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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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More employers are addressing mental health

Article quotes Professor Amanda Starc, who explains how Amazon has been able to increase its corporate investments into start-ups because of increased cash flows from operations.

Crain’s Chicago Business, 30 May 2019

What Martha's Vineyard's Gas Stations Can Teach Us About Drug Pricing

Article by Professor Craig Garthwaite uses gas pricing to better describe the current debates about the structure of pharmaceutical pricing and attempts to end confidential discounts (i.e. rebates).

Forbes, 22 May 2019

Depression is increasing among Americans reaching middle age

Article features research from Professor Craig Garthwaite’s, who suggests that increasing earned income tax credits can improve self-reported mental health measures among its recipients.

The Economist, 15 May 2019

What Employers Pay Hospitals Varies Widely, Study Finds

Article quotes Professor Amanda Starc, who says that lowering healthcare spending will depend on employers and health insurers taking advantage of pricing information.

The Wall Street Journal, 09 May 2019

Why Insurers Are Beginning to Embrace Billion-Dollar Healthcare Startups Like SmileDirectClub And Warby Parker

Article quotes Professor Amanda Starc on her perspective on massive insurers paying for direct-to-consumer brands.

Business Insider, 08 May 2019

Researchers say there’s a simple way to reduce suicides: Increase the minimum wage

Article cites Professor Craig Garthwaite’s research, which points out that mothers who received a higher EITC reported better mental and physical health.

The Washington Post, 30 Apr 2019

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