John S. McAlearney, PhD

Department:
Population and Public Health Sci
Title:
Assistant Professor and Health Economist; Population & Public Health
Address:
Res Park-Tech Center IV 200, 3123 Research Blvd, Kettering, OH 45420-4035

John McAlearney, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University. Dr. McAlearney serves as the Director for the Health Care Management Certificate and the Public Health Leadership Certificate programs.  He is also the Director of the Division of Health Systems & Policy and health economist in the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences.

He holds a Ph.D. in Health Policy with a Concentration in Health Economics from Harvard University. He has more than 25 years experience studying the health care and insurance sectors. Since coming to WSU, Dr McAlearney worked for the Ohio Department of Health, the RAND Corporation, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Travelers Managed Care (now UnitedHealthcare).

Dr. McAlearney’s professional background and formal training have emphasized a multi-disciplinary approach to health services research supplemented by a broad exposure to many areas of health care and policy research. 

Courses
Health Resource Management and Policy

Research Interests

  • Health Care Quality
  • Health Policy
  • Health Economics
  • Health Insurance & Reimbursement
Education History: 

Ph.D., Health Policy with Concentration in Health Economics, Harvard University, 2001

B.A., Economics and English, University of Notre Dame, 1990

Professional

Publications: 

Moffatt-Bruce, SD, Hefner, JL, Mekhjian, H, McAlearney, JS, Bournique, J, Latimer, T, Ellison, C, McAlearney, AS "What is the Return on Investment for a Crew Resource Management Program at an Academic Medical Center?" Am J Med Qual. September 29, 2015.

Cauley, KL, Clasen, C, Conner KR, Catrone F, and McAlearney JS. “A Snapshot of Ohio’s Health Safety Net,” HealthPath Foundation/Health Policy Institute of Ohio Publication. April 2010.

Tasosa J, McAlearney JS, Schuster RJ. A Comparative Evaluation of the Cost Effectiveness of Treating the Metabolic Syndrome in African Americans and the General Population. J Health Care Poor Underserved, 2010; 21(1).

McAlearney JS, McAlearney AS. Community Health Center Integration: Experiences in the State of Ohio. J Health Care Poor Underserved, 2006; 17(1).

McAlearney, JS. Opportunities for outreach: A study of Medicaid and CHIP participation among Ohio children. J Health Care Poor Underserved, 2004; 15(3).

McAlearney JS. Community Health Center Trends in Financial Performance 1996-1999. Health Affairs, 2002 (March/April); 21(2): 219-225.

Carter GM, Bell RM, Dubois RW, Goldberg GA, Keeler EB, McAlearney JS, Post EP, Rumpel JD. A Clinically Detailed Risk Information System for Cost. Health Care Financing Review, 2000 (Spring); 21 (3): 1-27.

 

Presentations:

“Health Economics and the Future with Big Data” Dayton Children’s Hospital Internal Quality Improvement Course. Dayton Children’s Hospital. February 2019.

“An Overview of the Economics of Health and Health Policy” BSOM Faculty Leadership Academy. Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University. November 2011.

“The Current Economics of Cardiovascular Care” The Heart Institute of Dayton. Dayton, OH. October 2011.
“Preliminary Findings from the Safety Net Snapshot Project” Health Policy Institute of Ohio Annual Research Conference. The Ohio State University. December 2009.

“Constant Change: Recent Economic Influences Impacting Plans and Providers?” Ohio Association of Health Plans Annual Conference. Columbus, Ohio. May 2009.

“Accessing the impact of Statewide Coverage Initiative (Task Force) policy options on Ohio’s economy, businesses, labor, and uninsured” Health Policy Institute of Ohio Annual Research Conference. The Ohio State University. December 2008.

“Accessing the impact of Statewide Coverage Initiative (SCI) policy options on Ohio’s economy, businesses, labor, and uninsured” Governor’s SCI Task Force, Department of Insurance. June 2008.

“The Elephant in the room: Covering the nation’s uninsured” Covering the Uninsured Week Boonshoft School of Medicine Lecture Series, Wright State University, April 2008.

“The Rising Costs of Health Care: Will the debate have an impact on costs?” Ohio Association of Health Plans Annual Conference. Columbus, Ohio. May 2008

“Health Economics 101” Dayton Rotary, Dayton Ohio. May 2007.

“Health Economics 101” Department of Community Health Brown Bag Seminar, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, Kettering, Ohio. May 2007.

“What the US is not getting for its disproportionate expenditures on health care” Center for Global Health Management and Policy Research Symposium, Wright State University, Kettering, Ohio. January 2007.

“Keynote: Why Health Care Costs are Rising” Health Systems Management Conference, Dayton, Ohio. October 2005.

“Public Health and Current Health Policy,” PopMed Sponsored Seminar, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. October 2005.

“The Uninsured as a Public Health Issue,” PopMed Sponsored Seminar, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. May 2005.

“The Future of Consumer Driven Health Care” Health Systems Management Conference, Dayton, Ohio. October 2004.

“A single payor system in Dayton in 2010?” Health Systems Management Conference, Dayton, Ohio. October 2003.
“Cost-effectiveness: A tool for decision-making,” Grand Rounds, Department of Internal Medicine, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. December 2002.

“Community Health Center Integration: A Case Study.” Health Policy Research Seminar, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts. April 2001.

“Opportunities for Outreach: A Study of Medicaid and CHIP Non-participation in Ohio.” Health Services Research Seminar, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. November 2000.

“Opportunities for Outreach: A Study of Medicaid and CHIP Non-participation in Ohio.” Health Policy Research Seminar, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts. November 2000.

“Price and Employees’ Demand for Group Health Insurance.” Health Policy Research Seminar, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts. December 1997.

”The Effect of State Taxation and Benefit Regulation on Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses’ Decision to Self-Insure.” Health Policy Research Seminar, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts. May 1997.

“The Hidden Subsidy: Can we expand group health coverage by age-adjusting employee contributions?” Health Policy Research Seminar, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts. December 1996.

“Accessing the impact of Statewide Coverage Initiative (SCI) policy options on Ohio’s economy, businesses, labor, and uninsured” Governor’s SCI Task Force, Department of Insurance. June 2008.

“The Ohio Family Health Survey and Some Early Analyses.” Data Users Group, Ohio Department of Health, Columbus, Ohio. August 1999.

“Medicaid and CHIP Non-Participation Findings from the Ohio Family Health Survey.” Medicaid Outreach Group, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Columbus, Ohio. July 1999.

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