Dr. Thomas T. H. Wan is a professor of public affairs, health management and informatics, and medical education at University of Central Florida. He is an Associate Dean for Research for the College of Health and Public Affairs. He has taught at Cornell, Maryland, and Virginia Commonwealth University. He received his MA in Sociology/Criminology and Ph.D. in Sociology/Demography from the University of Georgia. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship and earned his MHS degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. He is conducting a national study on Rural Health Clinics in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) funded by NIH. This project enables him to investigate the effects of changing delivery systems or healthcare reforms on efficiency and effectiveness of patient-centric care in the United States. He is an editor of special issues of the International Journal of Public Policy and is an active board member of five journals. He has published more than 190 articles and book chapters and 13 books. He has served on a variety of NIH study sections for twenty years (Aging & Human Development, Nursing, and Health Services Organization and Delivery). In addition, he has served on the Scientific Review Panel of the National Health Research Institutes in Taiwan for more than a decade. His engagement in health services management research and consultation has helped the development of formal MHA graduate programs in Kazakhstan, Czech Republic, and Taiwan.
- Healthcare informatics
- Health systems analysis
- Long-term care
- Clinical health services research