Health Studies

CPR’s Health Studies research encompasses a wide range of activities in health care management, health care finance, home and community-based care, non-profit governance, and health economics. Funds for these research areas have come from the Social Security Administration, New York State Health Foundation, Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, Fair Health, and other sources.

Tom Dennison


Tom Dennison

Professor of Practice, Public Administration and International Affairs
Director, Lerner Center for Health Promotion

Research Interests: Health care management, health care finance, home and community based care, non-profit governance


Sarah Hamersma


Sarah Hamersma

Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Research Interests: Public economics, labor economics and applied economics



Colleen Heflin


Colleen Heflin

Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Research Interests: Social policy, poverty policy, child and family policy



Shannon Monnat


Shannon Monnat

Associate Professor, Sociology
Chair, Lerner Center of Public Health Promotion

Research Interests: Social demography, social determinants of health and health disparities, spatial differences in morbidity and mortality, inequality and social stratification


Perry Singleton


Perry Singleton

Associate Professor, Economics

Research Interests: Public finance, health economics


For more information about CPR programs and research projects, contact Peggy Austin. You may also obtain general information about CPR by calling +1 315-443-3114, or by sending an email to ctrpol@syr.edu.