Steven G. Ullmann

Professor

Phone:
(305) 284-9920
Locator Code:
6532

 
About

Dr. Steven G. Ullmann holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics with Distinction from the University of California, Berkeley, and his Master’s and a PhD degree in Economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has received training and certification in Bioethics and Advanced Bioethics from the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University. Dr. Ullmann is the author of over 40 monographs, books, book chapters, refereed journal articles, commentaries and invited articles and abstracts.  With recent issues in healthcare, his expertise has been sought after for interviews, commentaries and panel discussions by local, national and global news outlets and conferences. News outlets include CBS, Fox Business News, CNN and PBS Nightly Business Reports.

Dr. Ullmann is the Chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy, as well as the Director of the Center for Health Management and Policy at the University of Miami. He is a Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy, and holds secondary appointments in the Department of Economics in the Miami Hebert Business School, and in the Departments of Public Health Sciences and Family Medicine & Community Health in the Miller School of Medicine, specializing in the areas of health care management, health care economics, health care policy and ethics. Dr. Ullmann has served as Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and University Administration and held the position of Dean of the Graduate School.

Dr. Ullmann has been the recipient of over twenty-five awards for excellence in teaching since coming to the University of Miami. In 2011, Dr. Ullmann was honored for his outstanding educational achievements, receiving the 2011 University of Miami Faculty Senate Outstanding Teaching Award. Most recently, Dr. Ullmann received the James W. McLamore Outstanding Service Award for his deep commitment to serving the broader community and promoting a culture of excellence, collaboration and respect. Dr. Ullmann has worked globally in the areas of privatization and implementation of health care management structures in Asia, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America.

Career

Education

1980Ph.D. Economics, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
1976M.A. Economics, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
1974B.A. Economics, University of California – Berkeley

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Health care management | Health care economics | Health care policy | Medical ethics | Managerial economics

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Health care management | Health care economics | Health care policy | Medical ethics | Managerial economics

Professional Experience

2007 - Authority Board Member, Miami-Dade Health Facilities
1992 - Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy, Department of Management and Department of Economics, Miami Herbert Business School and Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, and Department of Epidemiology School of Medicine
1991 - Senior Fellow, Center for Adult Development and Aging, University of Miami
1986 - Member, Health Administration Program Faculty, University of Miami
2018 - 2021Board of Directors Member, South Florida VA Foundation for Research and Education
2007 - 2020Director, Director, Programs in Health Sector Management and Policy
2018 - 2019Chair, Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
1999 - 2007Dean, The Graduate School
1992 - 2007Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and University Administration, University of Miami
2005 - 2006Director, University of Miami-Humana Health Services Research Center
2001 - 2005Institutional Officer, Human Subjects Research Office
2003 - 2003Interim Director, University Libraries, University of Miami
1986 - 1995Director of Academic Programs in Health Administration , School of Business Administration, University of Miami
1991 - 1993Associate Director, Center for Adult Development and Aging, University of Miami
1988 - 1993Head Master, Mahoney Residential College, University of Miami
1986 - 1991Associate Professor, Department of Management and Department of Economics, School of Business Administration and Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, School of Medicine
1985 - 1988Associate Master of The Residential College System, University of Miami
1985 - 1986Associate Director of the Institute for and Programs in Health Administration and Research, School of Business Administration, University of Miami
1985 - 1986Assistant Professor, Department of Management and Department of Economics, School of Business Administration and Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, School of Medicine, University of Miami
1980 - 1985Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, School of Business Administration
1979 - 1980Instructor, Department of Economics, School of Business Administration
1978 - 1979Research Associate, Health Manpower Policy Studies Group, Department of Hospital Administration, School of Public Health, The University of Michigan
1978 - 1979Instructor, Ferris State College
1978 - 1978Research Associate, Policy Analysis, Inc., Branch Office, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Worked on HEW Contract No. 231-77-0092 "A State Level Model of Dental Manpower Requirements: Final Report and User's Guide," (co-authorship) completed November 30, 1978
1975 - 1978Teaching Fellow and Instructor, University of Michigan
1977 - 1978Research Assistant, Health Manpower Policy Studies Group, Department of Hospital Administration, School of Public Health, The University of Michigan
1975 - 1976Research Assistant, Health Manpower Policy Studies Group, Department of Hospital Administration, School of Public Health, The University of Michigan

Honors & Acknowledgements

President’s Medal, University of Miami, 2007
University of Miami Faculty Senate Outstanding Service Award, 2012
Patrick Masala Award, Multicultural Student Affairs, 2006
Research

Publications

Efraín Díaz, Roberto & Kirkpatrick, Barbara & Kirkpatrick, Gary & Lovko, Vince & E. Fleming, Lora & & Jin, Di & Beet, Andy & Hitchcock, Gary L. & Kohler, Kate & Garrison, Martin Bruce & Hoagland, Porter & Zong, Chao. "Lessening the Hazards of Florida Red Tides: A Common Sense Approach." Frontiers in Marine Science, section Marine Affairs and Policy. (2020).


Efrain Diaz, Roberto & A. Friedman, Melissa & Jin, Di & Beet, Andrew & Kirkpatrick, Barbara & Reich, Andrew & Kirkpatrick, Gary & G. Ullmann, Steven & E. Fleming, Lora & Hoagland, Porter. "Neurological illnesses associated with Florida red tide (Karenia brevis) blooms." Harmful Algae. 82. 73-81. 10.1016/j.hal.2018.07.002. (2019).


Lubarsky D, French MT, Gitlow H, Rosen L, Ullmann S. "Why Money Alone Can’t (Always) 'Nudge' Physicians: The Role of Behavioral Economics in the Design of Physician Incentives." Anesthesiology. 2019;130(1):154-170. (2019).


Steven G. Ullmann, Richard Westlund. "The Business of Health Care: Common Thoughts by Leaders of Disparate Health Care Organizations." Journal of Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 1. (2019).


Steven G. Ullmann, Richard Westlund. "Reflections by Health Care Leaders on the Business of Health Care." Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 3, Issue 2. (2018).


Lubarsky, D., Ullmann, S., Tawwater, J., Whitman, M., Black, M., Lo, K., Cayetano, S., Rosen, L., & Birnbach, D. "The impact on the rate of adverse events after granting private physicians sovereign immunity at a public hospital." Health Management Policy and Innovation, 3(1). (2017).


Steven Ullmann. "Education, Prevention, Access, and Efficiency: Notes and Insights from a Conference of Health Care System Leaders from the Americas." Health Management Policy and Innovation (HMPI). 2(2) (Invited article). (2017).


Steven Ullman. "Two secretaries: Lessons and insights for U.S. health care." Health Management Policy and Innovation (HMPI), Volume 2, Issue 1. (Invited article) (2017).


Mortensen, Karoline, PhD, Ullmann, Steven, PhD, Tianyan Hu, PhD, and Michael T. French, PhD. "Does Media Attention Highlighting Hospitals with High Charges Lead to Charge Reductions?" Journal of Health Care Finance Summer. ( in Non Profit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 1. 2016).


Li, Zongchao; Garrison, Bruce; Ullmann, Steven; Kirkpatrick, Barbara; Fleming, Lora E.; Hoagland, Porter. “Risk in Daily Newspaper Coverage of Red Tide Blooms in Southwest Florida,” Applied Environmental Education & Communication,14:3, 167-177. (2015).


Ullman, Steven. “Access to Rehabilitative Care in the Affordable Care Act Era,” American Medical Association Journal of Ethics, 17: 553-557. (2015).


Myerberg, Robert; Ullmann, Steven. “Alternative Research Funding to Improve Clinical Outcomes: The Model of Prediction and Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death,” Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, 8:492-498. (2015).


Reich, A, Lazensky, R, Faris, J, Fleming, L, Kirkpatrick, B, Ullmann, S, Kohler, K, Hoagland, P. Assessing the impact of shellfish harvesting area closures on neurotoxic shellfish poisoning (NSP) incidence during Florida red tide (Karenia brevis) blooms," Harmful Algae, v.43, 2015, p. 13. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hal.2014.12.003 (2015). [Link]


Kirkpatrick, Barbara, Kohler, Kate, Byrne, Margaret, Fleming, Lora E., Scheller, Karen, Reich, Andrew, . . . Ullmann, Steven, & Hoagland, Porter. "Human responses to Florida red tides: Policy awareness and adherence to local fertilizer ordinances." Science of the Total Environment, 493(C), 898-909. (2014).


Hoagland, Porter; Jin di; Beet, Andrew; Kirkpatrick, Barbara; Reich, Andrew; Ullmann, Steven; Fleming, Lora E; Kirkpatrick, Gary. "The human health effects of Florida Red Tide (FRT) blooms: An expanded analysis,” Environmental International, Vol. 68. (2014).


Gitlow, Howard, Ullmann, Steven, Zuo “Amy” Qun, Zambrana, David, Campo, Rafael E., Lubarsky, David and Birnbach, David J. “The Causes of Never Events in Hospitals” International Journal of Lean Six Sigma. Volume 4, Issue 3, pages 338-344, (2013).


French, Michael T.; Homer, Jenny’ Klevay, Shay; Goldman, Edward E.; Ullmann, Steven.; Kahn, Barbara E. “Is the United States Ready to Embrace Concierge Medicine?” Population Health Management, Volume 13, Number 4. (2010).


Ullmann, Steven, Martin, Pamela, Kelly, Catherine, and Homer, Jenny. “Strategic Giving and the Nursing Shortage,” International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing., Volume 11, pages 3-11. (2006).


Ullmann, Steven. “Out of Our Crisis: The Lack of Long-Term Relationships in the Provision of Managed Care,” Hospital Topics, Volume 81, Issue 2,4, (2003).


Brown, David W., French, Michael T., Schweitzer, Maurice E., McGeary, Kerry Anne, McCoy, Clyde B., and Ullmann, Steven. "Economic Evaluation of Breast Cancer Screening," Cancer Practice. Vol. 7, No. 1, (1999).


Schweitzer, Maurice, French, Michael and Ullmann, Steven. "Cost-Effectiveness of Detecting Breast Cancer in Lower Socio-Economic Status African-American and Hispanic Women through Mobile Mammography Services." Medical Care Research and Review. Volume 55. Number 1. (1998).


Holtmann, Alphonse G., Ullmann, Steven. Fronstin, Paul, and Longino, Jr., Charles F. "The early retirement plans of women and men: an empirical application," Applied Economics, 26, 591-601. (1994).


Holtmann, A.G., and Ullmann, Steven. "Transaction Costs, Production Through Consumption and Non-Profit Organizations: The Case of Nursing Homes." The Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 1991. Reprinted in The Nonprofit Sector in a Mixed Economy, Avner Ben-Ner and B. Gui, Editors. (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press,. 1993).


Idson, Todd, and Ullmann, Steven. "Participation in Policy Determination by Registered Nurses in Not-for-profit and Proprietary Facilities," Non Profit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 1, (1991).


Ullmann, Steven. "An Examination of Total Charges in the Long-Term Health Care Industry," The Journal of Applied Gerontology. Vol. 9, No. 2, (1991).


Kart, C.J., Longino, Charles F., and Ullmann, Steven. "Comparing the Economically Advantaged and the Pension Elite: 1980 Census Profiles," Gerontologist, Vol 29, No. 6, (1989).


Plevak, Martin, and Ullmann, Steven. "Nursing Units as Profit Centers: Survey and Analysis," Nursing Management, Vol. 19, No. 11, (1988).


Ullmann, Steven. "Quality and Costs in the Clinical Laboratory-Emphasize Quality in Staff Performance," Clinical Laboratory Management Review, (1988).


Ullmann, Steven. "Health Economics of Migration," Migration World (A Publication of the Center for Migration Studies), in Vol. 15, No. 4. (1987).


Ullmann, Steven. "Ownership, Regulation, and Performance in the Long-Term Health Care Industry," Gerontologist, Vol. 27. (1987).


Ullmann, Steven. "Chain Ownership and Long-Term Health Care Facility Performance," Journal of Applied Gerontology, Vol. 15, (1986).


Ullmann, Steven. "The Impact of Quality on Cost in the Provision of Long-Term Care," Inquiry, Vol. 22, (1985).


Ullmann, Steven and Holtmann, A. G. "Economies of Scope, Ownership, and Long-Term Health Care Costs," Quarterly Review of Economics and Business, Vol. 25, No. 4, (1985).


Ullmann, Steven. "Ownership, Costs, and Facility Characteristics in the National Long-Term Health Care Industry," Journal of Applied Gerontology, Vol. 3, No. 1. (1984).


Ullmann, Steven. "Cost Analysis and Facility Reimbursement in the Long-Term Health Care Industry," Health Services Research, (1984).


Ullmann, Steven. "Ownership and Performance in the Long-Term Health Care Industry," Atlantic Economic Journal, (1983).


Ullmann, Steven. Assessment of Facility Quality and its Relationship to Facility Size in the Long-Term Health Care Industry," Gerontologist, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 91-97. (1980).


Hoagland, Porter; Jin, Di; Polansky, Lara; Kirkpatrick, Barbara; Kirkpatrick, Gary; Fleming, Lora; Reich, Andrew; Watkins, Sharon; Ullmann, Steven; Backer, Lorraine, "The Costs of Respiratory Illnesses Arising from Florida Gulf Coast Karenia brevis Blooms,” Environmental Health Perspectives, accepted for publication May, 2009.