Kevin D Broom

  • Associate Professor, Vice Chair for Education
  • Director of MHA and MHA/MBA Programs, Health Policy and Management

In an administrative capacity, I serve as the Vice Chair for Education and the Director of MHA and MHA/MBA programs for the Department of Health Policy and Management. As the Vice Chair for Education, my primary role is providing oversight for the academic programs offered within the Department of Health Policy and Management (PhD, MHA, MPH, MHA/MBA, JD/MPH, MS in Health Services Research and Policy, and certificates in Health Care Systems Engineering and Health Systems Leadership and Management). As the Director of MHA and MHA/MBA programs, I lead the planning/execution of the MHA program and the joint MHA/MBA program that is offered through a collaboration with the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.

I conduct research on a range of financial issues impacting organizations within the health industry, primarily the relationship between quality of care and financial performance. I also have a research stream focusing on the development and assessment of management competencies.

I joined the Pitt faculty in July of 2017. Prior to moving into academia, I completed a 23-year career in the military within the Army Medical Department, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. During my time on active duty, I served as a Professor, Financial Manager, Health Administrator, and Paramedic. My Army experiences included work in numerous tactical healthcare delivery organizations within the rapid deployment forces, as well as within the Army's network of traditional hospitals. Positions of noteworthiness included commanding in the 101st Airborne Division, providing graduate-level education to over 250 future health executives, being a hospital Chief Financial Officer, and serving as a medic along the Iron Curtain during the Cold War.


2009 | University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS | PhD (Business-Finance)
2000 | Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY | MBA

1992 | Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Shreveport, LA | BGS


I primarily teach courses in Healthcare Financial Management and Professional Development. I also have experience teaching content in Accounting, Microeconomics and Human Resources Management. Courses previously taught include:

  • Health Care Financial Management
  • Professional Development Seminar
  • Fundamentals of Economics and Finance
  • Public Health Financial Management
  • Financial & Managerial Accounting
  • Investments
Selected Publications

Turner, J. S., Broom, K., Howard, S., Johnston, K., Freeman, S., & Englund, T. (2020). “Volatility and Persistence of Value-Based Purchasing Adjustments: A Challenge to Integrating Population Health and Community Benefit Activities into Business Operations.”Frontiers in Public Health – Public Health Policy, 8, 165.

Broom, K., Gentry, D., (2018) “The Past, Present and Future of Our Journey Through Competency-Based Education.”Journal of Healthcare Management Education. Volume 35, Number 2, pp. 123-132(10).

Enard, K., Dotson, E.,Broom, K., Dean, J., Wiltshire, J., Elder, K. (2017). Diversity and Inclusion in Graduate Healthcare Management Education: Perspectives from Directors and Students. In press.Journal of Healthcare Administration Education.Volume 34, Number 2, pp. 191-212(22).

Dean, C., Geneus, C., Rice, S., Johns, M., Quasie-Woode, D.,Broom, K.,Elder, K., (2017) “Assessing the Significance of Health Information Seeking in Chronic Condition Management.”Patient Education and Counseling. Volume 100 , Issue 8 , 1519 - 1526.

Broom, K., Turner, J., Brichto, E., (2016) "How Well Do Programs Fulfill Their Role in Management Development? An Analysis of Competency Assessments Using CAHME Accreditation Outcomes."Journal of Health Administration Education. Volume 33, Number 4, Fall Issue.

Broom, K., Counte, M., Turner, J., (2016) “Research on Physician Management Education: A Focused Review and an Agenda for the Future.&rdquo International Journal of Health Research and Innovation, Vol.4. No.1, 2016, 1-16 ISSN: 2051-5057 (print version), 2051-5065 (online)

Broom, K., Hilsenrath, P. (2015) "ACHE Member Survey: Perspectives on Graduate Health Management Education."Journal of Health Administration Education, Volume 32, Number 3, Summer Issue, pp. 341-358(18).

Turner, J.,Broom, K., Counte, M. (2015) “Is There a Relationship Between Value-Based Purchasing and Hospital Profitability? An Exploratory Study of Missouri Hospitals.”Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology, Volume 2, 2333392815606096.

Turner, J.,Broom, K., Goldner, J., Lee, J. (2015) “What Should We Expect? A Comparison of Community Benefit and Projected Tax Liability.”Medical Care Research and Review,1077558715604565.

Broom, K., Turner, J., Schwab, S., Pesely, M. (2015) “Does Quality Matter? A Study of Stock Price Reactions and the Implications for Healthcare Organizations.”Journal of Health Care Finance*,Summer Issue, p. 1-19.

Turner, J.,Broom, K., Elliot, M., Lee, J. (2015) “A Decomposition of Hospital Profitability: An Application of DuPont Analysis to the U.S. Market.”Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology, Vol. 2, 2333392815590397.

Broom, K., Turner, J. (2015) “A Competency-Based Approach to Functional Area Expertise: Extending Competency-Based Education to a Healthcare Finance Area of Concentration.”Journal of Health Administration Education, 32(1), p. 25-46.

Turner, J.,Broom, K., Elliot, M., Lee, J., (2015) “A Comparison of Capital Structure: The Use of Debt in Investor Owned and Not-For-Profit Hospitals.”Journal of Health Care Finance*, Jan/Feb, p. 1-17.

Bewley, L.,Broom, K., Bonica, M., (2014) “What is the Value of Graduate Education? An Economic Value Analysis of Military Affiliation-Based Graduate Programs.”The U.S. ArmyMedical Department (AMEDD) Journal. Jan/Mar, p. 7-13.

Broom, K., Wood, S., & Sampson, C., (2013). “Current Trends in Graduate-Level Healthcare Management Education: An Examination of Accreditation Outcomes.”Journal of Health Administration Education, 30(3), p. 159-179.

Broom, K., Van Ness, R., Warr, R., (2007). “Cubes to Quads: The Move of QQQ from AMEX to NASDAQ.”Journal of Economics and Business, 59, 520-535.