About Glen Mays
Glen Mays studies delivery and financing systems for population health improvement, with a focus on estimating the health and economic effects of these systems. He serves as professor and chair of the Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy at the Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado. As part of this work, he directs the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Systems for Action National Program Office, which studies ways of aligning medical care, public health, and social service systems in ways that improve health and wellbeing. Mays established the National Longitudinal Survey of Public Health Systems, which since 1998 has followed a nationally representative cohort of U.S. communities to examine the implementation and impact of multi-organizational public health and prevention strategies. Mays also directs the National Health Security Preparedness Index program for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which studies health system readiness for disasters, outbreaks and other large-scale health hazards. He earned a A.B. degree in political science from Brown University, M.P.H. and Ph.D. degrees in health services research from UNC-Chapel Hill, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in health economics at Harvard Medical School.
|Present||Professor and Chair, Department of Health Systems, Management & Policy, University of Colorado ‐ Colorado School of Public Health|
Public health economics, Health services research, and Practice-based research networks
Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy
Colorado School of Public Health
University of Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus
13001 17th Place, Mail Stop B119
Aurora, CO 80045
Presentations and Lectures (221)
Harmonizing Systems to Achieve Health Equity: Novel Strategies to Align Medical, Social & Public Health Sectors American Public Health Association Annual Meeting (2020)
This session examines research on the role of multi-sector community networks in improving health and health equity, using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Public Health Systems. We use up to 20 years of ...
Election 2020: The Future of Healthcare Policy Case Western University Weatherhead School of Management (2020)
This session discusses health policy proposals articulated by the major presidential campaigns and the possible directions for healthcare and public health policies after the 2020 election. Panelists include Harvard's David Cuttler, American Enterprise Institute's Joe ...
Aligning Delivery and Financing Systems Across Sectors To Improve Hypertension Control and other Public Health Priorities National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2020)
This presentation is given as part of the special federal workshop convened by NIH on "Why Has Hypertension Control Declined Nationally in the U.S. and What Solutions will Improve Blood Pressure Control?" Using data form ...
Aligning Health & Social Systems to Improve Population Health: Networks, Governance, Information & Incentives Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Sharing Knowledge Meeting (2020)
This session provides an overview of recent progress in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Systems for Action Research Program, prepared for the 2020 S4A Grantee Meeting.
Crowding in or Crowding out? Uncompensated Care and Hospital Participation in Community Health Networks Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Systems for Action Research-in-Progress Webinar Series (2020)
This study uses data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Public Health Systems to examine how hospital engagement in local community health networks has changed over time. Specifically, we estimate the effects of recent gains ...
The Economics of Multi-Sector Community Health Networks: Selection, Substitution & Spill-overs Johns Hopkins University Health Economics Seminar Series (2019)
We use 20 years of data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Public Health Systems to examine the dynamics of multi-sector community health networks and their influence on health and economic outcomes.
Using State and Local Metrics to Enhance Multi-Sector Contributions to Healthcare Preparedness National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference (2019)
This session uses data from the National Health Security Preparedness Index to examine how multi-sector networks and coalitions contribute to geographic and longitudinal variation in preparedness for large-scale hazardous events.
Health & Social Service Networks and the Rural-Urban Health Gap American Public Health Association Annual Meeting (2019)
We use 20 years of data on local multi-sector health networks to explore the dynamics of network strength and their influence on rural-urban inequities in health. This research is conducted as part of the Robert ...
The Implementation Science of Aligning Medical, Social & Public Health Delivery Systems to Improve Population Health Implementation Science Works in Progress, Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science, University of Colorado School of Medicine (2019)
This session examines research on strategies for aligning medical, social, and public health systems through the lens of implementation science, using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Public Health Systems.
Using Information, Economics & Networks to Align Health and Social Systems Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science Annual Meeting (2019)
We use 20 years of data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Public Health Systems to study changes in the composition and function of multi-sector community networks and estimate their health and economic effects on ...
Changes in Hospital Contributions to Multi-Sector Public Health Networks University of Minnesota Sypposium Honoring Professor Douglas Wholey (2019)
This research was inspired by the work of Professor Douglas Wholey at University of Minnesota, and presented at a symposium honoring his career. We use data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Public Health Systems ...
Sustaining Successful Multi-Sector Alliances: 20 Years of Data in Colorado and the U.S. Public Health in the Rockies Annual Meeting, Colorado Public Health Association (2019)
Objectives: The National Longitudinal Survey of Public Health Systems has followed a nationally representative cohort of U.S. communities since 1998 to examine the evolution of multi-organizational alliances supporting core public health functions and population health ...
The Political Economy of Health Security: Geographic Variation in Financing, Capabilities & Networks Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop, University of Colorado (2019)
We use six years of data from the National Health Security Preparedness Index to examine geographic and inter-temporal variation in the strength of health protections for large-scale hazardous events. We focus specifically on the contributions ...
Using Economic Analysis to Understand the Value of Public Health Services & Systems Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (2019)
This training session for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Annual Meeting of State Legislative and Policy Liaisons, examines how economic analysis tools and approaches can be used to help policy officials and ...
Long-term Causes & Consequences of Public Health System Change: A National Cohort at 20 Years AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (2019)
We use 20 years of data from a national cohort of U.S. communities to examine how public health delivery systems have changed over time in terms of the contributions made by medical, social and community ...
Multi-Sector Networks and their Contributions to Disaster & Emergency Preparedness AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (2019)
We use 6 years of data from the National Health Security Preparedness Index, linked with data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Public Health Systems, to analyze how the composition of multi-sector community networks influences ...