Population Health (BS)
Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 20 percent from 2016 to 2026
This new Bachelor of Science degree provides a value-based career pathway for those who want to improve health care quality, safety across all settings. Population Health graduates will demonstrate empathy and compassion toward vulnerable populations, consistent with the Madonna's values of respect for the dignity of each person, solidarity with the poor and social justice. Graduates will employ health promotion and advocacy theories as the field of health care transforms and new roles evolve.
This innovative, interdisciplinary major has two distinct tracks. The Population Health Care Management track prepares graduates for careers in care management, care transitions coordination, health promotion, and patient education. Graduates of the Health Care Informatics and Quality Systems Management track will be able to recognize issues that exist across the health care continuum related to transparency in reporting errors and positively impact a culture of safety and quality in our current health care delivery system.
Population Health Care Management
|Wellness coaches and consultants|
|Community Health Program Managers|
|Population Health Program Managers|
|Health Promotion Specialist|
|Care Coordination Specialist|
Health Care Informatics and Quality Systems Management
|Health Resource Specialist|
|Clinical Transformation Specialist|
|Health Informatics Technologist|
As a result of meeting the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) rigorous standards for quality health information technology (IT) and healthcare education, Madonna University has been named as a HIMSS Approved Education Partner (AEP).
Madonna University joins an exclusive group of organizations authorized to offer HIMSS-approved healthcare and health information technology education and training programs that prepare candidates for advanced knowledge in health IT or healthcare.
Associate Professor, Chair, Population Health and Aging
Graduate Program Director, MPH and MSSLA
Ph.D. Miami University
M.S. Miami University
734-432-5531, DiPonio #111
Dr. Denise Brothers has been a faculty member of the Aging Studies Department since 2013. She holds a M.S. in Exercise and Health Studies and a Ph.D. in Social Gerontology, both from Miami University of Ohio. She also earned a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Michigan, School of Business Administration.
She teaches the introductory course in aging studies, psychology and aging, global aging, educational program planning, and programs and services for older adults. Her professional interests include understanding how race, class, and gender impact later-life outcomes, such as health, wealth, and social networks. Her research has included exploring how changing demographics and marital patterns are altering the ways in which older men and women are forming and maintaining new relationships in later life.
Earlier in her career, she assisted with a number of research projects on long-term care services and support in the state of Ohio. This research included a qualitative study on the experiences of consumers and caregivers receiving home-and-community based services as well as identifying current and future capacity needs for long-term care. She also engages in public scholarship through her participation on advisory groups within Michigan’s aging network.
A.S., North Iowa Area Comm Coll
A.S., Macomb Community College
B.S.N., University of Iowa
M.S.N, University of Colorado
D.N.P., Waynesburg University
Linda Nikpour is an Assistant Professor in the Health Sciences Program and she has joined the faculty of Madonna University in 2016. She is the course facilitator for Professional Role Development, Internship in Health Sciences 1, Quality and Clinical Transformation, and Safety across Healthcare Settings. Her research interests are healthcare data analytics working with Big Data for Population Health. She is board-certified in Nursing Informatics and certified as an Associate within The Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS).