PhD, MHSA, FGSA
Chair, Health Administration Department and Teaching Professor
Health Administration Department
Kristine Mulhorn, PhD, MHSA, FGSA, professor and department chair, is an instructor in health administration with extensive research background in aging, disability and functioning and community-based participatory research in urban settings. In cross-national studies of functioning of aging in the community, Mulhorn has been a visiting scholar at the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology and at INSERM in France, both key locations for research on aging in the community. She has taught courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in health administration, long-term care administration, global health, health policy, gerontology, disability studies, biostatistics and research methods. She has taught health management, health care human resources as well as various management courses focused on the health care sector. She has also taught study abroad courses in London, England and Tokyo, Japan and has presented internationally since 1997 in Japan, China, Korea, France, the Philippines, Italy and Canada.
Current research interests include urban aging and culturally competent interventions for healthy aging in disparity populations and mechanisms for social interaction to maximize health community-living older adults. One theme in her research is the application of the International Classification of Functioning and Disability and Health (ICF) to strategies for health care for aging and disability populations. Recently, she is conducting health design methodology to improve the patient experience of patients over 65 who are using post-acute care.