Christopher R. Cochran
Christopher R. Cochran, Ph.D. is an associate professor and chair of the department of health care administration and policy, in the College of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
He has authored and co-authored numerous articles on access to care for underserved populations and safety net resources including management issues and quality improvement public and private health care organizations. His latest examines improving bio-surveillance through electronic data collection and reporting to improve tracking of contagious diseases such as influenza through early identification of influenza like illness among locals and visitors seeking care in hospital emergency rooms.
Dr. Cochran has conducted research on economic effects of smoking legislation, and has researched access to treatment for the severely mentally ill. He has worked on evaluating the cost efficiency in providing services to low income populations with emphasis on primary care providers and public hospitals.
Dr. Cochran teaches in the areas of the U.S. health care systems, health care policy, epidemiology, and strategic management. He is a current member of the Public Employees Benefits Program Board, and a current member of the Nevada HIMMS and American College of Healthcare Executives.
- Ph.D., Health Administration, University of South Carolina
- M.P.A., University of South Carolina
- B.A., Political Science, University of Texas at El Paso