The Duke MBA
- Simeon Furman, MHSA, Assistant Director, Health Sector Management Program
Simeon Furman is Assistant Director of the Health Sector Management (HSM) Program and the team leader for the Executive MBA program.
Simeon brings more than a decade of experience in university development and programming to his role with the Health Sector Management Program. He was a regional development officer with The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, director of alumni affairs for the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, and development coordinator with the Duke Center for Human Genetics. Prior to joining Fuqua, Simeon completed an administrative residency at the Elliot Health System in Manchester, NH, as part of graduate work in health services. He brings a broad understanding of the health sector, from healthcare delivery systems to translational research.
Simeon holds a Master of Health Services Administration from George Washington University, an MA from Bowling Green State University, and a BS from SUNY College at Buffalo. He has lived throughout the United States, and currently resides in Durham, NC.
Contact Simeon at: firstname.lastname@example.org or +1919.660.1933
- 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.
- Jess Levitt, Program Coordinator, Health Sector Management Program
Jess Levitt is the HSM Program Coordinator. She is responsible for HSM marketing and communications as well as event management.
Prior to joining HSM, Jess had spent the previous four years at Duke in the Trinity Deans' Office working with the Office of Health Professions Advising and Program II. During this time, she worked with students interested in careers in medicine, as well as those seeking to create their own program of study, planned events for both offices, and managed their websites.
She has previously worked at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and in Denver, CO with the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. Jess is from Wisconsin, and earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Passionate about Higher Education, Jess considers herself a lifelong learner, and is currently working on her Master's degree in Liberal Studies at Duke.
Contact Jess at: email@example.com 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.
Contact Barbara at: firstname.lastname@example.org or +1.919.660.7989
- Kate Miller, MSM, Assistant Director, Health Sector Management Program
Kate Miller is Assistant Director of the Health Sector Management (HSM) Program and the team leader for the Daytime program.
Prior to joining HSM, Kate worked in Research Triangle Park, NC, for more than 15 years at the international headquarters for Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. During this time, she worked extensively with graduate students and faculty and also served as director of marketing for their magazine, American Scientist, which has been published since 1913.
Kate holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee and earned her Master of Science in Management through the National-Louis University Executive Program while working for a trade association in Washington, DC. She has traveled extensively (16 countries!) and worked for a PR firm in London before moving to Washington. She and her husband, George, have a son and identical twin daughters. Kate is passionate about healthcare and serves on the Board of Directors for Caring House, a home away from home for adults undergoing treatment at Duke Cancer Institute.
Contact Kate at: email@example.com or +1.919.660.8084
- 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.
Contact Jeff at: firstname.lastname@example.org or +1.919.660.2936
- David Ridley, PhD, Faculty Director, Health Sector Management
David Ridley is the Dr. and Mrs. Frank A. Riddick Associate Professor of the Practice of Business and Economics. He is also the Faculty Director of the Health Sector Management program at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. In his research, David 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. The prize became law in 2007. David teaches courses on health care, economics, and strategy.
- 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/.