The Duke MBA
- David Ridley, PhD, Faculty Director, Health Sector Management
David Ridley is the Faculty Director of the Health Sector Management program at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. Duke University is also where David earned his doctorate.
David's research examines innovation, location, and pricing, especially in health care. To encourage innovation in medicines for neglected diseases, David, with Henry Grabowski and Jeffrey Moe, proposed a priority review voucher prize which became law in 2007. David's research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health. He teaches courses on strategy and economics, and has received teaching awards for those courses.
- Peter Ubel, MD, Associate Faculty Director, Health Sector Management
Ubel is the Madge and Dennis T. McLawhorn University Professor of Business, Public Policy and Medicine at Duke University. His research explores controversial issues about the role of values and preferences in health care decision making, from decisions at the bedside to policy decisions. A practicing physician for twenty years, Ubel is interested in where policies, and management practices, intersect with clinical care. He uses the tools of decision psychology and behavioral economics to explore topics like informed consent, shared decision making and health care cost containment.
His books include Pricing Life: Why it’s time for healthcare rationing (MIT Press 2000) and Free Market Madness: How economics is at odds with human nature—and why it matters (Harvard Business Press, 2009). His newest book, Critical Decisions (HarperCollins, 2012) explores the challenges of shared decision making between doctors and patients. You can find his blogs and other information at http://www.peterubel.com/.
- Paula Greeno, MBA, Associate Dean, Global Business Development & Health Sector Management
Paula Greeno is the Associate Dean for Global Business Development and Health Sector Management. She oversees Fuqua's global teams in Europe, Russia & CIS, India, East Asia and the Middle East and the Health Sector Management Program.
Paula joined The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in August 2010 and initially served as the Regional Director for East Asia, responsible for managing a diverse portfolio of activities, including business development, corporate relations, and support of Fuqua programs delivered in region.
Previously she was Assistant Vice President for Medical Affairs (AVPMA) and Chief of Staff for the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS). In this capacity, she planned and directed all administrative, financial, and operational activities for the office of the Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs (EVPMA).
Paula also planned strategic business discussions among UMHS executive leadership to ensure strategic alignment for UMHS units. In her role as AVPMA, Paula represented the EVPMA and facilitated communication with executive officers, deans, directors, faculty, staff, students, external organizations, and the public.
Paula earned a BA in Economics from Cornell University and an MBA in Health Administration and Policy from the University of Chicago. She is a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and an HFMA Certified Healthcare Financial Professional in Managed Care.
- Terry Kale, MPA, Managing Director, Health Sector Management Program
Terry Kale, Managing Director of the Health Sector Management (HSM) Program has spent her career implementing new academic programs and systems to advance the educational goals of graduate students and corporate entities. She most recently served as the Associate Director of the Center for International Business and Education (CIBER), at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and before that was, the Director of International Customized Executive Education programs at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Terry's clients have included Scottish Power, Aventis (Sanofi-Aventis) Toyota, Deutsche Post/DHL, Siam Cement, Givaudan Roure (Roche), Degussa, Morgan Stanley, Litton Industries (Northrup Grumman) and Textron.
Her work has included integrating traditional classroom instruction with teaching, learning and creative practice; developing, designing and delivery of customized executive education programs; admissions and academic advising; and curriculum innovation and evaluation. She has developed and implemented special events, including symposia, international experiential learning for MBAs and executives, and intensive, subject-specific multi-week workshops.
Her areas of interest include the principles and practice of experiential education for adult learners and the benchmarks for measurering the effectiveness of experiential learning. Terry holds an MPA and BSBA from the University of North Carolina. She has traveled the world, has lived in Finland and the former Czechoslovakia and now resides in Hillsborough, NC with her family.
- Kate Mannino, Program Manager, Daytime Health Sector Management.
Kate Mannino joined Fuqua as the Program Manager for the Health Sector Management program. She is responsible for activities and initiatives that support both Daytime and Executive programs such as initiating, launching, managing, and executing a myriad of events and educational enrichment activities, aggregating and posting web portal content and marketing tools.
Kate has been working with non-profit groups such as Intensive Heart Ventures and Health Education Advocacy Liaisons doing health administration, research and program planning for the past 4 years. She has focused primarily on self-sustenance for socio-economically disadvantaged populations by developing economic opportunities and educational programs.
Kate holds a bachelor's degree from Stanford University in Human Biology with a concentration in global health and development.
Contact Kate at: firstname.lastname@example.org or +1.919.660.7985
- Barbara McPhillips, Staff Specialist, Health Sector Management program
Barbara McPhillips is Staff Assistant for the Health Sector Management program. Barbara is responsible for providing all administrative functions for the program, Executive Director, staff members and students. Also, she provides accounting assistance within the department, coordinating events, seminars and meeting set-up.
Previously, Barbara worked with the Robertson Scholars program at Duke University and has held positions at Duke as an Assistant Grant Manager and Administrative Assistant. Barbara has been with Duke Medical Center and University for seven years.
She loves spending time with her family and her grandson, Collin. Her hobbies are reading, cooking, traveling, working on and driving drag cars.
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- Jeffrey Moe, PhD, Executive in Residence
Jeff Moe joined the Health Sector Management program in 2001 from GlaxoSmithKline. During his 15-year career at GSK, he held positions in business development, corporate strategy, marketing, market economics, and human resources. He worked for a South African operating company in the late 1990s, leading its strategic response to rapidly changing market conditions.
Jeff’s research interests include incentives for neglected diseases, private sector responses to the global health care worker shortage and the evolution of the global biopharma industry. He received his Ph.D. in 1981 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Organization Development and Behavior. He graduated from the Kellogg School, Northwestern University, Executive Development Program in 1997.
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- Cindy Seymour, Assistant Director, Executive Health Sector Management Programs
After joining Fuqua in 2002, Cindy Seymour helped launch the HSM concentration by recruiting the first Weekend Executive MBA students for the program. Today, the HSM offerings extend to the Global Executive and the Cross Continent MBA degree programs. Cindy’s responsibilities include the overall planning and management of operational support systems for all executive Health Sector Management programs and events, which encompass the Global Executive, Weekend Executive, and Cross Continent MBA programs. Cindy collaborates with executive HSM MBA admissions, operations, Fuqua Registration, Bursar’s Office, University CME Office, as well as internal and external vendors in order to provide students with a seamless and rich program experience. In addition, Cindy provides strategic direction to senior leadership and faculty in Executive MBA HSM curriculum planning and program expansion which has resulted in record enrollment and expanded course offerings.
Cindy has more than 20 years of professional experience in student affairs. Prior to joining the Health Sector Management team, Cindy held the position of Senior Admissions Counselor for the Weekend Executive MBA. Among the other positions she held were Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at UNC-Chapel Hill, Registrar, and Coordinator of Alumni Student Recruitment at Peace College. She holds an AB in Education from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Master’s of Education in Guidance and Personnel Services from North Carolina State University.
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- Vacant, Assistant Director, Daytime Health Sector Management Program