School of Public Health

Emily H. Belew, MHA, LNFA

Instructor, Health Behavior and Health Systems

Emily H. Belew

Education & Experience:
I earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Health Administration from the University of North Texas Health Science Center. I am also a Licensed Nursing Facility Administrator (LNFA). I began my career in progressive roles in the long-term care/skilled nursing industry, eventually serving as Healthcare Administrator for a large skilled nursing facility. I later transitioned to the role of Practice Administrator for a mid-size physician organization.

Teaching Areas & Public Health Interests:
I have enjoyed applying the interpersonal skills gained in my experiences to my role as an instructor. At HSC, I have taught courses that prepare students for career/internship placement – Professional and Academic Development and Internship I – and Managing Across the Continuum of Care. I enjoy helping students identify how their prior experiences relate to their future endeavors and how to communicate these with confidence, professionalism and persuasion. I am enthusiastic about informing students of the variety and importance of the many care environments in our complex health care system. I have also taught Environmental Management for Long Term Care Administrators for the Long-Term Care Administration Program at Texas State University.

Professional Activities & Awards:
I have delivered continuing education courses for health care professionals from a variety of settings through participation in multi-care-setting committees. I engage in Texas Health Care Association conferences and conventions, the professional organization for Long Term Care Administrators. I hold certification as a Certified Nursing Facility Administrator Preceptor. Recently, I partnered with an HSC instructional designer to pursue and achieve national Quality Matters certification for the online version of Managing Across the Continuum of Care.

Scholarly Interests:
My scholarly interests include employee retention strategies, specifically related to direct care staff in the long-term care environment, and the training and support of licensed nursing facility administrators. I am also interested in payment models for long-term and skilled nursing care.

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