College of Public Health Grand Rounds: “Building the Science of Public Health Delivery: Advances in Public Health Services & Systems Research” is presented by Glen P. Mays, M.P.H., Ph.D.
Glen P. Mays serves as the F. Douglas Scutchfield Endowed Professor of Health Services and Systems Research at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health. Prior to joining the University of Kentucky in August 2011, he served as professor and chairman of the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), where he also directed the Ph.D. program in Health Systems Research at UAMS. Dr. Mays’ research focuses on strategies for organizing and financing public health services, preventive care, and chronic disease management for underserved populations. Currently, he directs the Public Health Practice-Based Research Networks Program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which brings together public health agencies and researchers from around the nation to study innovations in public health practice. Mays also serves as co-PI of the RWJF-funded National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services and Systems Research at the University of Kentucky. Mays also is co-PI of the CDC-funded North Carolina Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center conducted in collaboration with UNC-Chapel Hill. Mays earned an undergraduate degree in political science from Brown University, earned M.P.H. and Ph.D. degrees in health policy and administration from UNC-Chapel Hill, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in health economics at Harvard Medical School.