To provide students and faculty with new research and learning opportunities, the Sloan Program in Health Administration at the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy will collaborate with the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).
ASAM, founded in 1954, is a professional medical society representing more than 7,000 physicians, clinicians, and allied professionals in the field of addiction medicine.
The Sloan program in health administration prepares graduate students for leadership positions in hospitals, consulting firms, primary care and ambulatory surgery centers, health technology, and pharmaceutical companies.
Under the terms of the collaboration, the Sloan Program in Health Administration will share its research capabilities with ASAM and ASAM will provide a dedicated resident executive to mentor students.
“We are excited to be able to increase our students’ exposure to research and policy-making opportunities in the area of addiction medicine practice and policy,” said Julie Carmalt, Associate Program Director. Sloan. Overdoses are the leading cause of accidental death in the United States
Penny Mills MBA ’82, a Sloan graduate, former CEO of ASAM, helped facilitate the new arrangement. She is completing her tenure as Executive-in-Residence with the Sloan Program in Health Administration, which capped off a career leading health care organizations.
“The Sloan program has a rich tradition of bringing back Sloan alumni to connect with incoming students and then mentoring, mentoring and advising them until they graduate,” Associate Principal Cathy said. Bartell, MHA ’90.
With the new ASAM collaboration, the Doug Brown Sloan in Health Administration Executives-in-Residence roster will grow to include five prominent healthcare leaders with diverse and distinguished backgrounds:
- Lisa Goldstein MPS ’79, Senior Advisor (Former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Retired) at New York Hospital for Special Surgery.
- Kyllan Cody MHA ’04, CEO of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital in Dallas.
- Christina Sanon Woods ’08, MHA ’09, Director of Health Industries Consulting at PwC.
- Katherine Rogers MHA ’15, Northern California Complex Needs Practice Leader at Kaiser Permanente.
- Maureen Boyle, PhD, Director of Quality and Science at ASAM, is a neuroscientist with experience in behavioral health care policy, clinical quality measurement, science communication, and research and health program development public.
The Sloan Program in Health Administration, now in its seventh decade, has prepared students for leadership positions in the health care industry. With guidance from Executives-in-Residence, Sloan graduates enter the workforce with strong management skills in finance, accounting, and marketing, a deep understanding of the healthcare industry, and the connections with an extensive network of Sloan alumni.