Merritt M. Brockman, DHA, is a career healthcare administrator and has served in a variety of healthcare leadership positions in the military, private sector and academia. Her career began immediately upon graduating from the United States Air Force Academy. She was competitively selected and accessed into the Medical Service Corps where she held positions in supply chain management, emergency management, disaster preparedness, physician practice management and finance. Brockman is a decorated Operation Enduring Freedom veteran and was 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.
Brockman transitioned to the Air Force Reserve after almost 12 years of active duty service and is currently a Lieutenant Colonel and the senior administrator of a 135-member Aeromedical Evacuation unit. In addition to her part-time military role, and her current position as a full-time faculty member, she is also the director of the Medical Billing and Coding Certificate program. She teaches in four programs within the College: Medical Billing and Coding Certificate program, Health Service Administration undergraduate program, Masters of Health Administration program and is a mentor in the Doctor of Health Science program.
Brockman has spoken at a variety of national conferences on both healthcare delivery and health administration pedagogy. Since relocating to Philadelphia, she has been a member of the Healthcare Leadership Network of the Delaware Valley and currently serves as the cochair of their Academic Relations committee. It is in this capacity that she served as a judge and proposal designer for the Annual Healthcare Management Case Competition, which decides the awardees for the Don Snook Education Fund Scholarship.
In her spare time, Brockman likes to travel and study the Spanish language.
Upsilon Phi Delta Society
Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives
Healthcare Leadership of the Delaware Valley (local American College of Healthcare Executives Chapter)
Member of Burlington County NJ, Medical Reserve Corps
Faculty Advisor for Drexel’s American Medical Womens’ Association
Brockman, M. (2014). Improvements in the Military Health System and Trend Changes in Hospital Admissions for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (Doctoral dissertation).
Brockman, M. & Mitchell, K. (2019). On-Site Residency Development/Implementation to Enhance Experiential Learning for Online MHA Programs [conference presentation]. AUPHA 2019 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, United States.
Brockman, M., Mitchell, K. & Mulhorn, K. (2018). Assessing the Competency Based Learning Priorities for Graduate Level Health Administration Students [conference presentation]. AUPHA 2018 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, United States.
Healthcare Administration, Patient Centered Medical Home, Improvements in Healthcare Delivery
Certificate, Medical Billing and Coding, 2019
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Doctor of Health Administration, 2014
Medical University of South Carolina
Master of Health Administration, 2007
University of Washington
Bachelor of Science in Biology, 2003
U.S. Air Force Academy
Colorado Springs, CO