Sheila Gorman, PhD

  • Clinical Professor Emeritus, Health Policy & Management
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Sheila A. Gorman served as Deputy Chair of Health Policy and Management and Director of Executive Education from 1988 until her retirement in 2002. Her work focused on ambulatory care services, managed care, health plan performance, professional career development and management education. Dr. Gorman founded Mailman's Executive MPH Program and directed the program from its onset in 1990 until she retired. She also designed, directed and taught in the Ambulatory Care Management Institute for community health center managers, the Management Institute for Clinical Chiefs and the Management Institute for Residents at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. For her contributions to the field of healthcare management, she received the Regent's Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives in 2001.

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Professor Emeritus, Health Policy & Management

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MPH, 1971 Columbia University
  • PhD, 1981 Columbia University

Honors & Awards

Marisa de Castro Benton Prize for Outstanding Dissertation in Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia Uniiversity, 1982

Special Appreciation Award, Public Health Association of New York City, 1994

Regent's Award for Outstanding Faculty, American College of Healthcare Executives, 2001

Funding of Sheila Gorman Scholarship, Mailman School of Public Health, 2002

Academic Achievement Award, Nursing Alumni Council, Niagara University, 2009


Selected Publications

5. Markowitz, J., Gutterman, E., Schwartz, S., Link, B. and Gorman, S Health effects among firefighters following a polyvinyl chloride (pvc) fire, American Journal of Epidemiology, 1989; 129:1023-1031

Hynes,MM.,Resinger,AL.,Sisk,JE., and Gorman,SA. Women in New York City's Medicaid Program: a report on satisfaction, access and use. Journal of the Women's American Medical Association 53(2) 83-86 1998

Glied,S.,Sisk,J.,Gorman,S.,and Ganz,M. Selection, Marketing and Medicaid Managed Care 1997

Sisk,J.,Gorman,S.,Reisinger,A.,Glied,S., Dumouchel,W., and Hynes,A. Evaluation of Medicaid Managed Care: satisfaction,access and use in New York City. Journal of the American Medical Association 276(1) 50-55 1996

Rosenberg,S.,Gorman,S.,Snitzer,S.,Herbst, J., and Lynne,D. Physician patient communication in a mandatory second surgical opinion program Medical Care 27 466-477 1989