Ohbet Cheon has been appointed assistant professor of healthcare management at Clarkson University. She will be based at the Capital Region Campus in Schenectady, N.Y.
She received her Ph.D. in political science from Texas A&M University, her master of public administration and public policy from Seoul National University, and her bachelor of arts in political science from Ewha Womans University.
Cheon's research interests are in analyzing decision-making related to strategic change initiatives in hospitals, assessing health disparities, and designing, implementing and evaluating innovative health services interventions.
She has published in the American Journal of Medical Quality, the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, the Journal of Hospital Administration, Population Health Management, and Public Management Review as well as in conference proceedings, working papers and technical reports.
Cheon's research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Houston Methodist Research Institute, and the Texas Medical Center Health Policy Institute, among other organizations.
She is a member of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, American Public Health Association, AcademyHealth, Public Management Research Association, and Midwest Political Science Association.
Cheon previously served as a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Outcomes Research at Houston Methodist Research Institute and as a postdoctoral fellow at the NSF Center for Health Organization Transformation at Texas A&M University's School of Public Health.