Panel 7

Danielle Atkins
Assistant Professor
University of Central Florida
Presentation: “Public Private Differences in Hospital Approaches to Population Health”
Danielle Atkins received her Ph.D. (2013) and MPA (2009) at the University of Georgia. Before coming to UCF, she taught at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She studies health policy and focuses on issues related to maternal and child health, reproductive health, substance abuse and risky behaviors. She also studies representative bureaucracy and education policy. Atkins’ research has appeared in Health Services Research, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Management Review and Journal of Public Health Policy.

Meghan Gabriel
Assistant Professor
University of Central Florida
Presentation: “Public Private Differences in Hospital Approaches to Population Health”
Meghan Hufstader Gabriel, Ph.D., is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Health Management and Informatics at the University of Central Florida. She was previously at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology as an economist. Prior to ONC, she was a consultant in the Health Economics and Outcomes Research Department at Covance, a drug development services company.Gabriel’s main research focus is the value of health information technology. Her manuscripts are published in journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, Health Affairs, and the American Journal of Managed Care.

Michael Turtz
Administrative Staff Assistant
FAU Office of the Provost
Presentation: “A Comparative Analysis of International Travel Efficiency in the United States: Security Delays in Federally-Managed and Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Airports”
Michael Turtz is the administrative staff assistant in the Office of the Provost, working with the entire Division of Academic Affairs. In this capacity, Michael acts as administrative support to the office staff and to the University Faculty Senate. Michael received his master’s degree in public administration from FAU’s College for Design and Social Inquiry. He also earned his bachelor’s degree from the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, with a concentration in political science. Michael began the Ph.D. in Public Administration program part-time in spring 2017. Prior to assuming his current position, Michael worked as the annual giving coordinator for the Division of Institutional Advancement.

Rui Yang
Center for Public and Nonprofit Management
Presentation: “Modeling, Optimization and Simulation of Public Service Outsourcing Process”
Rui Yang is a visiting scholar who is currently earning her doctoral degree in public administration from the School of Public Policy and Administration at Xi’an Jiaotong University in China. Her research interests include collaborative governance, network governance and public service outsourcing. She is currently studying the most effective outsourcing modes for legal aid service provided by the local government in China. She has been published in China Soft Science, Science of Science, and Management of Science and Technology.

Lawrence Martin
University of Central Florida
Presentation: “Pay for Performance, Social Impact Bonds and Performance-Based Contracting: Implications for Community Based Agencies”
Lawrence Martin is a professor within the Doctoral Program in Public Affairs within UCF’s College of Health and Public Affairs, where he has worked for the past 15 years. Prior to UCF, he served as an associate professor at Columbia University’s School of Social Work and at Florida Atlantic University’s School of Public Administration. He has served as a consultant for a variety of organizations, and he currently sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Public Procurement and Human Service Organizations, Management and Governance.