Fox School Faculty
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William E. Aaronson


William Aaronson

William E. Aaronson

Title: Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Associate Professor
Department: Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management

Office: Alter Hall 371
Phone: 215.204.8128

Research Interests: Efficiency and Performance in Healthcare; Teaching Effectiveness and Pedagogical Innovation; Globalization of Healthcare

Dr. Aaronson’s Curriculum Vitae

William Aaronson is the Associate Dean and Executive Academic Director for Graduate Programs at the Fox School of Business. Most recently he served as an Assistant Dean for Research and Doctoral Programs and Director of the Cochran Center for Research and Doctoral Programs.

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Dr. Aaronson successfully led the restructuring of doctoral and masters programs in business during his tenure and is known for his strategic outlook, innovative approaches to curriculum management and his collaborative leadership style. Dr. Aaronson has considerable international experience including delivery of executive training programs and collaborative research. He has been the recipient of a J. William Fulbright Senior Teaching Scholarship at the University of Matej Bel, Slovakia. Dr. Aaronson is a recognized leader in healthcare management education having served as program director and department chair. He has worked in long-term care management, been a consultant to hospitals and long-term care organizations, and served on boards of directors for long-term and primary care organizations. He has extensively researched the relationship between health policy and healthcare organizational quality and strategy. Dr. Aaronson’s research has appeared in top-tier research journals such as Health Economics, Medical Care Research and Review, Medical Care, Health Services Research, The Gerontologist, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, and Journal of Healthcare Management. Dr. Aaronson led a 5-year, $1.4 million USAID funded and AIHA managed partnership between a coalition of Philadelphia-based healthcare providers and the City Health Administration, Kyiv, Ukraine. The purpose of the Kyiv-Philadelphia Partnership was to develop a system of community-based primary healthcare clinics and the infrastructure to support it.

Sample Publications

  • Counte, M., Ramirez, B. & Aaronson, W. Global healthcare management: Essential competencies and curricular changes. Journal of Health Administration Education, 2011, Summer: 227-236.
  • Aaronson, W.; Counte, M; & Ramirez, B. A comparative perspective on contemporary trends in global healthcare management education. Journal of Health Administration Education, 2008, Summer: 176-190.
  • Bernet, P; Valdmanis, V.; Rosko, M.; Pilyavsky, A.; Aaronson, W. Productivity efficiencies in Ukrainian polyclinics: Lessons for health system transitions from differential responses to market changes. Journal of Productivity Analysis, 2008, 29(3): 103-111.
  • Pilyavsky, A; Aaronson, W.; Bernet, P.; Rosko, M.; Valdmanis, V.; and Golubchikov, M. East – West: Does it make a difference on hospital efficiencies In Ukraine? Health Economics, 2006, 15: 1173-1186. (Partially funded through support from Provost’s Summer Research Fellowship).
  • Aaronson W., Bernet P., Pilyavsky A., Rosko M., Valdmanis V. (2004) Is there an east-west difference in Ukrainian hospital efficiency. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy. 2004, v.3, N1 (Supplement), S3.
  • Healey, K.; Milbourne, G.; Aaronson, W.; and Errichetti, A. Innovative Training for Integrated Primary Healthcare Teams: Simulated / Standardized Patient Training in an International Context. Families, Systems & Health, 2004, Fall. 22(3): 376-382.


Fox School of Business, Temple University

  • HCM 5102 Healthcare Leadership and Strategy
  • UBTH 5131 The Values, Ethics, and Economics of Health Care Delivery in Urban Communities
  • HCM 3501 Introduction to Health Services

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