Eric W. Ford, PhD

School of Public Health, University of Alabama Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA

Eric W. Ford (Ph.D. – UAB; MPH – South Carolina; BS – Cornell School of Hotel Administration) is a Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama Birmingham. Prior to that, he served as the MHA Program Director in the Health Policy and Management Department in the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. Earlier positions include serving as the Forsyth Medical Center Distinguished Professor of Healthcare at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Strategic management, health information technologies, value-based programs, service integration and their combined effects on performance (both financial and population health related) are Eric’s primary areas of research. In particular, he has focused on making the link between Personal Health Record (PHR) use and its impact on care coordination.

Eric has published in Medical Care Research and Review, the Journal of Management Education, Health Care Management Review, and The Journal of Health Care Management. In addition, he has contributed to textbooks and reviewed for Advances in Healthcare Administration. With his research colleagues, Eric has won numerous publication awards including two Best Theory to Practice Paper recognitions. In addition, he won the 2014 Health Care Management Division’s Teaching Award as part of the Academy of Management.

Terms of Appointment: October, 2017 - Septmeber, 2019