Hengameh Hosseini, Ph.D.


Dr. Hengameh Hosseini, PhD has an interdisciplinary research agenda. She studies health administration and health systems from economic, operations, quality, and ethics perspectives, combining qualitative and quantitative approaches. Her recent work encompasses three main themes: the healthcare of older adults, including frailty and fall injuries; care, quality, and efficiency in long-term care and hospital settings; and the development and application of emerging health information technologies for public health issues including online misinformation. Her most recent research has appeared in major venues including HIMSS, APHA, AUPHA, and iHEA. Her research and teaching are heavily influenced by her previous work as a Chief Financial Officer in the home healthcare industry and other professional experience.

Dr. Hosseini’s honors and distinctions include national Wiley Education Services Enhancement Finalist, Fulbright Specialist Scholar Award, Scranton Times-Tribune Woman of the Year Award, and several competitive research grants awarded for her work in health information technology, artificial intelligence, and aging. Dr. Hosseini has a globally-oriented record of service to the profession that includes work advising an academic hospital system in Kazakhstan, research collaboration with and mentorship of young international scholars, and service on the editorial boards of several national and international journals. She also holds an Associate Professor courtesy appointment at Penn State Hershey College of Medicine’s Doctor of Public Health program.

Before joining the University of Scranton, she was graduate faculty in the MHA/PhD programs at Penn State University, where she also served as coordinator of the graduate Health Administration program, directed the Health Policy and Long-term Care certificate programs, and helped initiate the DrPh program.

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