Beaufort B Longest, Jr., PhD

Professor, Health Policy and Management


A635, Public Health
R-znvy: ybatrfg@cvgg.rqh
Primary Phone: 967-179-5728
Fax: 967-179-8691

Personal Statement

My research interests include health policymaking, strategic management and governance in healthcare organizations, and the roles of healthcare organizations as corporate citizens.

I am a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and hold memberships in the Academy of Management and the American Public Health Association. I am an elected member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society in Business as well as of the Delta Omega Honor Society in Public Health. My research on issues of health policy and management has generated substantial grant support and has led to the publication of numerous peer-reviewed articles as well as eleven books, some in multiple editions, and thirty-four chapters in other books. Recent books are Health Policymaking in the United States, 6E; Managing Health Services Organizations and Systems, 6E; and Health Program Management: From Development through Evaluation, 2E. I have served on corporate and advisory boards and on editorial boards in my field. I have consulted with health care organizations and systems, universities, associations and government agencies on health policy and management issues


1965   Davidson College              BS

1969   Georgia State University   Master of Health Administration (MHA)

1972   Georgia State University   PhD


HPM2135   Health Policy

HPM2055   Managing Health Programs and Projects

Selected Publications

Longest, BB. Health Policymaking in the United States, 6th ed. Chicago: Health Administration Press, 2016.
Longest, BB.  Health Program Management: From Development through Evaluation, 2nd ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2015.

Longest, BB. The Context and Process of Health Policymaking. Pages 354-385 in McLaughlin, DB. The Guide to Healthcare Reform: Readings and Commentary. Chicago: Health Administration Press, 2015.
Longest, BB, and Darr, K.  Managing Health Services Organizations and Systems, 6th ed. Baltimore:  Health Professions Press, 2014.
Longest, BB. Medical Practice Management in a Nutshell, Journal of Medical Practice Management, Vol. 29, No. 4 (January/February 2014): 227-231.
Longest, BB. Is Federal Tax-Exemption Policy for Nonprofit Hospitals Moving to a Clearer Quid pro Quo Basis? Nonprofit Policy Forum, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2012.
Longest, BB. Management Challenges at the Intersection of Public Policy Environments and Strategic Decision Making in Public Hospitals. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration; Vol. 35, No. 2 (Fall 2012):207-230.   
Longest, BB. Applying Logic Models to Cancer Centers and Programs. Journal of Management and Marketing in Healthcare, Vol. 3, No.2, 2011, pp. 85-91. (The official journal of the European Health Management Association). 
Longest, BB, and GA Huber.
  Schools of Public Health and the Health of the Public: Enhancing the Capabilities of Faculty To Be Influential in Policy-Making, American Journal of Public Health. Vol. 100, No. 1, January 2010, pp. 49-53. (Published Ahead of Print on November 12, 2009, as 10.2105/AJPH.2009.164749.)  

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