Lesley Clack

Health Policy & Management
Assistant Professor
MHA Program Coordinator

Curriculum Vitae

Health Policy & Management

  • ScD, Health Systems Management, Tulane University
  • MS, Counseling Psychology, University of West Alabama
  • BS, Biological Science, University of Georgia
Areas of Expertise

Dr. Clack’s areas of expertise include health care administration, management, leadership, organizational behavior. Her research focuses on Organizational Behavior, Management and Leadership, Personality Assessment, and Quality of Life.

Honors, Awards, and Achievements
  • Fellow, Council for the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), 2018 – Present
  • Student Affairs Fellow, University of Georgia, 2018 – 2019
  • Teaching Academy Fellow, University of Georgia, 2018 – 2019
  • University System of Georgia Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Fellow, 2017 – 2018
  • Society for Personality Assessment Early Career Travel Grant, 2017
  • Faculty Poster Award, Association for Prevention Teaching and Research, 2017
  • Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Travel Award for Young Investigators, 2016
  • Omicron Delta Kappa, Tulane University, 2010
  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)
  • Academy of Management (AOM)
  • American College of Health Executives (ACHE)
  • Southern Management Association (SMA)
  • American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
  • American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Course Instruction
  • Graduate
    • HPAM 7150 U.S. Health Care Delivery Systems
    • HPAM 7250 Human Resources Management in Health Care
    • HPAM 7500 Organizational Theory & Behavior
    • HPAM 7650 Comparative Healthcare Systems
    • HPAM 8750 Quality Improvement in Health
    • HPAM 8720 Marketing of Health Care Organizations
    • HPAM 8890 Strategic Management in Health Care Organizations
    • HPAM 8920 Practice Management Consulting
  • Undergraduate
    • HPAM 3600E Introduction to Health Policy Management
    • HPAM 3650 Comparative Healthcare Systems
Research Interests

Dr. Clack’s research focuses on all aspects of healthcare management, including organizational behavior and culture, strategy, human resources, teamwork, leadership, and health informatics.

Selected Publications

Clack, L. & Fraser, W. (2019). An Examination of the Impact of Workplace Wellness Programs on Health Outcomes in the U.S. versus European Countries. Journal of Organizational Psychology, 19(4), 1-7.

Clack, L. & Woeppel, J. (2019). Importance of Analytics in Mental Health. Journal of AHIMA. 90(2): 38-39.

Cain, J., Clack, L., Houser, S., Kadlec, L., Mikaelian, R., Spears, A., & Wendicke, A. (2018). Practice Brief: Best Practices for Data Analytics Reporting Lifecycle Quality in Report Building and Data Validation. Journal of AHIMA, 89(10):  38-41.

Clack, L.A. & Ellison, R. (2018). Innovative Approaches to Management Education. Journal of Management Policies and Practices, 6(1): 6-9.

Clack, L. & Schecter, A. (2018). Streamlining the Process in Opioid Data Collection. Journal of AHIMA, 89(8): 52-53.

Clack, L. & Woeppel, J. (2018). Data Analytics Drives Strategic Planning in Healthcare. Journal of AHIMA, 89(2): 42-43.

Thomas, M., Clack, L., & Plaspohl, S. (2017). Blending Pedagogical Approaches in Public Health Education:  The ADOPT Model. Pedagogy in Health Promotion, 4(3): 227 – 233.

Cain, J.P., Clack, L., Flanigan, J., Houser, S., Kadlec, L., Vanslyke, D., & Zeglen, M. (2017). Practice Brief: Advancing HIIM Professionals in Informatics and Data Analytics. Journal of AHIMA, 88(10), 66 – 68.

Clack, L., Houser, S., Kadlec, L., Mikaelian, R., Tabisula, B., & Zeglen, M. (2017). Health Data Analytics and Informatics are Two Separate Disciplines (and Why This Matters to HIM). Journal of AHIMA, 88(10), 20 – 24.

Clack, L.A., Ashman, J., Widmer, C., & Riemann, B.L. (2017). Assessing Changes in Cognitive Function and Quality of Life Associated with Exercise in Individuals with Parkinson’s disease and their Caregivers. Biomedical Journal of Technical and Scientific Research, 1(4): 1 – 5.

Clack, L.A. (2017). Examination of Leadership and Personality Traits on the Effectiveness of Professional Communication in Healthcare. Journal of Healthcare Communications, 2(2): 1 – 4.