At Providence College, students learn from faculty who are published scholars and experienced practitioners. Each faculty member brings a unique disciplinary perspective to the study of health and health care. Faculty regularly involve students in their ongoing research through collaborative learning exercises and projects. In addition, all of the faculty in the program have "real world" experience in either the public or private sectors, affording students direct access to the health care community beyond Providence College.
Regardless of their disciplinary background, our faculty are committed to excellence in teaching. In recent years, program faculty spearheaded a renewed emphasis on writing across the curriculum, and on improving both students' critical reasoning and research skills. Over the past three years, the program significantly increased the number of advanced seminar offerings for juniors and seniors in the major. These new writing-intensive courses foster strong mentoring relationships between HPM faculty and students.
The program currently has five full-time faculty:
Dr. Tuba Agartan (Ph.D., Binghamton University, 2008), Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, joined the faculty in September 2008. Her principal teaching and research interests lie in the areas of comparative health policy (Europe, Turkey), international health, and the sociology of health and illness.
Office: Howley Hall, Room 205
Phone: (401) 865-1262
Dr. Robert Hackey (Ph.D., Brown University, 1992), Program Director and Professor of Health Policy and Management, has been a member of the PC faculty since 1999. His research and teaching interests include health care reform, health care in popular culture, hospital regulation, and certificate of need regulation.
Office: Howley Hall, Room 203
Phone: (401) 865-2453
Dr. Deborah Levine (Ph.D., Harvard University, 2008), Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, joined the PC faculty in September 2009. Dr. Levine was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Washington University prior to joining the PC faculty. Her areas of interest are the history of medicine, medical technology, and obesity.
Office: Howley Hall, Room 206
Phone: (401) 865-2238
Dr. Jessica Mulligan (Ph.D., Harvard University, 2007), Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management. Before joining the HPM faculty in September 2010. Dr. Mulligan was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Connecticut College. Her teaching interests include managed care, health inequalities, gender and health, cultural competence in health care, and community-based research.
Office: Howley Hall, Room 204
Phone: (401) 865-2021
Dr. Todd Olszewski (Ph.D., Yale University, 2008), Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, joined the faculty in January 2011. His teaching interests include the history of American medicine and public health, biomedical research, drug development, health activism, and chronic disease prevention.
Office: Service Building, Room 225
Phone: (401) 865-1217