Judith Connell, MPH, Dr.PH
Director, Master of Healthcare Innovation Program
As the Director of the Master of Health Administration, Dr. Connell foresees tremendous growth for the program. She cannot wait to facilitate a strong group of alumni with connections to key stakeholders in the health care community. She looks forward to delivering an innovative educational approach to a dynamic group of individuals.
Dr. Connell earned her doctorate following 20 years of business development experience in for-profit health services including behavioral health, wound care and medical practice management. She was a key team member in the growth of a start-up biopharmaceutical company that successfully built a national contract management business with hospital clients.
After returning to school, Dr. Connell applied her skills to the nonprofit sector, providing development and management services for a variety of safety net providers and health care agencies in Southern California.
Additionally, she has been an adjunct professor at Chapman University College – now Brandman University, Occidental College and California State University, Long Beach. She has also co-authored numerous articles on health literacy, long-term care and other public health topics.