Faculty Profile

Dean Smith

Dean G. Smith, PhD

  • Professor Emeritus, Health Management and Policy
  • Dean and Richard A. Culbertson Professor of Health Policy and Systems Management at the LSU Health Sciences Center School of Public Health

Dean Smith is committed to a line of teaching and research that helps to provide a better understanding of the financial aspects of working with and working in health care delivery and financing organizations. He was a professor at Michigan from 1985-2015 and retired to become the dean and professor at LSU's School of Public Health in New Orleans.

  • PhD, Texas A&M University, College Station, 1985
  • BA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1981

Financial management practices and techniques, costs of health services in trials of interventions.

Research Projects:
Smith conducts research to provide a better understanding of the financial aspects of working with and working in health care delivery and financing organizations.

SJ Pressler, M Jung, I Gradus-Pizlo, MG Titler, DG Smith, S Gao, KR Lake,. (2022). Randomized controlled trial of a cognitive intervention to improve memory in heart failure. Journal of Cardiac Failure 28 (4), 519-530.

M Slyter, SR Hernandez, L Hearld, DG Smith, N Borkowski. (2021). Assessing how well hospitals budget operating results by examining the relationship between budget variances and operating margin. Journal of Health Care Finance 48(2), 1-21.

KF Brisolara, DG Smith. (2021). Preparing for a More Public Health-Aware Practice of Medicine in Response to COVID-19. Journal of Clinical Cardiology 2 (3), 43-45.

S Upadhyay, R Weech-Maldonado, CH Lemak, AL Stephenson, DG Smith. (2021). Hospital staffing patterns and safety culture perceptions: The mediating role of perceived teamwork and perceived handoffs. Health Care Management Review 46 (3), 227-236

YW Chiu, YH Kao, MJ Simoff, DE Ost, O Wagner, J Lavin, RA Culbertson, DG Smith. (2021). Costs of biopsy and complications in patients with lung cancer. ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research 13, 191.

N Puro, N Borkowski, S Feyereisen, L Hearld, N Carroll, J Byrd, DG Smith (2021). The role of organizational slack in buffering financially distressed hospitals from market exits. Journal of Healthcare Management 66 (1), 48-61.

View full list of publications at: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=3e1PwYQAAAAJandhl=enandoi=ao

Email: deans@umich.edu
Phone: 504-220-5338

Areas of Expertise: Health Care,  Public Health Practice