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Donna Malvey is an Associate Professor in the School of Global Health Management and Informatics at the University of Central Florida. She received her Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration from the George Washington University and completed an administrative residency and postgraduate fellowship in health systems at the VA Medical Center in Washington, D. C. She earned her Ph.D. in Administration-Health Services from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and received a national award from Sodexho Marriott for her dissertation research on medical group practices. Donna also served as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Healthcare Leadership at Brown University and taught in their Executive Healthcare Management and Leadership program (2013).

Donna is a nationally known speaker with audiences of practitioner organizations and academic conferences. She has been interviewed in the press and on television about health care issues, especially health innovations such as mHealth, telemedicine and retail clinics. Her funded research includes a study of patient flow management in local public health departments, which was underwritten by a grant from IBM.

Donna has published extensively in the health care field. Most recently she has published her original research in book format. She is co-author of mHealth: Transforming Health care (Springer Books 2014), which has also been translated and published in China. She also co-authored The Retail Revolution in Health Care (Praeger, 2010), which received a recommendation from the American Library Association’s Choice Review. She is also a co-editor and contributing author of The Handbook of Healthcare Management (Elgar Publishing, November 2015).

Donna serves on the AUPHA/HAP Editorial Board for Graduate Studies. She is a reviewer for a number of health care management journals and has served as a member of the editorial advisory board of Health Care Management Review. Because of her research in the area of mHealth, she was invited to serve on the editorial board of the journal, mHealth. Donna was appointed by the Governor of Florida to serve two consecutive terms as a member of the Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Board. Donna has worked in a variety of health care settings and served as the executive director of a national trade association, representing health professionals in private practice. She also has worked as a congressional aide on Capitol Hill.


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