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John F. Newman

Dr. Newman teaches a sequences in statistics and research methods leading to the students' completion of their Master's paper in the School of Public Services at DePaul University.  In the 2010-2011 academic year Dr. Newman was the Internship Coordinator for the School of Public Services.

Previously Dr. Newman was Manager, Health Services Research for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association in Chicago from 2004 - 2010.  In that capacity he had responsibility for the conduct and analysis of healthcare cost and utilization data, usually involving Blue Cross Blue Shield claims data in cooperation with university researchers and other academic research organizations.  He actively managed, via contract with external organizations, quality assessment claims' research in bariatric surgery, transplants, and complex and rare cancers. He was also a member of an internal research team whose focus is analysis of internal Blue Cross Blue Shield Association care coordination and disease management data and member of an internal/external team examining avoidable hospitalizations for adult diabetics.

​Before joining the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association in 2004, he was Associate Director, Academic Programs and Associate Professor, Institute of Health Administration, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University. He taught courses in health policy, managed care, human resources management, medical ethics, and healthcare management.

His research expertise is in the general areas of health insurance, cost and utilization of health services, public policy in health care, and the design and data collection associated with surveys. He has published over 30 articles in leading academic journals, including Health Services Research, Milbank Memorial Fund Quarterly, Medical Care, Social Sciences & Medicine, Inquiry, the Journal of Healthcare Management, and Managed Care Quarterly.  He is co-author with Ronald Andersen of the most widely cited health services utilization research model, the behavioral model.

He was Director, Research & Development for the Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association immediately prior to joining the faculty at Georgia State University.  Previous faculty appointments include the College of Commerce and the College of Arts and Sciences, DePaul University, the School of Nursing & Allied Health and the School of Medicine at Rush University, and the Graduate School of Business, the University of Chicago.

Professionally, he was active in the Medical Care Section of the American Public Health Association and a member of the Editorial (Governing) Board of Medical Care.  He currently reviews articles for Sustainability, Healthcare and the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

He was Co-founder and Co-Chair of the Human Resource Management Faculty Forum of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.

The Milbank Memorial Fund Quarterly article he co-authored with Ronald Andersen, “Societal and Individual Determinants of Medical Care Utilization," was named as one of the twenty-five most significant articles that the journal published.