School of Public Health promotions & tenure
Bita Kash, Ph.D., M.B.A., FACHE, and Daikwon Han, Ph.D., have been promoted to associate professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health effective September 1, 2014. Additionally, Tiffany Radcliff, Ph.D., and Han have been awarded tenure by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents.
Kash is director of the Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT), an industry-university cooperative research center funded by the National Science Foundation and health organizations. Her research includes organizational capacity for change and transformation in health care, evaluation of new coordinated models of care delivery in both primary and surgical settings, health care strategic planning and marketing, and health innovation implementation. Kash’s research approach relies on the knowledge and experience of health care leaders to guide academic research. This cooperative model ensures that research is both meaningful and applicable to the health care industry and provides immediate decision support for industry. Kash received her M.B.A. from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, and her Ph.D. in Health Services Research from Texas A&M.
With training in epidemiology and geographic information science (GIS), Han’s research spans environmental health, exposure science, spatial epidemiology, and population studies. His recent research has focused on incorporating geospatial and statistical methods into epidemiologic research in order to better understand social-environmental determinants as well as life course influences on chronic health outcomes. He also serves as the director of the GIS and Spatial Statistics Program, which focuses on the development and application of spatial epidemiology methods in public health research and practice. Han received a B.A. and M.A. from Seoul National University, and a Ph.D. from University at Buffalo-SUNY.
Radcliff has been an associate professor at the Texas A&M School of Public Health since 2010. Her teaching and research interests include health economics, health policy, and health services research methods. Her research focuses on improving quality of care in long-term care facilities, access to care for rural and underserved populations, improving care processes and outcomes, industrial organization of health care, and economic evaluation of clinical and policy interventions. She received a B.S. in economics with a minor in political science from Texas A&M, and a Ph.D. in Health Services, Research, Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota.