Joseph M. Long Chair of Healthcare Management and Professor of Economics
Peter Hilsenrath is Joseph M. Long Chair of Healthcare Management and Professor of Economics. He received his B.A. from the University of California at Santa Cruz and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He was Professor and Department Chair of Health Management and Policy at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth prior to joining Pacific in 2009. Earlier, Dr. Hilsenrath was an Assistant and then Associate Professor at the University of Iowa, first in the College of Medicine and later in the College of Public Health. He also held faculty appointments in the Economics Department at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Additionally, Dr. Hilsenrath has held non-academic positions. He served as Chief Economist for Syfrets Managed Assets in Cape Town in the mid 1990's and was on the Research Staff at the Center for Naval Analyses in Alexandria, Virginia during the mid and late 1980's.
Peter teaches MBA and pharmacy courses about finance, management and economics in the health sector. He has also taught courses in international health systems, health insurance, economic theory, and natural resource economics. He earned an outstanding teacher award at the University of North Texas Health Science Center.
Peter's research is wide-ranging. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and reports. They include publications in medical, management and economics journals such as the American Journal of Roentgenology, the American Journal of Clinical Pathology, Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Health Care Management Review, the American Journal of Public Health, the Journal of Rural Health, the Journal of Health Care Finance, and Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy. Many of his papers have addressed issues of efficiency in the health sector. Some have had an international focus, especially concerning South Africa. He currently serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Health Administration Education.
Dr. Hilsenrath has presented his work at many national and international conferences as well as in important institutions such as the Pentagon and South Africa's Parliament. He has participated on funded projects from organizations that include the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, the U.S. Department of Education and the Iowa Hospital Association.
Dr. Hilsenrath's Vita