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Kathleen N. Gillespie, Ph.D.

Associate Professor; Health Management and Policy
College for Public Health and Social Justice

Courses Taught

Health Economics and Policy; Economic Evaluation; Analytical Methods for Healthcare Managers.


  • Ph.D., Economics, Washington University in St. Louis
  • M.A., Economics, Washington University in St. Louis

Research Interests

Competency-based education; economic evaluation; health economics; health services utilization.

Publications and Media Placements

  1. Yarber L, Brownson CA, Jacob RR, Baker EA, Jones E, Baumann C, Deshpande AD, Gillespie KN, Scharff DP, Brownson RC, “Evaluating a train-the-trainer approach for improving capacity for evidence-based decision making in public health,” BMC Health Serv Res. 2015 Dec 12;15(1):547

  2. Evidence Based Public Health, Brownson R, Baker B, Leet T, Gillespie KN, and True WR.  London:  Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, 2010. Translated into several languages, including Chinese.

  3. Lomperis AMT, Gillespie KN, Evashwick C, and Turner J, “A New Approach for Assessing Student Competency Achievement:  The SLU MHA Competency-Based Oral Comprehensive Examination,” J Health Administration Education, 2013 Fall;27(4):277-302.

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration
  • American Society of Health Economists
  • International Health Economics Association