Dr. Baldwin Appointed Director of Health Administration and Policy at the Arizona College of Public Health
Marjorie L. Baldwin, PhD, has been appointed director of the Division of Health Administration and Policy at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman Arizona College of Public Health, a tri-university collaboration among the University of Arizona, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University.
Since 2002, Dr. Baldwin has been a professor of health economics at the Arizona College of Public Health and the School of Health Administration and Policy within the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
"We are all looking forward to working with her and will benefit from her leadership in our college," said G. Marie Swanson, PhD, MPH, dean of the Arizona College of Public Health. "She is very dedicated to our students and to our teaching mission."
Dr. Baldwin's research focuses on work disability, disability-related discrimination, and the costs and outcomes of work-related injuries. She was a co-investigator for the Zenith project, a comprehensive study of the medical care costs of work-related injuries, and one of the principal investigators for a three-state study of the impact of managed care on workers' compensation medical and disability costs. She is one of the principal investigators for the ASU Healthy Back Study, the largest prospective study of work-related back injuries ever conducted in the United States. Dr. Baldwin is the recent recipient of a grant from National Institute of Mental Health to study labor market discrimination against persons with serious mental disorders.
"I am so impressed with the quality of students and faculty in the MPH program. This is an exciting opportunity and I look forward to working with the faculty at ASU and the UA," said Dr. Baldwin.
Dr. Baldwin received the 1999-2000 Distinguished Professor Award for Teaching, presented by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors. She is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi National Honorary Society and the National Academy of Social Insurance.
Dr. Baldwin received a PhD and an MA in economics from The Maxwell School, Syracuse University, New York, and a BS in education from the State University College at Oswego, New York. Prior to the Arizona College of Public Health and the W. P. Carey School of Business, she was a professor of economics at East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C.
Established by the Arizona Board of Regents in January 2000, the Mel and Enid Zuckerman Arizona College of Public Health is the first accredited public health college in the Four Corner states, and represents a tri-university collaboration among the UA, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University. The Arizona College of Public Health's mission is to promote the health of individuals and communities, with a special emphasis on diverse populations and the Southwest. Programs concentrate on the reduction of health disparities, the development and maintenance of healthy communities, and the promotion of healthy lifestyles.