Lee Revere named chair of health services research, management and policy

Dr. Lee RevereLee Revere, Ph.D., M.S., joins the College of Public Health and Health Professions in July as chair of the department of health services research, management and policy. She currently serves as a professor in the department of management, policy and community health at the University of Texas Health Science Center Houston School of Public Health, and as the director of the George McMillan Fleming Center for Healthcare Management.

The Fleming Center educates Master of Public Health students in the healthcare management concentration, doctoral students focusing on health management and health policy, and health care professionals and managers through its executive training programs. She also has teaching responsibilities in UT Health’s schools of nursing and medicine. As UT Health’s co-director for Interprofessional Education, Revere works with her team of interprofessional colleagues to develop and implement curricula-based activities that bring together teams of students from across the health science center.

In her research, Revere has focused on the impact of fiscal policies on organizations and the patients they serve. She has received more than $6 million in external funding and published more than 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts contributing to the science of process improvement and implementation, payment reform and resulting outcomes, and health care price transparency for consumers. She was recently named an American Medical Association Health Systems Science Scholar.

“As a nation, we continue to scrutinize the rising cost of health care, which has been my research focus,” Revere said. “I have spent a great deal of time evaluating different payment structures and understanding the impact on patient-level quality and safety. I continue to be interested in the intersection of financial policy, payment reform and value-based incentives, and how these impact health care delivery. Specifically, exploring how the organizations adapt their structure, processes and networks to ensure they provide high quality, consumer-focused and sustainable care.”

Revere earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Trinity University and a Ph.D. in health policy and management from the University of South Florida College of Public Health. Prior to earning her doctorate, she held positions in the field of quality and managed health care with SunHealth Alliance, Christus Health System, Humana Health Plans and HealthHelp Networks. She has facilitated comparative utilization and benchmarking projects, aggregated and analyzed clinical quality data and spearheaded statewide managed care contracts. She left industry to pursue an academic career in health care, with the aim of coupling academic rigor with management practice.

A Florida native, Revere was drawn to the chair position for the opportunity to network and bring people together.

“At heart, I am a connector; I look for mutually beneficial opportunities to bring researchers and industry leaders together,” Revere said. “At the University of Florida, I look forward to networking and collaborating within the college, across the campus and throughout the state to support our faculty, expand our research and develop our students into impactful leaders.”