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Department ofSociology

Sheila Yuter


Sheila Yuter

Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer

  • MSPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Public Health Administration

  • Ed.D., University of San Francisco, Organizational Leadership

My area of scholarship is in applying complexity theory to better understand how organizations work and the influence informal groups have on formal hierarchies of power and authority. In addition to my academic work, I have held senior management positions in a wide variety of health and hospital systems where my work involves leading teams in strategic decision making in the context of state and federal health policy. This has ranged from improving communication between primary care and mental health providers resulting in better patient care to setting performance standards for community-based organizations to assure clients receive consistently high-quality care. I am engaged in implementing programs that address the intersection of the organizations and systems that deliver health care and their relationship to community health.

  • PHSC 1 Introduction to Public Health

  • PHSC 2 The American Health System

  • PHSC 21 Public Health and Aging

  • SOCI 49 Tech, Social Media and Society

  • SOCI 149 Tech, Innovation & Culture

  • SOCI 165 Human Services

  • PHSC/SOCI 172 Management of Health Systems