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PJ Maddox, EdD, MSN, RN

Chair, Department of Health Administration and Policy
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Dr. Maddox is Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Administration and Policy at George Mason University. She is a nurse with a distinguished career in health services administration, health policy analysis and health services research. Dr. Maddox's academic and research interests range from health reform to understanding the impact of financing arrangements and delivery systems on health care quality and access, to health workforce planning.  She is a recognized expert in health systems management, health reform policy and health services research.   

Dr. Maddox came to George Mason University in 1995 from the National Institutes of Health.  At Mason she developed the graduate programs in health administration and policy and established the health services research program in the Center for Health Policy, Research & Ethics where she served as its Director. At the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, she served as a Clinical Center Deputy Director.  Prior to NIH, she has held management and academic teaching appointments in a variety of universities and academic medical centers throughout the US (Saint Mary's Hospital, Reno, NV, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, MA, University of California Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, and INOVA Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax, VA).  

She is the recipient of numerous professional awards and serves on philanthropic boards and service organizations concerned with community and international health.  She is recognized by Modern Healthcare among the Top Health Administration Faculty in the US and is a member of the Governor's Virginia Health Reform Implementation commission. She is the author of numerous textbook chapters, articles and papers on policy, technology and ethics in health management and applied health services research.  

As a researcher Dr. Maddox's work has involved the evaluation of state telehealth programs, testing a proposed federal program funding allocation methodologies, evaluating state Medicaid program outcomes, and health workforce planning.  Other funded research and program development projects include federally funded state planning grants to expand health insurance coverage and developing RN and MD supply and demand models for state-level workforce planning and state and county public health planning. Internationally, she has worked with various entities in PAHO and Middle East Gulf Coast countries to develop regulatory standards for health professions education and practice.  Her current research involves conducting community health status assessments, a Community Transformation Grant for public health improvement in Fairfax County and working with state and county entities to conduct health reform implementation impact analyses. 

 

Degrees

EdD, Health Administration, Teachers College, Columbia University (1995)

MSN, Nursing, Catholic University of America (1981)

BSN, Cum Laude, Nursing, University of Nevada (1974)

Research

Research Interests

  • Health management
  • Strategic planning
  • Health policy analysis
  • Health outcomes research 

Publications

Al-Dossary, R. N., Kitsantas, P., & Maddox, P. J. (2016). Residency programs and clinical leadership skills among new Saudi graduate nurses. Journal of Professional Nursing, 32(2), 152-158. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.profnurs.2015.10.004

AL-Dossary, R. N., Kitsantas, P., & Maddox, P. J. (2016). Clinical decision-making among new graduate nurses attending residency programs in Saudi Arabia. Applied Nursing Research, 29(1), 25-30. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.apnr.2015.05.008

Rosen, B. S., Maddox, P. J., & Ray, N. (2013). A position paper on how cost and quality reforms are changing healthcare in America: Focus on nutrition. JPEN Journal Of Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition, 37(6), 796-801. http://doi.org/10.1177/0148607113492337

Maddox, P.J. (2002). Health policy and politics. HIPAA: Update on rule revisions and compliance requirements. Nursing Economic$, 20(2), 88-92.

Maddox, P.J. (2001). Bioterrorism: A renewed public health threat...this article originally appeared in Nursing Economic$, 19(6), 286-290, and is reprinted here with permission of the publisher. Dermatology Nursing, 13(6), 437-441.

Maddox, P. (2001). Ethics, law, and policy. Bioterrorism: A renewed public health threat. MEDSURG Nursing, 10(6), 333-337.

Maddox, P.J. (2001). Health policy and politics. Bioterrorism: A renewed public health threat. Nursing Economic$, 19(6), 286-290.

Maddox, P.J. (2001). Health policy and politics. Update on national quality of care initiatives. Nursing Economic$, 19(3), 121-124.

Maddox, P.J. (2000). Health policy and politics. Update on the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act: HIPAA. Nursing Economic$, 18(6), 313-319.

Wakefield, M., & Maddox, P.J.(2000). Patient quality and safety problems in the U.S. health care system: Challenges for nursing. Nursing Economic$, 18(2), 58-62.

Maddox, P. (1998). Capitol commentary. Update on patient privacy legislation. Nursing Economic$, 16(4), 212-214.

Dall, T., Chen, Y., Seifert, R., Maddox, P., & Hogan, P. (2009). The economic value of professional nursing. Medical Care, 47(1), 97-104. http://doi.org/10.1097/MLR.0b013e3181844da8

Maddox, P., Wakefield, M., & Bull, J. (2001). Patient safety and the need for professional and educational change. Nursing Outlook, 49(1), 8-13.

Maddox, P. (2000). Practice information. Administrative ethics and the allocation of scarce resources...Reprinted with permission from Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. Virginia Nurses Today, 8(3), 14-17.

Maddox, P. (2000). Administrative ethics and the allocation of scarce resources. Utah Nurse, 9(3), 6-9.

Maddox, P. (2003). Ethics: ethics and the brave new world of e-health. Online Journal of Issues In Nursing, 8(1), 8.

Maddox, P. (2000). Administrative ethics and the allocation of scarce resources. South Carolina Nurse, 7(2), 17-19.

Maddox, P. (2000). Administrative ethics and the allocation of scarce resources...reprinted with permission from Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. DNA Reporter, 25(1), 15-17.

Maddox, P. (1998). Administrative ethics and the allocation of scarce resources. Online Journal Of Issues In Nursing, pp 7.

Wakefield, M., & Maddox, P. (2000). Optimism in the face of errors...reprinted with permission from the Washington Times, December 8, 1999. Prairie Rose, 69(1), 13.

Maddox, P., & Wakefield, M. (2001). Improving quality of care in America. Virginia Nurses Today, 9(2), 17.

Grants

2014, N. Virginia Area Health Education Council: CoPI w. Tim Henderson on Project to evaluate N. Virginia Medical Practices Cultural Completence and Compliance w. CLAS standards. (Completed).

2012, Fairfax County Health Reform Implementation Plan: Co-PI w Len Nichols on Project to Facilitate Virginia Health Reform Implementation Impact and Development of Strategic Plan Options/Recommendation for Fairfax County (Completed)

2011, CDC Community Transformation Grant Round I and II (Fairfax County): Serve on Steering Committee for the Partnership for Healthier Fairfax and Chair Health Data Task Force. (Completed).

2010-11, RWJ Health Reform Implementation Evaluation: Co-PI w/ Len Nichols on Project to Facilitate Virginia Health Reform Implementation and Assess Impact. (Completed)

2010, INOVA/GMU Research Collaborative: PI on Research Project to Modify the Economic Value of Nursing Service Model for use in US Hospitals (Completed)

2009, Virginia Bureau of Health Professions: PI on RN and MD Supply and Demand workforce study. (Completed).

2007-08, Fairfax Department of Health: PI on Study/Consultation on Development of Strategic Plan for Fairfax County School Health Services Program. (Completed)

2006, SPG III Award from Virginia Department of Health: PI on HRSA Continuation State Planning Grant to investigate the relationship between large business insurance coverage and local small business health insurance markets. (Completed)

2005, SPGII Award from Virginia Department of Health: PI on HRSA Continuation State Planning Grant to develop an electronic tool kit for community planning to expand/optimize health insurance coverage planning. (Completed)

2004, Award from George Washington University via Office of Domestic Preparedness: PI on Collaborative Project with GWU to assess of nurses educational needs and develop model education programs/content in basic and post-basic curing curriculum on disaster/emergency preparedness. (Completed)

2004, SPGI Award from Virginia Department of Health: PI on HRSA State Planning Grant to Analyze Uninsurance Among Employed Virginians and Develop an Economically Viable Model for to Increase Health Insurance Coverage. (Completed)

2003, PI on Econometric Analysis of Virginia Nursing Workforce: Study in Response to VA HB 2818. Public Report Issued January 2004. (Completed)

2001, Award from Division of Nursing, HRSA: PI on project to test a funding allocation methodology for Title VIII grants. (Completed September 2002).

2001, Award from Virginia Department of Health: PI on Study to Develop a Telemedicine Evaluation Methodology for the Commonwealth of Virginia. (Completed October 2002).

2001, Award from the American Medical Student Association (Funded by NIH office of Minority Health): PI on study to survey US Medical School Minority Student Recruitment and Retention. (Completed June 2002).

2000, Award from the Department of Medical Assistance, Richmond, VA. PI on study to evaluate Virginia Medicaid outcomes in immunization and prenatal care in 1999. (Completed)

2000, Award from Department of Medical Assistance, Richmond, VA. PI on study to analyze Virginia’s Medicaid managed care program for continuation of eligibility for HCFA 1915 b (Medicaid Managed Care) waiver. (Completed)

2000, Award from Rotary International, PI on New Opportunities grant to develop academic nurse leaders from Central and South American countries. (Completed)

1999, Award from VA. Department of Medical Assistance Services. PI on study to evaluate Virginia Medicaid immunization and prenatal care outcomes in 1998. (Completed)

1999, Award from Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services. PI on study of potential impact of Certificate of Need repeal on Long-term Care in Virginia. (Completed)

1998, Award from Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services. PI on study of the cost, quality and access for early intervention and medical services for IDEA Part C (children 0-3). P.I. on study comparing state Medicaid services and programs for Part C eligible children. (Completed)

1997, Award from American Pharmaceutical Association. Co- PI for Quality Management Project to develop an Internet Clearinghouse for Pharmacy Service and Medication Use Quality. (Completed)

1997, Award from the American Pharmaceutical Association. Co-PI on project to develop an internet-based academic course on Pharmacy Quality. (Completed)

1997, Award from Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA). Co PI for development and support of a strategic planning conference between the managed care industry (Association of Health Plans) and ALFA. (Completed)

1996, Award from College of Nursing and Health Science. PI on study to test use of a student measures in academic program evaluation for Graduate Nursing Programs. (Completed)

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