurement and issues at the intersection of bioethics and political philosophy.

John Mirowsky is a professor at the Ohio State University in Columbus, where he is studying how mastery, equity, and prosperity are related to well-being and health. He edits the Journal of Health and Social Behavior and participates in a scientific review panel of the National Institutes of Health. With his coauthor, Catherine E. Ross, he is conducting a six-year follow-up survey of American adults, which is funded by the Behavioral Research Program of the National Institute of Aging. Most recently, he coauthored “Age, Depression and Attrition in the National Survey of Families and Households,” which was published in Sociological Methods and Research.

Shannon M. Mitchell is a doctoral student in health services and policy analysis at the University of California School of Public Health, Berkeley. Among her interests are health care organization and management, quality of care, and integrated delivery networks. In conjunction with the Public Policy Institute of California, she has been examining how the organizational structure of multiple hospital systems and networks and changes in hospital ownership affect the quality of care.

Catherine E. Ross is professor of sociology at the Ohio State University in Columbus, where she studies the effects of socioeconomic status, work, family, and community on men’s and women’s physical and mental health and their sense of control versus feelings of powerlessness. She has published articles in Demography, the Journal of Marriage and the Family, and the American Sociological Review.

Stephen M. Shortell is the Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management and professor of organization behavior at the University of California School of Public Health, Berkeley. Professor Shortell has examined strategic change in the health care sector and the performance of physician organizations and organized delivery systems. His current research topics are the organizational correlates of quality and outcomes of care for patients with chronic illness, the implementation of evidence-based care-management practices, and the evaluation of community health improvement interventions. He has received many awards, including the Distinguished Investigator Award from the Association for Health Services Research and the Baxter Prize.

Melissa J. Succi is assistant professor of health systems and health administration at Chapman University in Orange, California. She is interested in the causes and consequences of hospital-physician integration, the effects of physician leadership on hospital performance, and determinants of change among health care organizations.

Bryan J. Weiner is assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Administration at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill. His research fields include health care governance, quality improvement, interorganizational collaboration, and organizational change.

Kenneth R. White is assistant professor and associate professor in the Professional Graduate Programs, Department of Health Administration, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond. Professor White is interested in measuring organizational effectiveness according to hospital ownership type, particularly the mission effectiveness of faith-based health care organizations. Recently, he has been evaluating palliative care services as expressions of mission.

William H. Wubbenhorst works as an independent health care research consultant in West Tisbury, Massachusetts. He has examined health care service organizations and integrated delivery systems in the public and private sector and has published numerous case studies on health care and public sector management.

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Volume 78, Issue 2 (pages 337–339)
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.00173
Published in 2000