Sandra Tanenbaum, PhD

Nisonger Center - UCEDD
200B Cunz Hall
1841 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
 
Phone: 614-292-6813
Email: tanenbaum.1@osu.edu
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Last Updated: September 18, 2017

Sandra Tanenbaum
 

Discipline Coordinators: Public Health
 
Discipline(s): Public Health
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
 
Research: Areas of Professional Interest/Expertise:

--Policy and politics in the U.S. health care system, especially relating to health care for underserved populations. Expertise in Medicare, Medicaid, disability policy, mental health policy, and long-term care policy.


-The role of ideas in health policy-making, including the emancipatory potential of policy ideas about individual patients and chronic illness patient groups, including elderly, disabled and mentally ill people. Expertise in health care consumerism, the disability rights movement and person-centered medicine.


- The ramifications of policy ideas about the relationship between knowledge and practice in medicine and health care. Expertise in history and philosophy of evidence-based medicine and related policies, including practice guidelines, pay-for-performance, and value-based purchasing.


-Policy scholarship as the assessment of claims made for prevailing health care ideas and practices. Expertise in the history of U.S. health policy and the rhetorical nature of policy problems and solutions.
Education: Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984
Department of Political Science
Harvey Sapolsky, Dissertation Director

M.S.S.
Bryn Mawr College of Social Work and Social Research, 1977
Martin Rein, Thesis Director

A.B.
Bryn Mawr College, 1974
Magna cum laude
Honors in Political Science
Service: Sandra is a Professor in the College of Public Health and is the College of Public Health Senator to the University Senate. She is also a member of the Faculty Compensation and Benefits Committee.

Member, Master of Public Health Admissions Committee, School of Public Health
Member, Master of Health Administration Admissions Committee, School of Public Health
Advisor, Long Term Care Management Pathway
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice (UK).

Vita/Bio

Sandra J. Tanenbaum, Ph.D., M.S.S.

 

 

Cunz Hall 200B

1841 Neil Avenue

Columbus, Ohio  43210

(614) 292 6813

(614) 292 3572 (fax)

 

1333 Neil Avenue

Columbus, Ohio 43201

(614) 291 7275

 

 

 

Areas of Professional Interest/Expertise

 

--Policy and politics in the U.S. health care system, especially relating to health care for underserved populations.  Expertise in Medicare, Medicaid, disability policy, mental health policy, and long-term care policy.

 

 

--The role of ideas in health policy-making, including the emancipatory potential of policy ideas about individual patients and chronic illness patient groups, including elderly, disabled and mentally ill people.  Expertise in health care consumerism, the disability rights movement and person-centered medicine.

 

 

-- The ramifications of policy ideas about the relationship between knowledge and practice in medicine and health care.  Expertise in history and philosophy of evidence-based medicine and related policies, including practice guidelines, pay-for-performance, and value-based purchasing.

 

 

--Policy scholarship as the assessment of claims made for prevailing health care ideas and practices.  Expertise in the history of U.S. health policy and the rhetorical nature of policy problems and solutions.   

 

 

 

Education

 

Ph.D.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984

Department of Political Science

Harvey Sapolsky, Dissertation Director

 

 

M.S.S.

Bryn Mawr College of Social Work and Social Research, 1977

Martin Rein, Thesis Director

 

 

 

A.B.

Bryn Mawr College, 1974

Magna cum laude

Honors in Political Science

 

 

 

Professional Experience

 

Professor

The Ohio State University

College of Public Health

Division of Health Services Management and Policy

2014-present

 

 

Associate Professor with Tenure

The Ohio State University

College of Public Health

Division of Health Services Management and Policy

1996-2014

 

 

Joint Appointment (Courtesy)

John Glenn School of Public Affairs

2005-present

 

 

Core Faculty

Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program

1999-present

 

 

Assistant Professor

The Ohio State University

College of Medicine

Division of Health Services Management and Policy

1990-1996

 

 

Project Director

The Ohio Health Care Cost Study

The Ohio State University

College of Medicine

1990-1992

 

 

 

 

Research Analyst

Office of the Director

Ohio Department of Human Services

1988-1990

Patricia Barry, Director

 

 

Senior Policy Analyst

Ohio Medicaid Program

1985-1988

Paul Offner, Medicaid Director

 

 

Research Associate

Health Policy Center

Brandeis University

1984-1985

Stuart Altman, Center Director

 

 

Research Assistant

Center for Policy Alternatives

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1980-1981

 

 

Research Project Manager

Philadelphia Geriatric Center

1977-1979

Elaine Brody, Principal Investigator

 

 

Program Review Specialist

Division of Aging

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare

1977

 

 

Intern

Policy Bureau

Pennsylvania State Office for the Aging

1976-1977

Robert Benedict, Director

 

 

Research Assistant

Philadelphia Geriatric Center

1976

M. Powell Lawton, Research Director

 

 

 

Teaching and Advising

 

Excellence in Teaching Award

College of Public Health

The Ohio State University

2006

 

 

Teaching Commendation

Division of Health Services Management and Policy

The Ohio State University

1994

 

 

Teaching Commendation

Division of Health Services Management and Policy

The Ohio State University

1992

 

 

Graduate Level Courses Taught

 

Advanced Studies in Health Policy:  2015-

Health Care Organization:  2001-present

Introduction to Health Policy: 1992-present

Mental Health and Disability Policy:  2013-present

Disability Policy and Politics:  1996-1997      

Long Term Care Policy and Management:  1992-1995

Capstone Seminars in Health Policy, including Managed Care, Medicare,

  Medicaid and Health Politics:  1994-2000

Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disability (LEND) Seminar:  Policy

  Module:  2000-present 

 

Ph.D. Curriculum Committee Chair:

Taleed el-Sabawi, 2014-

Wesley Prater, 2014-

 

Ph.D. Dissertation Committee Member:

Tiasha Letostak, Division of Health Services Management and Policy, 2012-2015

Samantha Howe, Glenn School of Public Affairs, 2010-2013

Mathew Mercuri, McMaster University, Department of Health Research Methodology, 2013 (outside reader)

Viba Bhargava, College of Education and Human Ecology, 2005-2006

 

Academic Advisor (Non-Thesis Option):

MHA:  Approximately 200 students since 1991

MPH:  Approximately 25 students since 2001, including:

   Naila Aliyeva, USAID Fellow (Azerbaijan), 2003-07

   Thu Vuong, Fulbright Fellow (Vietnam), 2006-2008  

M.A. Thesis Committee Member:

Lindsey Boyer, Department of Audiology, 2005

 

 

MPH Culminating Project Committee Chair:

Lucy Ramos, 2016

Jacqueline Dim, 2015

Leah Moody, 2015

Keelie Thomas, 2013

Misti Parsley, 2011

Tracy Bethel, 2011

Amanda Bain, 2011

Laura Joseph, 2010

Alison Neal, 2009

Michael Yao, 2008

Laura Hoye, 2008

Thu Vuong, 2008

Naila Aliyeva, 2007

Mark Wasserman, 2005

Malcolm Johnson, 2006

 

 

MPH Culminating Project Committee Member:

Alexander Mainor, 2014

Pumla Pamla-Gutter, 2011

Kedar Hiremath, 2010

Danielle Gray, 2009

Jennifer Killius, 2009

Amira Elhagmusa, 2009

Maria Nguyen, 2007

Lina Yacoub, Division of Health Behavior/Health Promotion, 2007

Elizabeth Collins, Division of Health Behavior/Health Promotion, 2007

Zachary Zumbar, 2006

Kevin Stanford, 2005

Jeanietta Terry, 2005

David Inoue, 2000

 

 

MD/MHA Integrative Writing Project Chair

Neel Vaidya, 2016

Lindsay Jones Knapke, 2016

Kevin Weber, 2011

Adam Rush, 2007

Mark Unroe, 2005

Kathleen Unroe, 2005

 

 

Ph.D. Candidacy Exam Committee Chair

William Mase, 2004

 

 

 

 

Ph.D. Candidacy Exam Committee Member: