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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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All Medicaid expansions are not created equal: The Geography and targeting of the Affordable Care Act

Article discusses new research by Professor Craig Garthwaite and Professor Matthew Notowidigdo on the effect of the Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion on hospital services.

Brookings, 05 Sep 2019

Sanders’s flawed statistic: 500,000 medical bankruptcies a year

Article quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite who dissects the flaws in a recent study that says that if you go bankrupt and have medical debt – the medical debt is the cause of the bankruptcy, which isn’t always the case.

The Washington Post, 28 Aug 2019

Purdue Pharma and its billionaire owners may end up giving billions in OxyContin profits to communities harmed by the opioid crisis

Article quotes Professor Amanda Starc who comments on the opioid crisis, saying that the liability will fall across a number of large corporations.

Business Insider, 28 Aug 2019

Elizabeth Warren’s rise started by looking at the bottom

Article quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite who says that a study published by Elizabeth Warren exaggerates the degree to which medical bills are responsible for bankruptcy. Also seen in US News and Chicago Tribune.

Associated Press , 25 Aug 2019

Drugmaker sees treatments for rare diseases as key to growth now

Article quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite who says that competition will increase in the rare disease market as the industry continues to push for more tailored medical treatments.

Crain’s Chicago Business , 23 Aug 2019

Rural Hospitals Say ‘Medicare For All’ Would End Up ‘Closing Our Doors’

Article quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite who says that under a Medicare for All system, hospitals will be forced to scale back services, amenities and staff. He discusses the topic in another broadcast with NPR here.

NPR, 16 Aug 2019

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