The Department of Healthcare Leadership & Management (DHLM) is the home of three programs within the College of Health Professions: Doctor of Health Administration, Master of Health Administration, and Master of Health Informatics. Our students are career-oriented leaders who want to help shape the direction of health care organizations. We have 13 faculty members and over 150 students in the Department with a dedicated full time staff. We also have state of the art classrooms and facilities, and close working relationships with many healthcare organizations in South Carolina and beyond. Through our outstanding students and faculty, we bring inter-professional education from the classroom into practice. For example, the award-winning Community Aid, Relief, Education and Support (CARES) Clinic provides an opportunity for students from different professions to work together. In addition, many class projects are actual projects from health care facilities.
Dr. Jami Jones is Chair and MHA Division Director and Chair in the Department of Healthcare Leadership and Management at the Medical University of South Carolina. She completed her MS degree in Health Care Administration & Management at Trinity University, and her Ph.D. in Health Services Organization and Research at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her research interests include organizational theory, quality management, organizational behavior and performance improvement. She has numerous publications and has served as principal investigator, co-PI, and consultant on numerous grants and research projects, including a quality improvement grant for the American Heart Association. She has also served as Chair of the Health Care Management Division for the Academy of Management. Before getting her Ph.D., she worked at the Veteran’s Affairs North Texas Health Care System in Dallas, Texas.