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Michael Meacham

Michael R. Meacham, JD, MPH

Michael R. Meacham, JD, MPH
Associate Professor
Department of Healthcare Leadership & Management
151-B Rutledge Ave, MSC 962

Charleston, SC 29425

Office: B405

Phone: (843) 792-5402
Fax: (843) 792-3327


  • JD, University of Kansas
  • MPH, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita State University

Areas of Teaching

  • Development, enactment and implementation of public policy
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Leadership and management of healthcare organizations
  • Strategic planning for health care organizations, leadership and health policy


  • Member, Kansas House of Representatives, 1977-1985
    • Member of the Appropriations Committee
    • Author of legislation establishing the Kansas High Technology Commission, which became the Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation
  • Attorney and Non-profit executive, 1983-1995
  • Director and Legal Counsel, Community Care of Kansas, 1996-1998
  • Director of Health System Development for Connecticut’s Office of Health Care Access, 1998-2001
    • Led administrative improvements in Connecticut's Certificate of Need Law and other regulatory reforms affecting hospitals.
  • Vice President for Integrated Health Services at Eastern Connecticut Health Network, 2001-2003
    • Responsible for multiple healthcare units including administrative and clinical personnel.
    • Successfully led implementation of a 2-campus hospitalist system, improved the quality and financial outcomes of the related physician practices, the cancer center, long-term care services, school-based health clinics and Early Head Start services.
  • Associate Professor at Pennsylvania State University; Executive Director, MHA Program, 2003-2010
  • Associate Professor at Medical University of South Carolina in the Department of Healthcare Leadership and Management, 2010-Present
    • Teaching in the DHA and MHA programs
    • Leading creation of the Executive Education Curriculum

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