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Merritt Brockman, DHA

Merritt Brockman


Assistant Teaching Professor

Health Administration Department

253.882.7716 P
1601 Cherry Street, 7th Floor

Merritt M. Brockman, DHA, FACHE is the newest addition to the Health Services Administration Department. Brockman's career as a healthcare administrator began 14 years ago upon graduating from the United States Air Force Academy. She was competitively selected and immediately accessed into the Medical Service Corps where she held a variety of leadership positions within the military health system. Brockman is a decorated Operation Enduring Freedom veteran, having been awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Service during combat operations. While deployed to rural Afghanistan, she mentored and guided over 150 medics (both American and Afghan) and completed over 200 convoys and a handful of dismounted patrols in some of the most dangerous territories in the country. After transitioning from Active Duty Service, Brockman completed a stint in the private healthcare sector before coming to Drexel University.

Brockman holds a Master's Degree in Health Administration from the University of Washington and a Doctorate in Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina. Additionally, she is board certified as a Fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives. Brockman is passionate about helping to develop and teach the next generation of healthcare leaders while showing students the wide variety of opportunities a career in health administration can provide. She continues her military service as an Air Force Reserve Medical Service Corps Officer. 


Healthcare Administration

Research Interests:

Patient Centered Medical Home, Improvements in Health Care Delivery

Academic Distinctions:

Upsilon Phi Delta Society

Professional Society:

Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives