Christina Juris Bennett, J.D.

 

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Assistant Professor, MHA Program Director
Adjunct Professor, University of Oklahoma College of Law

 

Phone: (405) 271-8001, ext 43552
Office: The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
801 Northeast 13th Street, Room 392
Post Office Box 26901
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73126-0901
Email: Christina-Bennett@ouhsc.edu
  • J.D., Washington University in St. Louis, School of Law, 2007
  • B.S., Vanderbilt University, 2004

APPOINTMENTS AND POSITIONS:

  • MHA Program Director, Department of Health Administration and Policy, July 2015
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Health Administration and Policy, 2013
  • Adjunct, College of Law, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, January 2015
  • Lecturer, Department of Health Administration and Policy, College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK, 2012
  • Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, 2011 - 2012

Selected Publications and presentations:

  • Bennett, Christina J. TennCare, a State’s Experiment with Medicaid Expansion. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2013
  • Bennett, C.J. & Boatright, D.T. “Developing a case study series for integrating didactic and practice-based competencies into public health curriculum.” White paper submitted to ASPPH Public Health Practice Section Retreat, Park City, Utah (2015)
  • Bennett, C.J., Walston, S.L., & Al-Harbi, A. “Understanding the effects of age, tenure, skill, and gender on employee perceptions of healthcare information technology within a Middle Eastern hospital, International Journal of Healthcare Management, accepted for publication (2015)
  • Bennett, C.J. & Walston, S.L. “One program’s experience with incorporating a Massive, Open, Online Course (MOOC) into healthcare administration education,” Journal of Health Administration Education, 123-132. 2015
  • Bennett, C.J. & Walston, S.L. Improving the Use of Competencies in Public Health Education, American Journal of Public Health, (2015) 105, S65-67
  • Walston, S.L, Bennett, C.J., & Al-Harbi, A. “Understanding the Factors Affecting Employees' Perceived Benefits of Healthcare Information Technology,” International Journal of Healthcare Management, (2014) 7, 35-44
  • Bennett, C.J. “Creating an inter-professional and experiential course with law and public health students.” Invited to present poster at the annual meeting of Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), Miami, FL (June 2015)
  • Bennett, C.J. “Understanding why managed care “failed” for SoonerCare and the policy implications of it for Medicaid expansion in Oklahoma.” Poster and oral presentation at the Faculty Leadership Program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (June 2015)
  • Bennett, C.J. “Exiting the Silo: the JD-MPH dual degree at the University of Oklahoma College of Public Health.” Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), Arlington, VA (March 2015)
  • Bennett, C.J. “Creating an inter-professional and experiential course with law and public health students.” Invited to present poster at the annual meeting of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), Arlington, VA. (March 2015).
  • Bennett, C.J. “MOOC + Classroom = Leadership; Using a Massive, Open, Online Course in healthcare administration and policy education.” Presentation at the OU Academic Technology Expo, Norman, OK (January 2015)
  • Bennett, C.J., J.D. (invited) & Quaas, A., M.D, Ph.D. (invited) (2014, October). “Contraception, Corporations, and Courts: Understanding The Hobby Lobby Case.” Presentation jointly sponsored by University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Public Health Interest Group, Medical Students for Choice, and Obstetrics/Gynecology Interest Group; College of Public Health Student Association; American College of Healthcare Executives Student Affiliate at the College of Public Health; and the College of Law Organization for the Advancement of Women Lawyers, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Submitted for publication:

  • Bennett, C.J., Kinney, S.K., & Mattachione, S.M. “Achieving MHA program alignment using PDSA rapid improvement cycles.” Submitted to the Journal of Health Administration Education (2015)
  • Bennett, C.J., & Walston, S.L. “A model for implementing competencies in graduate education.” Submitted to the Harvard Educational Review (2015)

Works in Progress:

  • Bennett, C.J. “Mastering the dark arts – teaching professionalism and communication skills at a graduate level.” Poster presentation at the OU Academy of Teaching Scholars Education Day, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Bennett, C.J. “Learning from the past: Using the advocacy coalition framework to understand how Tennessee expanded Medicaid in 1993.” [Paper]
  • Bennett, C.J. Online archive of TennCare documents related to TennCare, One State’s Experiment with Medicaid Expansion: https://christina-bennett.squarespace.com/

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Graduate pedagogy
  • Intersection of public health and law
  • Medicaid (Tennessee and Oklahoma)

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS:

  • Understanding the evolution of Oklahoma's Medicaid program
  • Analyzing the role of coalitions in TennCare, Tennessee’s Medicaid program
  • Behavioral health providers’ perceptions of health information exchange