Julie A Sakowski, Ph.D.
Department of Interprofessional Health Sciences and Health Administration
I am an economist who focuses on understanding the value of health technologies, treatment options and healthcare delivery practices in real-world settings. My current research explores the impact of organizational structure on physician practices and variation in care.
I have been with the Department of Interprofessional Health Sciences and Health Administration since 2016, where I teach Health Economics, Financial Accounting and Management, and Research Methods courses for the MHA program.
- PhD (Economics), University of Houston
- MA (Economics), University of Houston
- BS (Management/Finance), Case Western Reserve University
- "The Cost of Using a Bar Code Medication Administration Solution to Prevent Medication Errors in the Community Hospital Setting." The American Journal of Managed Care 2013, 19(2): e38-45, Feb. 2013
- "The Economic Value of Personalized Medicine Tests: What We Know and What We Need to Know." Genetics in Medicine 2013, 16(3): 251-7, Nov. 2013
- "Improving Adherence to Best-Practice Guidelines for Venous Thromboembolism Risk Assessment." American Journal of Health-Systems Pharmacy 2011, 68: 2184-89, November 15, 2011
- "Peering in to the Black Box: Billing and Insurance Activities in a Medical Group." Health Affairs 2009, 28(4): w544-54, July/August, 2009
- "Using a Bar-Code Medication Administration System to Prevent Medication Errors in a Community Hospital Network." American Journal of Health-Systems Pharmacy 2005, 62: 2619-25, December 15, 2005
Honors and Awards
- Association of Health System Pharmacists Foundation Literature Award: Outstanding contribution to the biomedical literature on innovations in pharmacy practice (2006)
- Texas Woman's University - Houston Center Leader's Forum Outstanding Healthcare Administration Faculty Award (2001)
- March of Dimes Award of Excellence (2000)
Grants and Fellowships
- National Science Foundation Evaluators Institute Scholarship (2002, 2003)
- National Institute for Mental Health Post-doctoral Research Fellowship (2001-2003