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Dan Gentry

Dan Gentry

Daniel Gentry, Ph.D., MHA
Professor and Director, Division of Health Systems Management and Policy
Coordinator of the Health Systems and Policy PhD Program
Special Advisor to the Dean for Accreditation and Strategic Planning
Contact information:
Phone: 901-678-3437
Robison Hall 137


  • PhD, Health Services and Policy Analysis, University of California, Berkeley
  • MHA, Medical University of South Carolina
  • BA, College of Charleston

Research Interests

  • Tobacco policy and prevention
  • Childhood obesity policy and prevention
  • HIV/STD policy, prevention and care
  • Analysis of health policies and evaluation of health and social services

Teaching Interests

  • Health policy
  • Health care organization
  • Organizational behavior, analysis and change
  • Science, theory, and public health research

Daniel Gentry, PhD, MHA, is a Professor of Health System Management and Policy. Dr. Gentry teaches in the areas of health care organization, health policy, and organizational analysis and change. He was the Director of the Division of Health Care Management, School of Public Health, and the Saint Louis University (SLU) MHA Program from 2004 to 2007. Between 2007 and 2011 he was Professor of Health Systems Management and Director of the Graduate Program at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. In the most recent US News & World Report rankings of graduate programs in health administration for 2012, both SLU and Rush ascended into the Top 10. Dr. Gentry's research interests include the financing, organization, and delivery of prevention and care services, tobacco policy, obesity policy, HIV/STD policy, and evaluation of health and social service programs. Since 1996, he has received over $3 million in research funding as a principal investigator and has published widely in leading public health and health services journals. He currently serves on the board of the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), is a past fellow of CAHME, and has served as CAHME's lead faculty consultant for adoption and implementation of competency-based education for the field of health care management. He is the Chair of the CAHME Board for 2013-14. He is also a past board member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.


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