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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 directs the Center for Public Health Systems and Services Research based at the University of Kentucky, and is associate director of the university's Center for Health Services Research. 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. He is also the founding director of the Public Health Practice-Based Research Networks Program, which brings together more than 1000 public health agencies and researchers from around the nation to study innovations in public health delivery. 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. 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 F. Douglas Scutchfield Professor of Health Services and Systems Research, University of Kentucky College of Public Health

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University of Kentucky
College of Public Health
111 Washington Avenue, #201
Lexington, KY 40536


Presentations and Lectures (192)