Jack Wheeler, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy
Professor Wheeler's research interests focus on optimal investment (capital expenditure) decisions by the health care firm, optimal financing decisions by the health care firm, and health care payment policy. His current projects include research to support the redesign of Medicare’s end-stage renal disease payment program and research on the costs of and rate of return on investment in vaccines.
Professor Wheeler served as Chair of Health Management and Policy, 1991-1997. During his term as chair, the department was recognized as the leading program in health administration education in the country. Professor Wheeler has also held a faculty appointment in the Cornell University School of Business. He teaches finance in executive management programs at Michigan, the University of Colorado at Denver, the University of Massachusetts, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has taught in executive management programs internationally under the auspices of Johnson and Johnson and Project Hope and domestically in collaboration with the United States Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Michigan Public Health Training Center. He has served on numerous not-for-profit boards.
Ph.D., Economics and Medical Care Organization, University of Michigan, 1976
M.A., Economics, University of Michigan, 1973
B.S., Economics and Finance, University of Pennsylvania, 1970