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William Aaronson

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Associate Professor
Department Chair 
 

Contact

215-204-8128
 

Education

  • PhD, Business Administration, Concentration: Health Administration; Research Cognate: Economics / Organizational Theory; Minor in Accounting, Temple University
  • MEd, Rehabilitation/Community Counseling, Temple University
  •  BS, General Science, Villanova University 

Biography

William Aaronson is associate professor and founding chair of the Department of Health Services Administration and Policy in the College of Public Health at Temple University. Previously he served as Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Assistant Dean for Research and Doctoral Programs at the Fox School of Business. Dr. Aaronson successfully led the restructuring of doctoral and masters programs in business during his tenure and is known for his strategic outlook, innovative approaches to curriculum management and his collaborative leadership style.
 
 Dr. Aaronson has considerable international experience including delivery of executive training programs for health system leaders and collaborative research with local faculty in numerous countries. He has particular expertise in the health systems, history, culture, languages and educational systems of the former Soviet Union and Central Europe.  He has been the recipient of a J. William Fulbright Senior Teaching Scholarship at the University of Matej Bel, Slovakia. 
 
 Dr. Aaronson is a recognized leader in healthcare management education having served as program director and department chair for CAHME accredited programs. He has worked in long-term care management, been a consultant to hospitals and long-term care organizations, and served on boards of directors for long-term and primary care organizations. He has extensively researched the relationship between health policy and healthcare organizational efficiency, quality and strategy. Dr. Aaronson’s research has appeared in top-tier research journals such as Health Economics, Medical Care Research and Review, Medical Care, Health Services Research, The Gerontologist, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, and Journal of Healthcare Management. 
 
 Dr. Aaronson led a 5-year, $1.4 million USAID funded and AIHA managed partnership project between a coalition of Temple University, Philadelphia-based healthcare providers and the City Health Administration, Kyiv, Ukraine. The purpose of the Kyiv-Philadelphia Partnership was to develop a system of community-based primary healthcare clinics and the infrastructure to support it.
 
Dr. Aaronson is active in numerous professional and academic organizations and is currently the chair elect for the Global Healthcare Management Faculty Forum of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.
 

Research Interests

  • Behavioral Health Services
  • Chronic Disease
  • Chronic Disease Prevention
  • Community Based Program Evaluation
  • Community Based Treatment Intervention
  • Curriculum Development
  • Geriatrics
  • Global Public Health
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Services
  • Integrated Health Care Delivery
  • Mental Health
  • Mental Health Service Systems
  • Primary Care
  • Program Evaluation
  • Rehabilitation Sciences