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Department of Public Health

Suzanne Kotzin-Jaszi, Dr. P.H.

Education: Dr. P.H., Public Health, Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 1992

M.S.P.H., Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health,University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 1982

B.S., Conservation of Natural Resources, College of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 1980

Experience: Associate Professor, California State University, Department of Public Health, Fresno, CA, 2005 - Present

Faculty Advisor, Century University, Albuquerque, NM, 2003 - 2005

Director, New Mexico Health Policy Commission, State of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM, 2000 - 2002

Assistant Professor, School of Public Administration, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 1989-2000

Graduate Assistant/Teaching Assistant, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 1985 - 1989

Courses T aught: California State University

HS 151 Health Law and Legislation
HS 154 Health Care Administration
PH 213 Health Program Planning and Evaluation
PH 210 Seminar in Health Policy

Century University

International Public Health
Comparative Health Systems
Maternal-Child Health
Health Education
Managed Health Care
Strategic Planning for Health Services

University of New Mexico

Comparative Health Systems
Health Services Administration
Seminar in Not-for Profit Management
Strategic Planning for Health Services
Program Evaluation
Research Methods for Public Administration
Organization Theory and Behavior
Management for Public Health Professionals

University of California

Principles of Public Health
Community-Oriented Primary Care (COPC)

Highlights of Career

  • Over 20 years experience teaching experience
  • "Hands-on" experience in implementing health care policy
  • Developed and taught in the MAPAS program where mid-career professionals from Latin America received an MPA degree with courses taught in Spanish
  • Extensive experience consulting in Latin America
  • Participation in health care conferences in Costa Rica and Nicaragua
  • As a graduate student, spent an entire summer in Jalisco, studying impacts of migration on health of rural communities
  • Culturally competent
  • Spanish speaking
  • Energetic, enthusiastic and supportive

Selected Scholarly Activities:

Campos, Peter and Suzanne Kotkin-Jaszi. California Farm Worker Enumeration Report. Department of Health and Human Services, Region 9. Migrant Health Program. June 1987.

Bacon, T.J. and S. Kotkin, (1993) "The health professions, policies and issues in S. C. Jain and J.E. Paul (eds.) Policy Issues in Personal Health Services, Rockville, MD, Aspen Publications.

Kotkin-Jaszi, Suzanne T. "State Public Health Departments and Changes in Federal Policies: Managed Care, Welfare Reform, and Privatization." International Journal of Public Administration 24, no. 6 (2001):511.

Kotkin-Jaszi, Suzanne, " Connections and caring: A rural hospital diabetes management program" Nurturing Responsive Health Policy in Central California: Proposals for Action Research, California State University, Fresno, December 1, 2005.

Kotkin-Jaszi, Suzanne, " Leaving a lasting legacy: Teaching program evaluation to a migrant and seasonal farm worker community in California's central valley" The First CSU Conference on Community-Based Teaching and Research: Creating Knowledge and Building Community, CSU Pomona, March 4, 2006.

Kotkin-Jaszi, Suzanne and H. Miltiades, a grant proposal submitted to the Borchard Foundation Center on Law and Aging to study "Medicare Part D Implementation in California's Central Valley, March 15, 2006, (Under review).

Kotkin-Jaszi, Suzanne and J. Capitman, a grant proposal submitted to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support "Connections and Caring: A Rural Hospital Diabetes Management Program, March 16, 2006, (Under review).

Selected University, Community, and Professional Service

Kotkin-Jaszi, Suzanne " HIPAA collaborative efforts: NMCHILI, New Mexico Coalition for Health Care Leadership Initiatives, HIPAA Summit West II, San Francisco, CA, March 15, 2002.

Public Health Department, Human Subjects Review Committee, 2005 - 2006.

Faculty Mentor, Mentoring Institute, California State University, Fresno, CA, 2005 - 2006.

Suzanne Kotkin Jaszi

Associate Professor, Department of Public Health

McLane Hall 232

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