Department: Health Management and Policy • Center for Public Health Systems and Services Research • Public Health Practice-Based Research Networks
Title: F. Douglas Scutchfield Endowed Professor in Health Services and Systems Research
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (859) 218-2029
Location: CPH 201
Glen P. Mays serves as the Scutchfield Endowed Professor of Health Services and Systems Research at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, in the Department of Health Management and Policy. Dr. Mays’ research centers on delivery and financing systems for health care and public health services, with a special focus on estimating the health and economic effects of these efforts. He directs the Systems for Action Research Program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), which test strategies for aligning delivery and financing systems for medical care, public health, and social services in ways that improve population health. He is also the founding director of the National Public Health Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRN) Program, which brings together more than 2000 state and local public health organizations from across the U.S. to conduct applied research on innovations in public health practice. As part of this work, he created and maintains the National Longitudinal Survey of Public Health Systems, which since 1998 has followed a nationally representative cohort of U.S. communities to examine inter-organizational and inter-governmental approaches to public health delivery and financing. He also directs the national program office for the National Health Security Preparedness Index, created by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and supported by RWJF.
At UK Mays directs the Center for Public Health Systems and Services Research in the College of Public Health, and also serves as associate director of the Center for Health Services Research based in the College of Medicine. He leads studies on topics that include prevention and public health delivery, health reform and insurance design, care coordination and management, and community-based health care systems. In 2015-16 Mays’ teaching has focused primarily on graduate research methods in health services research, health policy analysis, and public health financing, and he currently chairs two DrPH committees and one PhD committee while hosting a Fulbright research fellow from the University of Victoria, alongside service on additional masters and doctoral thesis committees inside and outside the college. Mays serves as a member of the College of Public Health appointment, promotions and tenure committee, and in 2015 co-chaired the search committee for dean of public health. He also serves as a member of the internal advisory board for the UK Center for Research on Violence Against Women. Outside UK, he serves on external advisory boards for the University of Pittsburgh, George Washington University, UNC-Chapel Hill and IUPUI. Mays serves on the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) standing study section on health care research and training, and is an ad-hoc member of NIH’s Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (DIRH) study section, and the Canadian Institute for Health Research’s Strategy for Patient Oriented Research study section. He has chaired and served on federal scientific advisory committees for CDC, the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and served on two National Academy of Medicine study committees.
Mays earned an undergraduate degree in political science from Brown University, earned M.P.H. and Ph.D. degrees in health policy and administration from UNC-Chapel Hill, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in health economics at Harvard Medical School. Prior to joining UK in 2011, he served as professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and was a senior health researcher at Mathematica Policy Research in Washington, D.C.