Wesley M. Rohrer, PhD, MBA, Associate Professor and Co-Director, PhD Programs in the Department of Health Policy and Management, in the Graduate School of Public Health as well as Co-Director of the Certificate in Health Systems Engineering. He will be stepping down from his program administrative roles effective June 30, 2017 but will continue to teach, mentor students, serve on editorial boards, pursue opportunities for research and publication in global health systems. Scholarly Interests include global comparative health systems and policy and organizational studies and management, including leadership theory and managerial ethics as applied to health care. Dr. Rohrer has secondary appointments in the Department of Community Health & Behavioral Sciences, GSPH and in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Health Information Management.
Dr. Rohrer has taught and mentored over one thousand students in health care management and policy at the graduate level during the past 35 years. He continues to mentor Doctoral student dissertation research and Master’s theses and research projects. He has served in various academic administrative capacities during his career at the University of Pittsburgh, including as Associate Dean, SHRS and at the College of Public Health & Health Informatics, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for the Health Sciences (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia). While maintaining an active teaching load, Dr. Rohrer serves as Vice Chair for Education, MHA Program Director and co-Director of the Health Systems Engineering Certificate offered in collaboration with the Swanson School of Engineering and is currently Co-Director of the joint MHA/MBA degree program in collaboration with the Katz Graduate School of Business. Dr. Rohrer is an active participant in the in the University Faculty Assembly and the Senate Council and is Chair-Elect of the Senate Budget Policies Committee for 2017/18. He participates actively in various community service endeavors, including serving as President of the Board of Off-the-Floor Pittsburgh and as a member of the Board and Finance and Marketing Committees of CLASS (formerly UCP of Pittsburgh) and in faith-based community outreach and mission initiatives.
Dr. Rohrer was recognized as the recipient of the James T. Craig Teaching Excellence Award for 2016/17.