Associate Editor


Wesley M. Rohrer, PhD, MBA

Vice Chair, Health Management & Policy Education
Director, Master of Health Administration Program
Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management
Department of Health Policy & Management and
School of Health & Rehabilitation Science
Department of Health Information Management
Graduate School of Public Health, USA

Biography

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS


• (April 2013-Present) Vice Chair, Health Management & Policy Education Director, Master of Health Administration Program Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management Department of Health Policy & Management and School of Health & Rehabilitation Science Department of Health Information Management Graduate School of Public Health
• (October, 2011-March 2013) Associate Dean, Administration and Policy; Chair, Department of Health Systems and Quality Management College of Public Health & Health Informatics King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
• (June, 2010-November 2010) Acting Associate Dean for Education & Student Affairs Graduate School of Public Health University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA, USA
• (July, 2001-September, 2011) Assistant Chair, Health Education Management Assistant Professor, Health Policy & Management Graduate School of Public Health Assistant Professor, Health Information Management School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences University of Pittsburgh


ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE


Dr. Rohrer has served in various academic administrative capacities during his career at the University of Pittsburgh, including the following:
• Program Coordinator, Executive MBA (EMBA) Program, Graduate School of Business
• Assistant Dean, Administrative Services, Graduate School of Public Health
• Associate Dean, Administration, and Acting Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
• Associate Director, MHA Program and Assistant Chair, Health Management Education, Graduate School of Public Health
• Acting Associate Dean for Education and Student Affairs Graduate School of Public Health

Research Interest

His research interests include: International comparative health systems and policy; organizational studies and management, including leadership theory and managerial ethics, human resource management, strategic and financial management as applied to health care.

Scientific Activities

HONORS


• (1960) Exceptionally Able Youth Program Nominee


MEMBERSHIPS


• (1962-1963) Member, Phi Eta Sigma (National Freshman Honor Society)
• (1975-1976) Member, National Rehabilitation Association
• (1977) Woodrow Wilson Administrative Internship Appointee
• (1978-1981) Member, American Society for Training & Development
• (1981-1982) Member, Society for Research Administration
• (1981-1985) Member, College and University Personnel Association
• (1987-1991) Affiliate Member, Association of University Programs in Health Administration
• (1989-1991) Member, Pennsylvania Public Health Association
• (2002-Present) Member, American Public Health Association
• (2004-Present) Member, Association of University Programs in Health Administration

Publications

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS


Refereed Articles and Other Publications


1. Liu X, Rohrer W, Luo A, Fang Z, He T, Xie W. Doctor-patient communication skills training in mainland China: A systematic review of the literature. Patient Education and Counseling. 2015; 98: 3-14.
2. Househ M, Borycki E, Rohrer W, Kushniruk A. Developing a framework for meaningful use of personal health records (PHRs). Health Policy and Technology. 3(4): 272-280. doi: 10.1016/j.hlpt.2014.08.009
3. Longest B, Rohrer W. Communication between public health agencies and their external stakeholders. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration. 2005; 28(1): 189-217.
4. Rudman W, Rohrer W. Implementing Statistical Process Control Measures in Health Information Departments. Journal of Health Information Management Research. 1994; 2(2): 42-51.
5. Rohrer W. The Three Ts of Leadership: Leadership Theory Revisited. Topics in Health Records Management. 1989; 9(3): 14-25.
6. Rohrer WM. Road traffic accidents as public health challenge in the gulf cooperation council (GCC) region. Public Health Open J. 2016; 1(3): e6-e7. doi: 10.17140/PHOJ-1-e004


BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS


1. Longest B, Darr K, Rohrer W. Leading in managing health services organizations and systems. Baltimore, MD: Health Professions Press. Ch. 13. 627-671.
2. Rohrer W, Harmon R. Human Resource Management. In: Abdelhak M, Grostick S, Hanken M, Jacobs E, eds. Health Information: Management of a Strategic Resource. St. Louis: Saunders/Elsevier. 2011.
3. Rohrer W. Human Resource Management. In: Abdelhak M, Grostick S, Hanken M, Jacobs E, eds. Health Information: Management of a Strategic Resource. St. Louis: Saunders/Elsevier. 2007; 542-603.
4. Rohrer W. Human Resource Management. In: Abdelhak M, Grostick S, Hanken M, Jacobs E, eds. Health Information: Management of a Strategic Resource. Philadelphia: Harcourt Health Sciences/W.B. Saunders Co. 2001.
5. Rudman W, Rohrer W. Human Relations. In: Abdelhak M, Grostick S, Hanken M, Jacobs E, eds. Health Information: Management of a Strategic Resource. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co. 1996; 432-467.