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Current Professional Activities
Dr. Kuder primarily teaches in The Sloan Program in Health Administration. He teaches courses in the areas of Medical Care Organization, Innovation in Health Care, and Methods in Quality and Equity Analysis. His research and writing interests include the broad areas of, public policy in health, managed care, health program evaluation and, health decision-making, and access for at-risk populations. Current projects have him looking at the impact of policy on care decisions, the "market" for quality in health services, and the relationship between the health of children and poverty programs.
Current Research Activities
I currently am examining the potential for child healthcare services to be a portal to legal, public health and poverty programs as a means to improve long term health and safety for children at risk. I am also working on projects that look at how patients' care choices and public policy jointly influence physician decisions about care. I also am developing and testing a model framework to measure and explain disparities in the hospitals' investment in quality of care.
Dr. Kuder describes himself as a health economist and health services researcher. Prior to coming to Ithaca, he was on the faculty of the School of Business and Management at Temple University and is the former Director of the Center for Applied Research at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He also maintains an appointment at Cornell University's Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in Medical Care Organization from the University of Michigan.
Ph.D. 1982 - University of Michigan, Medical Care Organizations-Health Economics
M.A. 1972 - University of Arkansas, Economics
B.A. 1971 - Drake University, Economics
Courses, Websites, Pubs
PAM 581 - Measuring and Evaluating Health Program Performance & Quality
PAM 4570 Innovation and Entrepreneuership in the Health Care Industry
PAM 5570 Health Care Organizations
PAM 5581 Field Study in Health Administration- Capstone Project