Center for Health & Medical Affairs

Center for Health & Medical Affairs

About Us






As part of the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, the Center for Health & Medical Affairs promotes the achievement of excellence in the health care delivery system throughout the Midwest and the nation. 

For more than 20 years the CHMA has supported the improvement in the leadership and management of health care systems through research, community outreach and the collaborative development of innovative professional and executive education programs.

The center's work focuses on:

  • Creating and developing health care leadership and management programs for both professional development and graduate degree programs
  • Designing organizational development and improvement programs for clinics, hospitals and integrated delivery systems
  • Providing a neutral forum to convene health care professionals to share best practices
  • Conducting research focused on health care leadership and operations management
  • Developing mechanisms to transfer leading edge general business practices to health care delivery

The center conducts many activities to support the delivery of high performance health care. A high performing health care system will have outstanding clinical quality, low costs and be trusted and engaged by its patients.

The work of CHMA is focused on supporting improvements in the leadership and management of health care professionals and systems through education and research.


Daniel B. McLaughlin, MHA
(651) 962-4143

Brian Campion, M.D
Senior Fellow for HealthCare Leadership
(651) 962-4136 



These individuals are contributors to the scholarly activities of the Center for Health & Medical Affairs. The center also works closely with the Health Care UST MBA faculty.

Sanjeev Bordoloi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Operations and Supply Chain Management Department

Dave Brennan Ph.D
Professor, Marketing Department

Lorman Lundsten Ph. D
Professor and Department Chair, Marketing Department

Jack Miletello, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Health Care UST MBA, Management Department

Bhabani Misra, Ph.D. 
Program Director of Graduate Programs in Software, IT & IS

John Olson, Ph.D 
Associate Professor, Operations and Supply Chain Management Department

Ernie Owens, ED.D. 
Associate Professor, Management Department

Sally Power, Ph. D. 
Professor, Management Department

Teresa Rothausen-Vange, Ph.D.
Professor of Management and Susan E. Heckler Endowed Chair in Business Administration

Michael Sheppeck, Ph. D 
Associate Professor, Management Department

Peter Southard, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Operations and Supply Chain Management Department

Chelley Vician, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Accounting Department

Fritz Wenzel, M.B.A
Distinguished Service Professor, Management Department


Many of the health care educational programs delivered within the Opus College of Business are based upon partnerships with these organizations:  

LifeSciences Alley

Minnesota Medical Group Managment Association

American College of Healthcare Executives. Minnesota Chapter



   Contact Us

Phone:   (651) 962-4245



CHMA Location

The center for Health & Medical Affairs is located in Terrence Murphy Hall on the Minneapolis Campus of the university. 

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