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Experts in the field of healthcare management

Healthcare at Kellogg (HCAK) is led by a group of renowned professors who are proven experts in the business, economics and policy of healthcare. Together, they conduct research and design courses around the most relevant, challenging topics business leaders and practitioners face in today’s market.

Kellogg’s healthcare MBA is led by professor Craig Garthwaite, who serves as HCAK’s faculty director.

At Kellogg, we understand that, first and foremost, healthcare is a market-based enterprise and leaders must therefore possess all of the fundamental tools of business management. We also understand that market participants must respect the unique features inherent to healthcare that dictate the costs and benefits affecting firms, providers and patients. Therefore, our research and teaching is focused on understanding and communicating the specific ways healthcare firms create and capture value in the market.

Craig Garthwaite / Director of Healthcare at Kellogg and Associate Professor of Strategy
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Why Biden Worries Big Pharma

Article quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite who expresses the concern Americans have for prescription medication prices in comparison to other countries.

Crain’s Chicago Business, 20 Nov 2020

Amazon Opens Online Pharmacy, Shaking Up Another Industry

Article features Professor Craig Garthwaite, who says that Amazon could become an attractive option for patients looking to fill prescriptions, making the experience more pleasant, and pricing more competitive. Also featured in Reuters, U.S. News & World Report, Chicago Tribune, MarketWatch, and The Washington Post.

Associated Press, 17 Nov 2020

How to create workplace incentives and protocols your employees will actually embrace

Article republished from Kellogg Insight features Professor Jillian Chown’s research and insight, which suggests that when leaders and employees co-create, they can align on goals and embrace failure as a stepping-stone to success.

Business Insider, 13 Nov 2020

A battle of Blue Cross plans is brewing

Article quotes Professor Amanda Starc, who says that increased competition may or may not affect the ability of insurers to extract large discounts from hospitals and health systems.

Crain’s Chicago Business, 06 Nov 2020

No, the Regeneron drug Trump received is not a Covid-19 “cure”

Professor Craig Garthwaite says that if the Regeneron drug does make it through clinical trials, it won’t necessarily be free for all Americans.

Vox, 08 Oct 2020

The Nobel in Medicine went to 3 scientists who co-discovered hepatitis C

Article features Professor Craig Garthwaite, who says that adding more competition to the hepatitis C drug market has been effective in lowering prices to a range that is slightly more affordable.

Vox, 05 Oct 2020

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