Faculty and Staff Profiles

CYRIL F. CHANG
Professor, Economics
Email: cchang@memphis.edu
Office Location: 312 Fogelman Clsrm Bldg
Office Hours: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Tuesdays, and by appointment
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Cyril F. Chang, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics and Director of
Methodist Le Bonheur Center for Healthcare Economics
Fogelman College of Business and Economics
The University of MemphisMemphis, Tennessee 38152

Phone 901-678-3565; Fax 901-678-2685; E-Mail: cchang@memphis.edu

Methodist Le Bonheur Center for Healthcare Economics: http://www.memphis.edu/mlche/  

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Cyril Chang is a Professor of Economics at the Fogelman College of Business and Economics, The University of Memphis, where he is also the Director of Methodist Le Bonheur Center for Healthcare Economics.  In addition to his major appointment at The University of Memphis, he serves as an adjunct Professor of Economics in the Department of Preventive Medicine, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.  

Dr. Chang received his Ph.D. in economics from The University of Virginia and has been with the University of Memphis since 1981.  He teaches Health Care Economics and Executive MBA Economics, and regularly conducts executive training seminars and workshops for health care professionals and executives.  Dr. Chang has written a book and published more than 100 articles and book chapters in health care economics and health services research.  In 2004, he won the University of Memphis’s Board of Visitors Eminent Faculty Award, the highest distinction given annually to one faculty member who has made sustained contributions to the University of Memphis in scholarly activity, teaching, and service.  His current research focuses on potentially avoidable hospitalizations, nonurgent ED visits, and the impact of health care reform.

    

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Honors/Awards
  • Fogelman College of Business and Economics Suzanne Downs Palmer Professorship for Research (Cash Award $10,000 - Fogelman College of Business and Economics, UofM - 2009
  • Suzanne Downs Palmer Professorship - Fogelman College of Business and Economics, The University of Memphis - 2006
  • UoM Board of Visitors Eminent Faculty Award - The University of Memphis - 2004
  • Suzanne Downs Palmer Professorship - Fogelman College of business and Economics, The Univ. of Memphis - 2002
  • UoM Alumni Assn Distinguished Teaching Award - The University of Memphis - 2002
  • UoM Alumni Assn. Distinguished Research Award - The University of Memphis - 1996

Support

  • Analysis of ED Utilization of TennCare Enrollees Under the UnitedHealthCare Community Plan - UnitedHealthCare - $40,000 - 2013
  • Aligning Forces for Quality_Cost and Quality Analysis - Healthy Memphis Common Table/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - $60,000 - 2011-2013
  • Cost Analysis of the Nurse-Family Partnership Program - Le Bonheur Children's Hospital/Tenn Dept. of Health - $41,625 - 2011-2013
  • Impact of Health Reform on Health System in Tennessee - BCBS of Tennessee/The Assisi Foundation - $70,000 - 2011-2012
  • Economic Impact of University of Tennessee Health Science Center - UT Health Science Center - $45,000 - 2011-2012
  • Impact of Health Reform in Shelby County, Tennessee - The Assisi Foundation - $44,944 - 2010-2011
  • “Impacts of TennCare Pharmacy Limits on Health Care Utilization and Costs” - Pfizer Pharmaceutical Economics & Policy Council of Pfizer, Inc. - $112,708 - 2007-08
  • “Logistic Analysis of the Role of Race and Insurance on Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations in Tennessee” - BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation and the Tennessee Hospital Discharge Data - $75,473, $24,000 - 2003-04
  • “Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations in Tennessee: A Descriptive Study” - BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee - $25,000, $12,000 - 1997-2002
  • State Health Planning Grant to Study the Uninsured in Tennessee - A subcontract grant from the University of Tennessee, Health Science Center - $12,028 - 2005

Outreach

  • Healthy Shelby Project - Memphis Fast Forward and Healthy Memphis Common Table - 2013 - Memphis Fast Forward
  • Project Better Care - Memphis Medical Society - 2012-2013 - Healthy Memphis Common Table
  • Health Care Research Journal Club - Health care researchers, practitioners and administrators - 2005 to Date - Methodist Le Bonheur Center for Healthcare Economics
  • Scientific Review Committee -   - 2007-2008 - The International Health Care Economics Association (iHEA)
  • Board of Directors, The Urban Child Institute -   - 2004- - The Urban Child Institute (formerly the LHS, Inc.)
  • Shelby County Healthy Community Commission -   - 2003- - Mayor AC Wharton, Shelby County Government
  • Board of Directors, Center for Health Quality (former the Mid-South Medical Foundation of Memphis) -   - 2003- - Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) and Center for Health Quality (QSource)
  • The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) -   - 2003- - JCAHO
  • Technical Evaluation Team for evaluating managed care contract proposals for TennCare Partners' $400 million BHO contracts for 2004-09 -   - 2003- - Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
  • The Mental Health Summit of the Memphis/Shelby County Medical Society -   - 2000- - The Shelby County/Bluff City Medical Societies
Consulting
  • Healthy Memphis Common Table, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded Align Forces for Quality (A4FQ) organization - 2011-2013
  • Pennsylvania Department of Health, External Reviewer of County Health Department Models and other Health Services Research Projects - 2009-2011
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center - 2009
  • The Ministry of Health of the Peoples' Republic of China - 2009
  • Medical Education and Research Institute (MERI), - 2006-2008
  • Methodist LeBonheur Health Care, Memphis, TN - 2007-08
  • LeBonheur Children's Medical Center, Memphis, TN - 2007
  • Medical Education and Research Institute (MERI) of Memphis - 2006
  • The Regional Medical Center at Memphis (The MED) - 2005
  • The Memphis & Shelby County Mental Health Summit - 2003-04
  • The Memphis & Shelby County Medical Society - 2001-03
  • The University of Tennessee Health Science Center - 2000-01
  • The Memphis & Shelby County Medical Society - 2000
  • The Regional Medical Center at Memphis - 2000
  • The Le Bonheur Health Systems, Inc. - 1999
  • FedEx - 1992-97
Journal Articles
  • Mirvis DM and Chang CF, “Tennessee’s Option to Expand Medicaid Coverage: What are the Issues?” Tennessee Medicine (The Official Journal of the Tennessee Medical Association), November/December 2012:27-31.
  • Waters TM, Chang CF, Cecil WT, Kasteridis P, Mirvis D. “Impact of Consumer Directed Health Plans on Healthcare Utilization and Costs,” Health Services Research, 2011; 46(1Pt1):155-172.
  • Warren CL, White-Means SI, Wicks MN, Chang CF, Gourley D, and Rice M “"Cost Burden of the Presenteeism Health Outcome: Diverse Workforce of Nurses and Pharmacists," Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2011; 53(1):90-99.
  • Chang CF and Troyer JL. “Trends in Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations Among Adults in Tennessee, 1998-2006,” Tennessee Medicine (The Official Journal of the Tennessee Medical Association), November/December 2011:35-45.
  • Wang J, Mullins CD, Chang CF et al. “Comparison of Changes Over Time in Health Expenditures  Per Capita Across Racial and Ethnic Groups,” Journal of Public Policy, 2010;6(3/4):172-189.
  • Steinberg SC, Faris RJ, Chang CF et al. “Impact of Adherence to Interferons in the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis,” Clinical Drug Investigation, 2010; 30(2):89-100.
  • Herrod HG and Chang CF. “Variations in Charges for the Care of Low Birth Weight Infants among Academic Hospitals,” Clinical Pediatrics, 2010; 49(5):443-449.
  • Chang, CF and Troyer, JL. “The Impact of TennCare on Hospital Efficiency,” Health Care Management Science 2009; 12(3):201-216.
  • Chang, CF, Herrod, HG and Steinberg, SS. “Prevalence and Costs of Acute and Chronic Potentially Avoidable Pediatric Hospitalizations in Tennessee,” Tennessee Medicine (The Official Journal of the Tennessee Medical Association), 2009; 102(11):35-39.
  • Chang, CF and Pope, RA. “Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations: An Analysis of Prevalence Disparities associated with Gender, Race and Insurance,” Public Health Reports 2009; 124(1):127-37. 
  • Chang, CF, Mirvis, DM and Waters, TW. “The Effects of Race and Insurance on the Likelihood of Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations in Tennessee,” Medical Care Research and Review 2008; 65(5):596-616.
  • Nichols, LO, Chang, CF, Lummus, A et al. “The Cost Effectiveness of a Behavior Intervention with Caregivers of Alzheimer's Patients,” Journal of American Geriatric Society 2008; 56(3):413-420. 
  • Herrod, GH and Chang, CF. “Potentially Avoidable Pediatric Hospitalizations as Defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: What Do They Tell Us About Disparities in Child Health?” Clinical Pediatrics 2008; 47(2):128-136.
  • Chang, CF. “From TennCare to Cover Tennessee: Providing Health Care to Low-Income Individuals and the Uninsured in Tennessee,” Managed Care (Peer Reviewed) 2007; 16(11):45-49.