Dr. Arthur Mora
Associate Professor and Chair, Health Behavior and Health Systems
Education & Experience:
I earned a PhD and an MHA from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and a BS from the University of Southern Mississippi. For 15 years, I served in various leadership roles in healthcare and pharmaceutical organizations. Prior to joining the UNTHSC School of Public Health, I was an Associate Professor and the MHA Program Director at Tulane University in the Department of Health Policy and Management.
Teaching Areas & Public Health Interests:
I have spent more than 20 years working in and studying the U.S. healthcare delivery system. For much of my professional life, I was involved in clinical quality improvement, particularly in glycemic control, deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis and stroke protocol development for hospitalized patients. These experiences have informed my teaching methods and philosophy. I have taught introductory strategy and policy courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. At the graduate level, I have taught graduate courses in leadership, analytics and quality improvement. As the MHA program director at Tulane University, I was responsible for mentorship and academic and career counseling for all MHA students. This included preparing students while seeking residency, fellowship and employment opportunities. In addition, I have advised numerous Tulane University medical students and Louisiana State University orthopedic residents.
Professional Activities & Awards:
I am an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, AcademyHealth and the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. Additionally, I serve as a fellow for the Council on Accreditation of Health Management Education. I am a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) and a Six Sigma Green Belt. I am humbled to have been awarded the Dean E. Elaine Boston Award for Outstanding Long-Term Commitment to Student Needs while at Tulane University.
My interests have focused on the organizational response to payment policy and reforms. Particularly, I have studied quality improvement strategies, accountable care organizations and hospital alignment strategies.