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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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Pandemics Leave Us Forever Altered

Article references research by Professor Craig Garthwaite on the influenza pandemic, showing how history can provide a landscape for future pandemic occurrences.

The Atlantic, 30 Jun 2020

Remdesivir Priced At More Than $3,100 For A Course Of Treatment

Article quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite who says that medical firms are less concerned with the price they will charge for COVID-19 vaccines, but rather putting emphasis on the payoff from the overall investment.

NPR, 29 Jun 2020

Illinois' dominant insurer isn't sharing COVID-related savings with customers

Article quotes Professor Amanda Starc who says that where you see insurers proactively returning revenues to customers are where customers are making the most noise.

Crain’s Chicago Business, 26 Jun 2020

Advocate in talks to merge with large Michigan hospital chain, may form $17 billion health system, official says

Article quotes Professor Amanda Starc, who says that Covid-19 could accelerate mergers and acquisitions of hospitals in Illinois.

Chicago Tribune, 17 Jun 2020

Plague and Spanish Flu shaped our world – will the coronavirus pandemic have as big an impact?

Article features Professor Craig Garthwaite research on the influenza pandemic, showing how history can provide a landscape for future pandemic occurrences.

South China Morning Post, 14 Jun 2020

Webinar: Pharma and the Pandemic – Lessons for the Future

Professor Craig Garthwaite provides insights on what we are learning from the pandemic about the business of healthcare, drug pricing and the ability to address future pandemics.

28 May 2020

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