Nancy  M Kane, DBA

Nancy M Kane, DBA

Professor of Management, Department of Health Policy and Management
Associate Dean for Case-Based Teaching and Learning

Nancy M Kane is Professor of Management in the Department of Health Policy and Management, and Associate Dean for Case-Based Teaching and Learning at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  Dr. Kane directs the Masters in HealthcareManagement Program, an executive leadership program created for mid-career physicians leading healthcare organizations, and led the development of an interdisciplinary, case-based approach to teaching core public health skills to professional-track masters students.  She teaches in Executive and Masters Degree programs in the areas of health care accounting, payment systems, financial analysis, and competitive strategy.  She has won numerous teaching awards, including the ASPH-Pfizer Award for Teaching Excellence in 2011.

Her research interests include measuring hospital financial performance, quantifying community benefits and the value of tax exemption, the competitive structure and performance of hospital and insurance industries, nonprofit hospital governance, and the viability of safety-net providers.

Professor Kane consults with a wide range of federal and state agencies involved in health design, oversight, and payment.  She recently completed two terms as a member of the Medicare Payment Advisory

Commission, an agency advising the U.S. Congress on issues affecting the Medicare Program.  She also served on the Massachusetts Special Commission on Health Care Cost Containment in 2009.

Dr. Kane earned her Masters and Doctoral Degrees in business Administration from the Harvard Business School.

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Susan L Madden

Associate Director, Case-Based Teaching and Learning Initiative

Susan Madden oversees the development and maintenance of a case library, identifying existing cases, working with faculty to develop new cases to meet programmatic and pedagogical needs, providing editing and planning support during case development, and ensuring that all requirements are met. She is responsible for building both an internal case library at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health as well as identifying cases that will be made available through the Harvard Business School Publishing site.  Susan has held positions in state government, public, and private health care organizations over her 25-year career, has written a number of cases currently in use at the Harvard Chan School, and a trade book for parents of premature infants.  She holds an AB from Radcliffe College and an SM in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard Chan School.

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Amy Cohen, EdM

Director of Interactive Data Analytics in the Division of Policy Translation
Instructor in the Department of Health Policy and Management
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Amy teaches quantitative methods for quality improvement to physicians in the Master of Science in Health Care Management program. Previously at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, she managed the instructional computing group that provided data-analysis and statistical software support and instruction to doctoral and master's degree students. Prior to joining the Harvard Chan School, she collaborated on clinical research projects at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Pursuing her interest in empowering students, physicians, and public health professionals to use data effectively, Amy develops curriculum that supports active teaching and learning through interactive data analysis.

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