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William E. Welton

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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.
Principal Lecturer Emeritus, Health Services


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

Contact Info


office:   H-670C, 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


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.

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

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

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.