Corporate Finance Administration

About The Professor

Jack Wheeler, Ph.D.

Professor of Health Management and Policy

Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

Faculty Associate, Institute for Social Research

1415 Washington Heights

M3138 SPH II

Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029

Office: (734) 764-5434; Fax: (734) 764-4338

E-mail: [email protected]

Professional Summary

Jack Wheeler, Ph.D., is Professor of Health Management and Policy in the University of Michigan School of Public Health, where he served as chair from 1991-1997. During his term as chair, the Department of Health Management and Policy was continuosly recognized as the leading program in health administration education in the country. He is also Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases in the University of Michigan Medical School and Faculty Associate at the Institute for Social Research.

Professor Wheeler has also held a faculty appointment in the Cornell University School of Business. He teaches finance in executive management programs at Michigan, the University of Colorado at Denver, the University of Massachusetts, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, as well as internationally under the auspices of Johnson and Johnson and Project Hope. He has served on numerous not-for-profit boards and as a consultant to health care provider organizations and health care financing organizations.

Courses Taught

HMP607: Corporate Finance for Health Care Administrators

HMP608: Health Care Financial Accounting


Ph.D., Economics and Medical Care Organization, University of Michigan, 1976

M.A., Economics, University of Michigan, 1973

B.S., Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1970

Research Interest & Projects

Professor Wheeler's research interests focus on optimal investment (capital expenditure) decisions by the health care firm, optimal financing decisions by the health care firm, and health care payment policy. His current projects include research to support the redesign of Medicare's end-stage renal disease payment program and to understand the cost of vaccine research and development.

Selected Publications

Reiter, K.L.,Wheeler, J.R.C., Smith, D.G. (2008 Forthcoming). Liquidity Constraints on Hospital Investment when Credit Markets are Tight Journal of Health Care Finance

Song, P.A., Smith, D.G., Wheeler, J.R.C. (2008 Forthcoming). It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times: A Tale of Two Years in Not-for-Profit Hospital Financial Investments Health Care Management Review

Turenne, M.N., Wolfe, R.A., Plan, Q., Hirth, R.A., Roys, E.C., Messana, J.M., Wheeler, J.R.C. (2008). Using Knowledge of Multiple LEvels of Variation in Care to Target Performance Incentives to Providers Medical Care, 46(2), 120-126.

Wheeler, J.R.C, White, B., Rauscher, S., Nahra, T.A., Reiter, K.L., Curtin, K., Damberg, C. (2007). Pay-For-Performance as a Method to Establish the Business Case for Quality Journal of Health Care Finance, 33(4), 17-30.

Hirth, R.A., Turenne, M.N., Wheeler, J.R.C., Pozniak, A.S., Tedeschi, P., Chuang, C.C., Pan, Q. Slish, K., Messana, J.M. (2007). Case-Mix Adjustment for an Expanded Renal Prospective Payment System Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 18(9), 2565-2574.

Sautter, K.M., Bokhour, B.G., White, B., Young, G., Burgess, J.F., Berlowitz, D., Wheeler, J.R.C. (2007). Early Experiences of a Hospital-based Pay-for-Performance Program Journal of Healthcare Management, 52(2), 95-108.

Pollack, H.A., Wheeler, J.R.C., Cowan, A.E., and Freed, G.L. (2007). The Impact of Managed Care Enrollment on Emergency Department Use among Children with Special Health Care Needs Medical Care, 2(45), 139-145.

Wheeler, J.R.C., Messana, J.M., Turenne, M.N., Hirth, R.A., Pozniak, A.S., Pan, Q., Chunag, C.C., Slish, K., Tedeschi, P., Roys, E.C., Wolfe, R.A. (2006). Understanding the Basic Case-Mix Adjustment for the Composite Rate American Journal of Kidney Disease, 47(4), 666-671.

Jack Wheeler
Jack Wheeler
Name: Jack Wheeler
Institution: University of Michigan