Walter J. Jones

Walter J. Jones, PhD

Walter J. Jones, PhD
Professor
Health Administration & Policy
151B Rutledge Avenue, MSC
962
Charleston, SC 29425

Phone: (843) 792-8464
Fax: (843) 792-3327
E-mail:
jonesw@musc.edu

Education

  • BA, Pennsylvania State University (1974)
  • MA, University of Wisconsin, Madison (1975)
  • PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison (1980)
  • MHSA, Medical University of South Carolina (1991)

Areas of Teaching

  • Health policymaking and policy analysis
  • Health economics
  • Health services administration
  • Health services research
  • Health outcomes research 
  • Research methods and statistical analysis
  • Program and policy evaluation

Research Interests

  • Health policymaking and policy analysis
  • Health economics 
  • Health services administration
  • Health services research
  • Health outcomes research
  • Research methods and statistical analysis
  • Program and policy evaluation 

Publications

  • Jones, W. J., and Honore, P. (2007).  Business and public health partnerships: Policy and regulatory challenges and successes.  Organizational Ethics, 4, 1 (Spring/Summer): 23-33.

  • Simpson, K. N.; Jones, W. J.; Rajagopalan, R; Dietz, B. (2007).  Cost effectiveness of Lopinavir/Ritonavir compared to Atazanavir plus Ritonavir in antiretroviral-experienced patients in the U.S.  Clinical Drug Investigation, 27, 7: 443-452.

  • Switzer, P. K.; Causey, T.; Jones, W. J.; Johnson, J. A.; Williams, S. P.; Kim, Y. K.; and Schumacher, J. E. (2005).  The effects that medical malpractice concerns have on the practice of psychiatry in South Carolina.  Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association, 101, 2: 25-34. 

  • Jones, W. J. (2005).  Structural and behavioral challenges to effective coordination against terrorism.  In The Terrorist Threat to Our Communities.  Vol. 1, Community Preparedness and Response to Terrorism Series.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc., 23-30.

  • Jones, W. J. (2005).  Perspectives from the field: What we can learn about antiterrorism coordination.  In The Terrorist Threat to Our Communities.  Vol. 1, Community Preparedness and Response to Terrorism Series.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc., 89-94.

  • Craig, J., and Jones, W. J. (2005).  End-of-Life Care.  Journal of Nursing Administration, 35, 4: 157-159.

  • Wager, K. A.; Lee, F. W.; Bradford, W. D.; Jones, W. J.; and Kilpatrick, A. O. (2004).  A look at South Carolina’s postpartum / infant home visit program through the viewpoint of nurses.  Public Health Nursing, 21, 6: 541-546.

  • Honore, P; and Jones, W.J. (2004). Public health finance: An investigation of jurisdiction funding patterns and performance capacity.  Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 10(5) 444-450. 

Grants

  • University of Southern Mississippi.  “Public Health Finance: Advancing a Field of Study” (grant responsibility: Co-Investigator), $639,000 grant proposal – P. I., P. Honore.  Submitted on August 7, 2006 to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, awarded February 1, 2007.  Duration of grant: 7/1/07 – 7/1/09.
  • College of Health Professions, Department of Health Administration and Policy; and College of Medicine, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery.  “A Comprehensive Model of Factors Affecting Outcomes from Ischemic Stroke” (grant responsibility: Co-Investigator), $38, 521 grant proposal – P. I., K. Simpson.  Submitted on December 15, 2006 to the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Planning Committee, Medical University of South Carolina, awarded February 7, 2007.  Duration of grant: Spring 2007 – Spring 2008.
  • Department of Health Administration and Policy, MUSC.  “Development of PharmacoModel for Kaletra vs. Boosted Atazanavir” (contract responsibility: Co Investigator), $121,000 contract with Abbott Labs – P.I., K. Simpson.  Duration of contract: 2/1/07 – 11/30/07. 
  • Center for Health Economic and Policy Studies, Department of Health Administration and Policy, MUSC.  “Precursors and Impacts of Psychiatric Facility Closure” (grant responsibility: Co-Investigator), $576,957 grant proposal – P. I., R. Lindrooth.  Submitted on March 1, 2006 to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIH), awarded December 2006.  Duration of grant: 12/15/06 – 12/14/08. 
  • Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, College of Medicine, MUSC.  “State Use of Master Settlement Agreement Funds: Developing a Report Card” (grant responsibility: Co-Investigator), $147,811 proposal – P. I., G. Silvestri.  Submitted in March 2006 to the Department of Defense, awarded April 2006.  Duration of grant: 4/06 – 9/07. 
  • Department of Health Administration and Policy, MUSC.  “Development of a New Pharmacoeconomic model for Using the New Tablet Formulation of Kaletra Versus Atazanavir Boosted with Ritonavir in Treating Antiretroviral (ARV) Experienced HIV Patients, Phase II” (contract responsibility: Co-Investigator), $52,000 contract – P. I., K. Simpson.  Submitted in January 2006 to Abbott Pharmaceuticals, awarded February 2006.  Duration of contract: 2/1/06 – 11/30/06.
  • Department of Health Administration and Policy, MUSC.  “Development of a New Pharmacoeconomic model for Using the New Tablet Formulation of Kaletra Versus Atazanavir Boosted with Ritonavir in Treating Antiretroviral (ARV) Experienced HIV Patients, Phase I” (contract responsibility: Co-Investigator), $52,000 contract – P. I., K. Simpson.  Submitted in December 2005 to Abbott Pharmaceuticals, awarded December 2005.  Duration of contract: 12/21/05 – 12/30/06.
  • Department of Epidemiology and Health Policy Research and Department of Economics, University of Florida.  “A New Method for Measuring the Public Health Impact of Increased Access to Potential Reduced Exposure Products” (Responsibility: Consultant).  Two-year $99,584 grant submitted by J. Terza, P.I., on March 5, 2004 to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, awarded July 2004.  Duration of grant: 7/1/05 – 7/1/07.
  • Center for Health Economic and Policy Studies, Department of Health Administration and Policy, MUSC.  “A New Method for Measuring the Public Health Impact of Increased Access to Potential Reduced Exposure Products” (grant responsibility, Co-Investigator), $99,584 grant proposal – P. I., J. Terza.  Submitted on March 5, 2004 to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, awarded May 2004.  Duration of grant: 9/04 – 9/06. 
  • Center for Health Economic and Policy Studies, Department of Health Administration and Policy, MUSC.  “Evaluation of South Carolina Medicaid Program” (grant responsibility, Co-Investigator), $400,000 subcontract funded by the South Carolina Medicaid Agency, through Carolina Medical Review, awarded August 2003.  Duration of grant: 8/01/03 – 7/30/04.
  • Center for Health Economic and Policy Studies, Department of Health Administration and Policy, MUSC.  “Out of Home Placement Program System Outcome Evaluation and DAODAS Prior Authorization System Outcome Evaluation” (grant responsibility, Co-Investigator), $400,000 subcontract funded by the South Carolina Medicaid Agency, through Carolina Medical Review, awarded August 2002.  Duration of grant: 8/01/02 – 7/30/04.
 
 
 

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