Donald L. Ashkenase

Donald L. Ashkenase, MHA, came to Montefiore Medical Center in 1987 as the Chief Financial Officer. He went on to become the Executive Vice President—Corporate, a position he held for over 22 years. Mr. Ashkenase has been the Special Advisor to the President at Montefiore for the last seven years. Prior to Montefiore, he served as Chief Financial Officer at Long Island Jewish Medical Center (now part of Northwell Health) and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. For the past nineteen years he has been Chairman of the Board of HealthFirst, which is a provider-owned, $8.7 billion, not-for-profit insurance company with over 1.1 million members. He is on the Board of the Primary Care Development Corporation as well as UJA-Federation. He has taught at Columbia University since 1978 and teaches in their Executive Masters in Public Health and Health Administration program at the Mailman School of Public Health. Mr. Ashkenase is a graduate of Brooklyn College and served four years in the United States Air Force as a hospital administrator. Mr. Ashkenase later received his master’s in Hospital Administration from Wagner College. 

Frank Cino

Frank Cino, MPH, CPA, is the Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. At Mount Sinai, Frank is responsible for managing the audit and compliance services functions with a focus on mitigating business risks, achieving company performance objectives and sustaining operational improvement. Prior to joining Mount Sinai in 2001, Frank spent sixteen years with the international accounting firm of Ernst & Young, LLP, primarily focusing on hospitals and health care-related client services. In addition, Frank served as the Vice President and Controller of United Wisconsin Services, Inc., a publicly traded managed care organization headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

Frank was a Trustee and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Senior Health Partners, Inc., an affiliate of Mount Sinai, until its sale by Mount Sinai in 2010, and is a board member of Princeton Tigers Aquatics Club. He received his undergraduate degree in economics from New York University and his master’s degree in health care management from Columbia University.


Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, works alongside her parents, President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, to drive the vision and work of the Clinton Foundation. Over the past 13 years, the Foundation has built partnerships with great purpose among governments, businesses, NGOs, and individuals everywhere to strengthen health systems in developing countries, fight climate change, expand economic opportunity in Africa, Latin America, and the United States, increase opportunity for women and girls around the world, and help Americans live healthier lives. Additionally, Clinton Global Initiative members have made more than 2,800 Commitments to Action to improve more than 430 million lives in more than 180 countries. Chelsea's work at the Clinton Foundation emphasizes improving global and domestic health, creating service opportunities, and empowering the next generation of leaders. Chelsea focuses especially on the Foundation's health programs, including the Clinton Health Access Initiative, which strengthens health care and access to lifesaving services in the developing world; the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, which fights childhood obesity in the United States; and the Clinton Health Matters Initiative, which addresses preventable disease in the United States. She also continues to lead the Clinton Foundation Day of Action program, which identifies and organizes meaningful service opportunities for Foundation staff, friends, and partners and for the wider Foundation community. To help advance the full participation of women and girls around the world, Chelsea and Secretary Clinton, co-lead the Foundation's newest initiative, No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project. As one of the strongest champions of the Clinton Global Initiative University, Chelsea works to empower the next generation of change makers to take action on some of the world's most urgent challenges. Chelsea previously worked at McKinsey & Company and Avenue Capital. Chelsea also serves on the boards of the Clinton Health Access Initiative, the School of American Ballet, the Africa Center and the Weill Cornell Medical College. She is the Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of the Of Many Institute at NYU. Chelsea holds a B.A. from Stanford, a MPhil from Oxford, a MPH from Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health, and a Doctorate in International Relations from Oxford University. She, her husband Marc and their daughter Charlotte live in New York City.

Stephen S. Farnsworth Mick

Stephen S. Farnsworth Mick, PhD, is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Health Administration at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Mick’s undergraduate degree is from Stanford University, and his masters and doctoral degrees are from Yale University. He was the Author Graham Glasgow Professor and Chair of VCU’s health administration department from 1999 through 2009. Mick has previously taught at Middlebury College, Yale University, Oklahoma University, the University of Washington, the Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Michigan. His research interests include organization analysis, rural health care, health care professionals, and primary care markets. Awarded a Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship, Mick spent 1993-94 in France studying that country’s health care system. He is currently an Affiliate Professor at the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 in Lyon, France, and he teaches at the French School of Advanced Studies in Public Health. Mick has won numerous teaching awards, the most notable of which is the Gary L. Filerman Prize for Educational Leadership, awarded annually by the Association of University Programs in Healthcare Administration (AUPHA). He has served as a member and chairperson of the Board of the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). He has also served on the board of the Coalition for Health Services Research, the David Winston Health Policy Fellowship, and AUPHA. He was the Chair of the Health Systems Research Study Section of AHRQ from 2003-2007, and was a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Mick is the senior editor (with Patrick Shay) of the second edition of Advances in Health Care Organization Theory, published in 2014 by Jossey-Bass.

Meghan fitzgerald

Meghan Fitzgerald serves as an Operating Partner at L1 Health LLC, Private Equity. With $2.5 billion of capital under management, L1 Health is the healthcare investment vehicle of LetterOne focused on long-term value creation. Prior to this Meghan was the EVP of Strategy, M&A and Health Policy at Cardinal Health and a member of the executive committee. Prior to this role she was the president of Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions, a specialty healthcare business that offers services for healthcare providers, payers, and pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Specialty Solutions is one of the fastest growing businesses at Cardinal Health. Prior to joining Cardinal Health, FitzGerald was senior vice president of New Markets International Division and Business Development at Medco Health Solutions, Inc., where she was responsible for leading business development efforts in the United States and internationally. She previously held positions of increasing responsibility at Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals, where she supported business strategies and operations, including the implementation of ten-year lifecycle plans for various pharmaceutical products such as Celebrex. FitzGerald has also held marketing positions at Merck and Sanofi-Synthelabo. She is a member of the board of directors for SeniorLink, an innovative proven model of in home care for elders, Concert Pharmaceuticals and GELESIS which will be launching a novel product for obesity. She a member of the World Economic Forumal Global Agenda Council on Ageing and recently co-authored Longevity in the Workplace: 60 is the new 40. Recognized as global healthcare operator and strategist, FitzGerald has worked in almost every sector of healthcare and is an expert speaker on topics such as specialty healthcare; healthcare policy and reform; and women in executive leadership. She authored a ground-breaking study on the health of executive women in the Fortune 500 which was featured in a Harvard Business Review article, The More Women Earn, the Less Healthy They Feel.

Howard Freidman

Howard Freidman, PhD, is a prominent American statistician, health economist, writer and artist currently employed at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University. Howard Friedman received his BS from Binghamton University in Applied Physics, and a Masters in Statistics and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Friedman is widely known for his role as a lead statistical modeler on a number of key United Nations projects and for his wide-ranging publications in the fields of statistics and health economics. He has been a lead modeler on a number of key United Nations projects including the ICPD @ 15 Costing, High Level Task Force on Innovative Financing, and the Interagency Working Group on Costing. Howard has authored numerous scientific articles and book chapters in areas of applied statistics, health economics and public health, and recent publications have appeared in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, Current Medical Research & Opinion, Clinical Therapeutics, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy, Clinical Drug Investigation, American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs and Value in Health.  His recent books include Measure of a Nation (2012) and A Modest Proposal for America (2013).

Katherine Garrett

Ms. Katherine Garrett, MBA, is a consultant on performance measurement and improvement for not-for-profit organizations and a writer on health care policy and quality. Ms. Garrett has over twenty years’ experience in the health care industry including five years as program designer and lead strategist for the 22-facility New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation’s Quality Management initiative. Ms. Garrett’s recent clients include the Council of Medical Specialty Societies, the Fire Department of the City of New York, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Ms. Garrett is an Adjunct Lecturer in Health Policy and Management at the Columbia University School of Public Health. She is also on the faculty of Columbia Business School’s Institute for Not-for-Profit Management. She has an MBA in finance with distinction from New York University and a BA cum laude from Harvard University.

Arthur Gianelli

Arthur Gianelli, MBA, MPH, is President of Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, one of seven hospitals that comprise the Mount Sinai Health System, which is located in New York City, New York.  He is also President of the Mount Sinai Performing Provider System, an organization of more than 200 distinct health care providers and community based organizations committed to coordinating care for Medicaid beneficiaries with the goals of lowering the cost of care while improving patient outcomes.  And, Mr. Gianelli is a Special Advisor to the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mount Sinai Health System for Medicaid Strategy.  Mr. Gianelli has been with the Mount Sinai Health System since February of 2014. From 2006 through 2014, Mr. Gianelli served as President and Chief Executive Officer of NuHealth, a public benefit corporation based in Nassau County, New York, that runs the Nassau University Medical Center and a nursing home and co-operates the Long Island FQHC, Inc.  Under Mr. Gianelli's leadership, NuHealth earned accolades for stabilizing its finances, improving quality of care and patient outcomes, and soundly investing more than $200 million dollars in modernizing and expanding its services and facilities. Prior to joining NuHealth, Mr. Gianelli held senior executive positions over a 10-year period for two local governments on Long Island. He was Deputy County Executive for Budget and Finance for Nassau County, and Director of Operations for the Town of North Hempstead.  He was responsible for shepherding major fiscal turnarounds in both municipalities. Mr. Gianelli currently serves on the Board of Directors of Island Harvest, the Citizens Budget Commission of New York, Health Leads, HealthIx, the Mount Sinai Health Partners IPA, and Regional Policy Board 2 of the American Hospital Association. He has previously served on the Executive Committees of Healthfirst and America’s Essential Hospitals (formerly the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems).  He has earned numerous professional, civic, and teaching awards. Mr. Gianelli earned a bachelor’s degree in History from St. John's University, a Master of Arts in Political Science from Brown University, a Master in Business Administration from Dowling College, and a Master in Public Health from Columbia University. Mr. Gianelli teaches hospital management and hospital operations to graduate students at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  He has taught classes previously at St. John’s University, Dowling College, St. Joseph’s College, and Hofstra University.

Herschel Goldfield

Herschel Goldfield, JD, MS, is an Associate General Counsel at Hospital for Special Surgery. Previously, he was Senior Counsel in the Health Care Law Department of the law firm Proskauer Rose LLP and has earlier experience working healthcare consulting and healthcare finance, and was on the staff of the Physician Payment Review Commission (predecessor to MEDPAC).  His clients principally have been institutional providers of healthcare services, but included a full array of the participants in the health industry.  He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America (for health care) since 2005. In addition to legal practice, he has taught Public Health Law at several local law schools and serves on the board of the Bronx Science Alumni Association. Mr. Goldfield obtained his JD from Columbia University, has an MS in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a BA cum laude (in Sociology) from Harvard University.

Donna Lynne

Donna Lynne, DrPH, MPA, is currently the President of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Colorado Region. From 1998 to April 2005, Dr. Lynne was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Group Health Incorporated, a $2.5 billion managed care organization. In the mid-1990s, she was also the Executive Director of the New York Business Group on Health. Dr. Lynne spent 20 years in various positions in New York City government, including First Deputy Commissioner, Office of Labor Relations; Director, Mayor’s Office of Operations; and Senior Vice President, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.

Dr. Lynne is an Adjunct Associate Professor in Health Policy and Management at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. She holds the designation of Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans/University of Pennsylvania Wharton School. She is also active and on the board of a number of Colorado non-profit and community organizations.

Peter Muennig

Peter Muennig, MD, MPH, focuses his research on reducing socioeconomic disparities through more efficient use of societal resources, providing policymakers with strong and informative evidence upon which to make decisions, and novel scientific approaches to understanding the mechanisms underlying disparities. This interest has led to work in cost-effectiveness analyses, which he uses to explore issues related to the health system, immigrant health, and post-secondary education. It has also led to the study of small area analysis as a policy tool, ways of improving cost-effectiveness methodology, and more recently, interdisciplinary approaches to examining the biological mechanisms linking poverty to morbidity and mortality. Prior to joining the Mailman School faculty, Dr. Muennig was an assistant professor at the Medical School of the City University of New York. He also directed the Program in Cost-Effectiveness and Outcomes at New School University and consulted for Health Canada and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Muennig has published numerous studies in the medical literature, has authored a textbook on cost-effectiveness analysis, and has contributed to academic publications and governmental reports.

Matthew Neidell

Matthew Neidell, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. His research focuses on the intersections between environmental, health and labor economics, with his most recent work examining how the environment affects a wide range of measures of well-being, including worker productivity, human capital, and decision making. Dr. Neidell has published extensively in both economics and health science journals, including American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Literature, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Health Economics, the Journal of Human Resources, Health Affairs, and the American Journal of Public Health. Dr. Neidell is currently a co-editor at the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, and is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Professor Neidell also plays an active role in policy, having served on the Institute of Medicine’s “Advancing Oral Health in America” Report and various ad hoc roles within the Environmental Protection Agency.

Norm Payson

Norm Payson, MD, has had a thirty year career as Chief Executive Officer of multiple healthcare organizations including two S & P 500 publicly traded companies, and has worked closely with private equity firms in the transformation of underperforming healthcare companies. Dr. Payson has been Chairman and CEO of Apria Healthcare Group since Blackstone’s purchase of the company on October 28, 2008. Apria is the nation’s largest home healthcare provider with 12,000 employees and over $2.1 billion in annual revenue. From November 2005 through 2008 Dr. Payson was chairman of Viant Holdings and its predecessor company, Concentra, Inc. overseeing its strategic restructuring. Concentra is the nation’s largest occupational health care provider and is majority owned by Welsh Carson. From 1998 through 2002 aligned with TPG, Dr. Payson was Chief Executive Officer of Oxford Health Plans. Dr. Payson led the dramatically successful turnaround of this $5 billion health plan.

From 1985 to 1997 Dr. Payson was co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Healthsource, Inc., a 3 million member health plan located in 15 states. From 1980 through 1984 Dr. Payson was CEO of a 120 physician multispecialty group practice. Dr. Payson is a graduate student lecturer at the Tuck School at Dartmouth, the Columbia University School of Public Health and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Dr. Payson is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received his MD at Dartmouth Medical School.

David Rosenthal

David Rosenthal, PhD, is the Director of Behavior Science for Columbia University’s Center for Family and Community Medicine. He is also a faculty member at the Mailman School of Public Health where he teaches Managing Public Health Nonprofits. For 23 years, Dr. Rosenthal was a faculty member at the University of Iowa, teaching in the Colleges of Medicine, Public Health, and Education. He was named Teacher of the Year by residents in the Department of Family Medicine and was given the College of Medicine Service Award. He was also the Director of Counseling and Health Promotion Services at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Later he became the Director of La Bodega de La Familia and served as the Executive Director of the Lower Eastside Harm Reduction Center in New York City.

Dr. Rosenthal is a licensed marriage and family therapist and has served as president of the Iowa Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. He has given more than 100 presentations in the United States and has conducted workshops in Zimbabwe, Uganda, Russia, and Greece. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of two non-profit organizations: Heritage Health and Housing and the Burmese Refugee Project, and he is helping create the Space in Tompkins Square Park, a program for transient young people. He has also participated as a member or board chair of other public health nonprofits, such as Iowa City Hospice, Iowa City Free Medical Clinic, & the Mid Eastern Council on Chemical Abuse.

John W. Rowe

John W. Rowe, MD, is a Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Previously, from 2000 until his retirement in late 2006, Dr. Rowe served as Chairman and CEO of Aetna, Inc., one of the nation’s leading health care and related benefits organizations. Before his tenure at Aetna, from 1998 to 2000, Dr. Rowe served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Mount Sinai NYU Health, one of the nation’s largest academic health care organizations. From 1988 to 1998, prior to the Mount Sinai-NYU Health merger, Dr. Rowe was President of the Mount Sinai Hospital and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Before joining Mount Sinai, Dr. Rowe was a Professor of Medicine and the founding Director of the Division on Aging at the Harvard Medical School, as well as Chief of Gerontology at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital. He has authored over 200 scientific publications, mostly on the physiology of the aging process, including a leading textbook of geriatric medicine, in addition to more recent publications on health care policy. Dr. Rowe has received many honors and awards for his research and health policy efforts regarding care of the elderly. He was Director of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Successful Aging and is co-author, with Robert Kahn, Ph.D., of Successful Aging (Pantheon, 1998). Currently, Dr. Rowe leads the MacArthur Foundation’s Initiative on An Aging Society and chairs the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on the Future Health Care Workforce for Older Americans. Dr. Rowe was elected a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In addition, Dr. Rowe serves on the Board of Trustees of the Rockefeller Foundation and is a former member of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC). Dr. Rowe is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the University of Connecticut and the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Kai Ruggeri

Dr. Kai Ruggeri is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy & Management. Dr. Ruggeri is the new director of the School’s GRAPH—Global Research Analytics for Population Health—program. He is also a lecturer in analytics for decision-making in Health Policy and Management. Kai joined Columbia from the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge, where he directs the Policy Research Group that he founded in 2013. He studies how policy influences population behavior, and how integrating evidence into policies can improve economic outcomes and population well-being. His teaching is primarily in analytics and decision-making as well as behavioral and managerial economics.

Michael S. Sparer

Michael S. Sparer, JD, PhD, is Professor and Chair in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. Professor Sparer studies and writes about the politics of health care, with a particular emphasis on the health insurance and health delivery systems for low-and-middle income populations, both in the United States and globally.  His current projects include a study of the rise (and demise) of most of the non-profit insurance “cooperatives” created by the Affordable Care Act, an analysis of the cross-national politics of public health, and an examination of political and policy implications of permitting all Americans to buy-into Medicaid. He is a two-time winner of the Mailman School’s Student Government Association Teacher of the Year Award, the recipient of a 2010 Columbia University Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching, and the winner of the Core Curriculum Teaching Excellence Award. Professor Sparer spent seven years as a litigator for the New York City Law Department, specializing in inter-governmental social welfare litigation. After leaving the practice of law, Sparer obtained a PhD in Political Science from Brandeis University. Sparer is the former editor of the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, and the author of Medicaid and the Limits of State Health Reform, as well as numerous articles and book chapters.  

Steven D. Stellman

Steven D. Stellman, PhD, MPH, is Professor of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. His research interests include environmental and lifestyle causes of cancer, especially tobacco-related cancers and breast cancer, and the health of Vietnam veterans. He formerly served as Assistant Commissioner of Health for Biostatistics and Epidemiological Research for the New York City Department of Health, and as a designer and associate director of the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study 2 (CPS-2), a prospective study of more than one million American men and women. Dr. Stellman’s doctorate is in physical chemistry.

jeanne mager stellman

Jeanne Mager Stellman, PhD,  is devoted to occupational and environmental issues in public health, carrying out basic research and engaging in public education and policy formulation. With considerable expertise in Agent Orange and other military herbicides in Vietnam, she collaborated with Dr. Steven Stellman to develop a geographic information system for estimating herbicide exposures in Vietnam, work carried out under contract to the National Academy of Sciences and endorsed by the Institute of Medicine. Much of the underlying data and the conceptual framework were developed during her years of service as exposure consultant to the special master for the Agent Orange Veterans Payment Program. Dr. Stellman's work has appeared as a cover article in Nature. She also served as editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Occupational Health and Safety, 4th edition, which is considered the foremost international reference in the field. Other research interests include issues in women's health, particularly occupational health and gender bias in research; sex roles and health; and organization of work and occupational health management. Dr. Stellman was editor of Women and Health, 1986 - 2004, and has authored numerous research papers, monographs, and three books. She has served in a variety of governmental and non-governmental advisory capacities, and is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Paul Thurman

Paul Thurman, a Columbia MBA valedictorian, service award winner, and multiple teaching award recipient, has extensive experience helping a variety of governments and corporations realize value from innovative leadership, operations, and technology strategies. Thurman teaches strategic management and data analysis at Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health, in the Department of Health Policy and Management, and has led the department's Non-Degree Executive Education Programs and its its Professional Development Program. Previously, he was a Healthcare Research Fellow, Professor, and MBA Director at the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, and has held professorships in China, India, Brazil, Greece, Saudi Arabia, England, and Iceland. His recent peer-reviewed research has focused on scientific collaboration and its effect on research quality, and on cancer drug patents, FDA approvals, and market pricing. He is the author of MBA Fundamentals Statistics, (Kaplan, 2008), Pocket Guide to Data Analysis (Kaplan, 2009), and co-author (with Thomas P. Ference) of MBA Fundamentals Strategy (Kaplan, 2009) as well as lead editor and chapter author of Female Immigrant Entrepreneurs, Father-Daughter Succession in Family Businesses, and Entrepreneurship and Sustainability. Thurman served on the boards of the Greenburgh (NY) Nature Center, the Scarsdale (NY) Teen Center, and currently sits on advisory boards of a number of entrepreneurial ventures. He received his BS in Mathematics from Stanford University, studied statistics and operations research at New York University, received his MBA (with highest honors) from Columbia, and completed doctoral (DrPH) coursework in health policy and management at the State University of New York. He is currently pursuing his Doctor of Business Administration degree (DBA) from Ecole des Ponts, in Paris, France.

Alan Weinberg

Alan Weinberg is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Health Evidence and Policy at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He was formerly a faculty member in the Departments of Surgery and Biostatistics at Columbia University and continues to teach "Biostatistics" for the Executive MPH program at Columbia University, which he has done since its inception. His statistical area of expertise is in Survival Analysis and Mixed Modeling for the analysis of repeated measurements. Other interests include the appropriate treatment of missing data. He uses these techniques primarily in the area of cardiovascular surgical trials analyzing outcomes such as survival, adverse events (with a particular interest in infections) and quality of life following a variety of surgical interventions which include organ transplantation, mitral valve surgery, biventricular pacing and the implantation of mechanical circulatory assist devices. Professor Weinberg participates in the design and analysis of Clinical Trials. He participated in the landmark NHLBI-sponsored REMATCH Clinical Trial investigating survival, infection and quality of life outcomes for patients receiving a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) for so called destination therapy.

He is currently involved in the NINDS-funded ARUBA trial, a randomized multicenter clinical trial exploring various interventions pertaining to unruptured brain AVMs (arteriovenous malformations). He is also exploring wound cure rates post treatment for diabetic foot and pressure ulcers, an important, growing and costly clinical problem. In addition to teaching Biostatistics, Professor Weinberg instructs courses in statistical computing using SAS software.

Jack Wheeler

Jack Wheeler, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, where he served as chair from 1991-1997. During his term as chair, the department was recognized as the leading program in health administration education in the country. He was also Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases in the University of Michigan Medical School. He received his Ph.D. in Economics and Medical Care Organization from the University of Michigan in 1976 and the Bachelor of Science in finance and economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 1970. Professor Wheeler has also held a faculty appointment in the Cornell University School of Business. He teaches finance in executive management programs at the University of Colorado at Denver, the University of Massachusetts, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Columbia University. He has taught in executive management programs internationally under the auspices of Johnson and Johnson, INSEAD, and Project Hope. He has served on numerous not-for-profit boards. Professor Wheeler's research interests focus on optimal investment (capital expenditure) decisions by the health care firm, optimal financing decisions by the health care firm, and health care payment policy. His current projects include research to support improvements the in quality and efficiency of Medicare’s end-stage renal disease payment program.

John S. Winkleman

John S. Winkleman teaches Healthcare Marketing and is the director of the Consulting Practice as well as the Thomas P. Ference Health System Simulation. He is also a senior judge for the annual Healthcare Management and Delivery Case Challenge and faculty for Practicum Day. He is an adjunct faculty member at Fordham’s Center for Nonprofit Leaders, and he taught marketing and fundraising at Columbia Business School’s Institute for Not-for-Profit Management. John S. Winkleman founded Winkleman Company in 1990 after working in the public relations industry and in the administration of Clark University and as director of NYC’s Greenwich House Music School. Winkleman Company specializes in media relations, reputation management, speaker training, event orchestration, collateral development, public service outreach, brand marketing, strategic positioning and assessment. 

He is a trustee of the Mount Sinai Hospital, chairs its Community Relations Committee and is a member of the Public Affairs & Marketing, Medical Education and Executive Committees. He also is a member of their Multicultural and Community Affairs Advisory Board and Community Advisory Board and on the Advisory Boards of CIVITAS and New Yorkers for Parks. John served on the board of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals NYC, was one of the founders and co-chairs of their National Philanthropy Day Celebration, and, a co-founder of the Conference on Sustainability in the Nonprofit Sector at Columbia. John received the 2008 United Hospital Fund Distinguished Trustee award, the 2009 Our Town Thanks You Entrepreneurship Award, 2011 CIVITAS tribute award and special recognition from the Mount Sinai Center for Excellence in Youth Education in 2012. Winkleman is recognized as an architectural artist, having had his work displayed in Tiffany & Company, in publications and galleries. He is the illustrator for the weekly “Crime Watch” in NYC newspapers as well as two published children’s books.