College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Health Services and Information Management

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Michael H. Kennedy, PhD, MHA, FACHE
Associate Professor

PhD, Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
MS, Operations Research and Statistics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
MHA, Health Administration, Baylor University
MA, Public Administration, Webster University
BA, Experimental Psychology, North Carolina State University

ECU faculty member since July 1, 2007.
Prior faculty appointments: Central Michigan University (2002 - 2007), Slippery Rock University (1997 - 2002), U.S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Health Care Administration (1992 - 1995)



Healthcare Finance and Accounting
Healthcare Payment Systems
Outcomes Assessment and Management in Health Care

Recent Publications

Finley, F. R., Ivanitskaya, L. V., & Kennedy, M. H.  (2007, July/August).  Mentoring of junior healthcare administrators by senior executives: A description of mentoring practices in 127 U.S. hospitals.  Journal of Healthcare Management, 52(4), 260 - 70.


Johnson, J. A., Kennedy, M. H., & Delener, N. (Eds.).  (2005).  Volume 2:  A community of organizations:  Roles, responsibilities, and collaboration to deter and respond to terrorism.  In J. A. Johnson, G. Ledlow, & M. Cwiek (Eds.), Community preparedness and response to terrorism.  Westport, CT:  Praeger Publishers.



Central Michigan University Excellence in Teaching Award (2005)
Instructor of the Year, U.S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Health Care Administration (1993 & 95)

Research Interests

Modeling healthcare systems
Developing practical tools for decision-makers
Simulations and games
Geographic information systems


Professional Organizations

Fellow, American College of Health Care Executives

American Statistical Association

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society

The Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences

Institute of Industrial Engineers
System Dynamics Society

Healthcare Financial Management Association (Faculty Membership)