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I am personally committed to working with faculty and students to develop and maintain one of the nation's finest and most comprehensive programs in health management. I and the other MHA faculty members are committed to presenting a systemic and highly integrated approach to the learning of health management principles within a challenging 'adult-learning' oriented environment.
William E. Welton
Principal Lecturer

Dr. Welton currently is a Senior Lecturer in the MHA Program. He served as Program Director from 2001-2012. Prior to joining the UW faculty, Dr. Welton founded the School of Public Health at MCP Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA. From 1972 - 1994, Dr. Welton served in a variety of senior management and leadership roles in several of the nation's leading health systems and academic medical centers.

Research Interests:
Organization of health care markets and relationship to overall per capita costs

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Contact Information


office:   H-660B, Health Sciences Building

University of Washington
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195-7660

campus box:   357660
voice:   206-685-5294
fax:   206-543-3964


DrPH   University of Michigan, 1999   (Health Policy)
MHA   University of Michigan, 1972   (Health Management)
AB   Cornell University, 1966   (Economics)

Teaching   (Department of Health Services Courses)

  • HSERV 552   (Executive MHA Program)
    Health Policy Development
  • HSMGMT 505
    Managing Health Care Organizations
  • HSMGMT 505
    Managing Health Care Organizations
  • HSMGMT 505   (Executive MHA Program)
    Managing Health Care Organizations
  • HSMGMT 545
    Capstone Integrative Seminar
  • HSMGMT 545   (Executive MHA Program)
    Capstone Integrative Seminar
  • HSMGMT 553
    Healthcare Marketing Strategy
  • HSMGMT 553   (Executive MHA Program)
    Healthcare Marketing Strategy
  • HSMGMT 592   (Executive MHA Program)
    Professional Development Assessment

Recent Publications

Welton WE. One program's reflections on the current state of competency-based healthcare management education. J Health Adm Educ. 2007 Spring;24(2):79-89.  PMID: 18214071

Welton WE. Managing today's complex healthcare business enterprise: reflections on distinctive requirements of healthcare management education. J Health Adm Educ. 2004 Fall;21(4):391-418.  PMID: 15495737

Welton WE. Leadership development and health management education: concepts for focus and change. J Health Adm Educ. 2004 Fall;21(4):387-90.  PMID: 15495736

Horak BJ, Welton W, Shortell S. Crossing the quality chasm: implications for health services administration education. J Health Adm Educ. 2004 Winter;21(1):15-38.  PMID: 15129898

Welton WE, Kantner TA, Katz SM. Developing tomorrow's integrated community health systems: a leadership challenge for public health and primary care. Milbank Q. 1997;75(2):261-88. Review.  PMID: 9184684

Dissertation, Thesis & Capstone Committees (recent HSERV graduates)

Member, capstone for Priyanka Randeria
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Maintaining Medicaid primary care reimbursement to match Medicare reimbursement at 100% starting 2017 in Washington State

Member, capstone for Sara Vaezy
Variation in Washington State hysterectomy rates: Does indication affect variation?


Editor, Journal of Health Administration Education
The Journal of Health Administration Education is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal which chronicles research, case studies, and essays by leading-edge health administration educators and professionals.
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Member, Committee on the Public Finance and Delivery of HIV/AIDS Care, Institute of Medicine
The Committee is charged with reviewing current programs and practice and making recommendations for future organizations and public finance of HIV/AIDS care in the nation.