R. Lawrence Van Horn

R. Lawrence Van Horn is a Professor of Health Care Management and Faculty Director of the Health Care Program at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. He is a leading expert and researcher on health care management and economics.

Professor Van Horn's research on health care organizations, managerial incentives in nonprofit hospitals, and the conduct of managed care firms, has appeared in such leading publications as the Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Law and Economics, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Medical Care, Medical Care Research and Review, Journal of Public Budgeting and Financial Management, and Harvard Business Review. Professor Van Horn's current research interests include nonprofit conduct, governance and objectives in health care markets, and the measurement of health care outcomes and productivity.

Prior to joining Owen, Professor Van Horn served as Associate Professor of Economics and Management at the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester, where he created and served as Director of the Institute for Health Care Management. While at Simon, he developed and coordinated all health science programs, including the school's MBA in health care and various non-degree executive programs. He has been honored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Fellow and has presented at numerous leading seminars and conferences sponsored by industry, government, and academic institutions. Professor Van Horn has conducted industry research for such organizations as Kodak Health Imaging, Health Care Financing Administration, Kaiser Family Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He has also consulted for national consulting firms, managed care organizations, pharmaceutical firms, and foreign governments.

Professor Van Horn holds a PhD from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and BA, MPH, and MBA degrees from the University of Rochester.

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