The MS in Health Care Transformation program is taught by faculty in both the McCombs School of Business and the Dell Medical School as well as other colleges across The University of Texas at Austin. Faculty are both academic and industry experts, and our small class sizes allow students maximum access to leaders in the field of health care.
Alice Andrews, Ph.D.
Alice Andrews is the director of education for the Value Institute for Health and Care and an assistant professor in the Department of Medical Education. She uses her expertise in health care delivery education to create innovative curricula that enable health care providers, leaders, employers and other stakeholders to transform health care delivery and improve health outcomes for patients.
Andrews came to Dell Medical School from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI), where she led the development of an online Master of Public Health program and helped launch the Master of Health Care Delivery Science (MHCDS), a joint degree program between TDI and Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business. She also obtained a master’s degree in evaluative clinical services from TDI.
Indranil Bardhan, Ph.D.
Bardhan joined the McCombs School of Business at UT Austin in July 2018, as the Foster Parker Centennial Professor of Information Technology. He focuses on applications-driven research in the areas of healthcare analytics and information technology management. His research includes more than 75 publications in premier scholarly journals and conferences. His research has also won five best paper or runner-up awards, and has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation and the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
Kevin Bozic, M.D., MBA
Kevin Bozic is the inaugural chair of surgery and perioperative care at the Dell Medical School at UT Austin. He is a nationally recognized leader in orthopaedic surgery and value-based health care payment and delivery models. Prior to joining the Dell Medical School, he was the William R. Murray endowed professor and vice chair of orthopaedic surgery at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine and core faculty of the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering from Duke University, where he graduated magna cum laude and an M.D. with thesis degree from UCSF. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency training in the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program and additional fellowship training in adult reconstructive surgery from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Bozic also holds a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School (HBS), where he continues to serve as a senior institute associate in professor Michael Porter’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness.
Kathleen Carberry, R.N., MPH
Kathy Carberry serves as the outcomes program officer at the Value Institute for Health and Care. She has been a registered nurse for 20 years focused on pediatrics, cardiac critical care, and outcomes measurement implementation for a variety of medical conditions. Carberry has worked with countless clinicians, operational leaders, IT specialists, and health care learners as well as patients and families to redesign care delivery into team-based models where teams measure and improve the outcomes of care. Prior to joining the Value Institute, she was the founder and director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Outcomes & Impact Service that was dedicated to helping patients, families, and clinicians make better health care decisions using outcomes information.
Carberry received her bachelor of nursing degree from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in 1998. She completed her master of public health degree with an emphasis on management, policy, and community health in 2010. She is a graduate of the Intermountain Healthcare Advanced Training Program in Health Care Delivery Improvement and the Value-Based Health Care Delivery Seminar at Harvard Business School. Carberry is a recipient of the Healthcare Informatics Innovator Award and the Good Samaritan Foundation Excellence in Nursing Award.
Erin Donovan, Ph.D.
S. Gail Eckhardt, M.D., FASCO
S. Gail Eckhardt is a tenured professor at The University of Texas at Austin’s Dell Medical School where she is also the inaugural director of the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes, chair of the Department of Oncology and associate dean of cancer programs. She has been a faculty member at the institution since January of 2017. Prior to joining UT Austin, Eckhardt was at the University of Colorado School of Medicine where she was division head of medical oncology from 2006-2014, associate director for translational research at the University of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center and director of the Phase I Program and Fellowship.
Barbara Jones, Ph.D., MSW
Barbara Jones is the Josleen and Frances Lockhart memorial professor of direct social work practice and associate dean for health affairs at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work. She is also a university distinguished teaching professor and co-director of the Institute for Collaborative Health Research and Practice. At Dell Medical School, she is chair of the social work domain, associate director of social sciences and community-based research at the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes and professor of oncology, population health and psychiatry.
She is also a founding Steering Committee member of the UT Austin Center for Health Interprofessional Practice and Education. Jones is a distinguished scholar and fellow of the National Academies of Practice and immediate past vice-chair of the Social Work Academy. She is the past president of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers (APOSW) and 2013 APOSW Social Worker of the Year.
Stephen Limberg, Ph.D.
Dr. Stephen T. Limberg is the PricewaterhouseCoopers Centennial Professor in Accounting in the Department of Accounting, McCombs School of Business, at The University of Texas at Austin and has been the Faculty Director of the Master in Professional Accounting Program since 2005. He served as the Department Chair from 1997 through 2003. Steve joined the Department in 1982 and teaches financial reporting. He has had significant involvement in the development of innovative courses delivered at UT-Austin as well as internationally in, for example, China (Chinese University of Hong Kong), France (INSEAD and ESCP-EAP International School of Management), and Brazil (Fundação Getúlio Vargas, São Paulo).
Steve also teaches Accounting in the full-time Masters in Professional Accounting (MPA) and MBA programs, as well as in Dallas / Ft. Worth MBA program. He received the 2008 OneStar Foundation Governor’s Volunteer Award for the development and delivery of the Accounting Practicum course entitled: The Federal Taxation of Low Income Filers: Socio-Economic Force and is the recipient of numerous Department and College teaching awards for excellence and innovation, such as most recently the 2010 CBA Foundation Advisory Council Award for Teaching Innovation. and Outstanding MBA Professor in 2013 and 2014
Kristie Loescher, MPH
Prior to entering academia in 2001, Kristie spent 15 years working in hospital administration, most recently as Director of Operations for the Medical Affairs Division of the Seton Healthcare Network in Austin. In this position, Kristie was responsible for all medical quality assurance, new physician credentialing, nursing case management/utilization review, social services/discharge planning, infection control, and clinical research activities throughout Seton’s six acute care hospitals, mental health hospital, and nine ambulatory healthcare facilities. As Director of Operations, Kristie developed measurement systems for tracking appropriate utilization of acute care resources and identifying barriers to appropriate discharge, developed and implemented training programs for new staff, automated the credentialing and peer review functions, expanded services from 800 to 1600+ physician members with no increase in staff, and managed a consolidation and standardization of division services with a facility acquisition/merger. Kristie continues to consult with Seton Healthcare Network on a regular basis, particularly in the area of clinical quality improvement.
Doug Morrice, Ph.D.
Douglas Morrice holds the Bobbie and Coulter R. Sublett Centennial Professorship in Business. He is also Professor of Operations Management and the Director of the University of Texas Supply Chain Management Center of Excellence, a company-sponsored center dedicated to developing research and teaching programs in supply chain management in the Red McCombs School of Business. He served as Information, Risk, and Operations Management Department Chair from 2007-2011. Dr. Morrice received his Ph.D. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University. His research includes the modeling and analysis of service operations, risk management, and supply chain management. Dr. Morrice’s research has received funding from SAP America under the University Alliance Research Grant Program. Additionally, he was a Visiting Research Scientist for Schlumberger from 1996-1998. Dr. Morrice has over 40 technical publications and 2 patents. His research has appeared in Management Science, Operations Research, IIE Transactions, Journal of Production and Operations Management, and the Association for Computing Machinery Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation.
Steve Steffensen, M.D.
Steve Steffensen is a board certified neurologist and former active duty Navy officer who is recognized as a national leader in health innovation. He is currently serving as the Chief of the Learning Health System for the University of Texas Dell Medical School.
Prior to coming to Dell Medical School, Steffensen was the Chief of Innovation for the Military Health System and also served as the personal adviser to The Army Surgeon General. His past experience includes management of the largest health IT research and development program within the Department of Defense focused on electronic health record, mobile health, and medical device technologies. Additionally, he was as a founding board member of the Johns Hopkins University Military and Veterans Health Institute where he represented Johns Hopkins on the Obama Administration “Joining Forces” initiative.
During his military career, Steffensen gained a reputation for innovation in community and global health domains as well as being a passionate advocate for the needs of the combat medic. He played a major role in early interoperability efforts leading the first Department of Defense Nationwide Health Information Network initiative and Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record program between the DoD and VA.
Steffensen has also been a life-long advocate for the arts and humanities focusing on the importance of medical humanities to clinical practice. His background as a technology enthusiast, practicing clinician, advocate for the humanities, and former military officer has afforded Steffensen a unique perspective on the problems facing health care today.
Elizabeth Teisberg, Ph.D.
Professor Elizabeth Teisberg, Ph.D., serves Dell Medical School and McCombs School of Business as executive director of the Value Institute for Health and Care and is the Cullen Trust for Higher Education Distinguished University Chair in Value-Based Care. Co-creator of the concept of value-based health care delivery, Teisberg is best known for writing Redefining Health Care: Creating Value-Based Competition on Results, which she co-authored with Michael E. Porter.
Teisberg, an expert in transformational innovation and the implementation of high-value health care, speaks to and advises organizations throughout the U.S. and around the globe. In addition to being an integral member of the leadership team and faculty at Dell Med and a professor at UT Austin’s McCombs School of Business, she is a senior associate at Harvard’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness.
Scott Wallace, J.D., MBA
Associate Professor Scott Wallace, co-founder and managing director of the Value Institute for Health and Care at Dell Medical School and McCombs School of Business, leverages his business, health care IT and health policy background to work with students, employers, health care leaders and other stakeholders to transform health care delivery in the U.S. and around the world.
Wallace recently served as the Interim chief business officer of Dell Medical School and is an integral member of the Dell Medical School faculty. Prior to joining The University of Texas at Austin, Wallace helped to create Dartmouth College’s Master in Health Care Delivery Science program, an innovative course for midcareer executives and clinicians. He served on the faculty for Harvard Business School’s executive education program on health care strategy. He is also a Batten fellow at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and was a distinguished fellow at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.