The Graduate Program in Health Care Management welcomes Dr. David Tataw as new program chair. Dr. Tataw brings twenty years of industry and academic leadership to the position, including hospital administration, program and manufacturing management, and medical school administration. His research spans health policy, management, and community promotion, with special attention to underserved populations. He is the founder and Board President of The Institute for Health Policy and Systems Effectiveness (IHPSE), a California based non-profit committed to optimum health and sustainable development for disadvantaged children and families.
Dr. Tataw comes to CSE from the Indiana University Kokomo Department of Public Administration and Health Management, and he is relishing the transition from public to private school. “The students have been very accepting of me. We are in early in the process, but I believe I am adjusting well” he comments.
Dr. Tataw received his PhD in Political Science with a concentration in Health Policy and Management from the University of Southern California in 2001. Academic affiliations include Jackson State University (MS), Western University of Health Sciences (CA), and Charles R. Drew University College of Medicine/UCLA School of Medicine. His work has included extramural funding, quality improvement and systems reengineering projects, innovating models, and networking between academic, community, foundation and government partners.
In his current role as program chair, Dr. Tataw is responsible for providing structural direction as well as overseeing the operations of the program in collaboration with the faculty. He is currently instructing the graduate course Healthcare Systems and Environment. His office is located on the second floor of Henderson Hall, Room 217.