Thomas H. Dennison
Professor of Practice, Public Administration and International Affairs
Thomas Dennison is a Professor of
Public Administration and a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Policy Research. Tom is also the Director of Maxwell’s certificate program in Health
Services Management and Policy, and Director of the Lerner Center for Public
Health Promotion. He has a broad, real-world perspective on health care
systems, having served as chief executive officer of a hospital, administrator
of a nursing home, and executive director of a network of ambulatory care
centers. His teaching and research focus on the administration, financing, and
delivery of health care in ways that promote and improve the health of both
patients and communities.
served as the Director of PricewaterhouseCoopers, advising government and local
agencies on health care delivery, with a particular emphasis on home health
care, community-based services, and long-term care. He is active in current
policy discourse as chair of the Onondaga County Department of Health Advisory
Board. He is engaged with the health care delivery system as chair of the
Visiting Nurse Association of Central New York, as well as chair of Partners in
Franciscan Ministries, the parent of the health care and educational ministries of the Sisters of St. Francis. Tom received his Ph.D. in health planning and administration from Pennsylvania State University
"Benchmark Health Policy Programs: A Window on Public Affairs and Administration Education." Judith J. Kirchoff and Thomas Dennison, Journal of Public Affairs Education, Vol. 12, No. 2 (Summer, 2006), pp. 177-196.
"An Evaluation of the Rural Medical Education Program of the State University of New York Upstate Medical University, 1990-2003." John Smucny, Peter Beatty, William Grant, Thomas Dennison, and Thomas L Wolf, Academic Medicine, Vol. 80, No. 8 (August, 2005), pp. 733-738.
Research Grants and Awards
“Near Westside Healthy Neighborhood,” New York
State Health Foundation. January 2015 – January 2017.
“Community Initiative to Address Management of
Patients with Pre-Diabetes,” Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield. December