The Department of Health Policy and Management at the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI recently welcomed faculty members Sarah Johnson, MSEd, and Valerie Yeager, DrPH, MPhil.
Johnson is the Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management program director, as well as a lecturer. Prior to joining the Department of Health Policy and Management, Johnson served as the career development director for the Fairbanks School of Public Health.
In support of the Health Services Management program’s tremendous growth, Johnson’s leadership and investment in the students will aid in keeping them plugged in. She will focus on areas such as ensuring an excellent academic experience for students in the major, working with employers to connect them with the program’s talent pipeline, updating the curriculum to better prepare students, and building awareness of the major.
She holds a Master of Science in Higher Education and Student Affairs, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
Also joining the Department of Health Policy and Management is associate professor Valerie Yeager, DrPH, MPhil. With extensive experience conducting domestic and international research, her work broadly focuses on health care and population health systems.
Dr. Yeager is interested in population health quality improvement, organizational leadership and training, public health workforce retention, and addressing issues related to health care quality. She joins the team as an associate professor, teaching seminars in Public Health Systems and Services Research and in Qualitative Research Methods.
Dr. Yeager holds a Doctor of Public Health and Master of Public Health degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, as well as a Masters in Philosophy from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. She previously taught as an assistant professor at Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, and served as a Lister Hill Policy Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia.