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Bob Esterhay, MD

Robert Esterhay imageHealth Management and Systems Sciences
Emeritus Associate Professor








Joined UofL in 1998.
From 1995-1998, worked as Senior Clinical Informatics Manager with Vencor, Inc., Louisville, KY.

From 1982-1995, worked as Medical Computer Scientist at the National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD.

From 1974-1995, worked as Senior Clinical Investigator at the National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD.

From 1973-1974, served as Medical Resident at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Hospital, Baltimore, MD.

From 1970-1973, was Clinical Associate and Hematology-Oncology Fellow, Baltimore Cancer Research Program, National Cancer Institute, Baltimore, MD.

From 1969-1970, served as Intern at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Cleveland, OH.

Research Interests

Health information infrastructure for individual health, health care, and population health
People, organizational, and social issues in health

Network science applications in health

Complex adaptive networks in health

Health transaction cost economics

Social network analysis

Teaching Activities

PHMS 615: Introduction to Health Systems
PHMS 650: Advanced Topics in Health Management and Systems Sciences

Office Hours

Call Darla Samuelson at (502) 852-2797 to arrange an appointment.


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