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Science of Health Care Delivery Faculty and Research

Our research focuses on developing a broad view and deeper understanding of current and future challenges connected to delivering health care. Six scientific disciplines constitute the research conducted by faculty and students: health economics and policy, health care management, population health, systems engineering, informatics and leadership. All research is supported by the commitment from the College of Health Solutions to improve health outcomes.


Janice Connell

Connell's passion is helping students launch their healthcare careers and helping people learn how to implement a healthy lifestyle to prevent, delay or minimize chronic disease during their lifetime.

Bradley Doebbeling

Physician thought leader in improving health care delivery, implementation science, systems redesign and biomedical informatics. His research focuses on high impact interventions and applications to improve care delivery.

Alison Essary
Adjunct Faculty

Essary's research interests center on the provision of accessible, high-quality, patient-centered health care through workforce initiatives. She is also the co-director of the Applied Health Humanities Alliance.

Jack Gilbert
Clinical Professor (FSC)

Gilbert is a clinical professor and Senior Lincoln Fellow in Applied Ethics. He is also an adjunct faculty member with the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine.

Haiwei Gu
Asst Professor

Gu's research interests focus on MS-based metabolomics and its applications in early disease diagnosis, drug metabolism, and biological sciences.

Faculty Assoc
Denise Kennedy
Clinical Asst Professor

Kennedy has more than 30 years of experience in the health care industry and a passion for improving health care service quality and the patient experience.

Rodger Kessler
Research Professor (FSC)
Elizabeth Kizer
Lesley Manson
Clinical Assoc Professor (FSC)

Manson's specialty is within the area of building fiscally sustainable integrated health care with identifiable return on investment and cost savings.