Vivian Valdmanis

Vivian Valdmanis
(616) 771-4170
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Master of Public Health
Western Michigan University
200 Ionia Street SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 USA
  • Ph.D., Policy Development and Program Evaluation (emphasis Economics), Vanderbilt University
  • M.P.P., Public Policy Studies, University of Michigan
  • B.A., Humanities, Michigan State University

Vivian Valdmanis has a Doctor of Philosophy, Policy Development and Program Evaluation from Vanderbilt University and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health.  Her primary research interest is productivity analysis, focusing on data envelopment analysis and health policy especially in social-economically deprived areas. She has taught health economics, (as well as public policy and analysis, introduction to economics, operations research, and introductory econometrics for health policy and public health as well as US health care systems) for over 20 years.  She holds affiliate professorships at IESEG School of Management in Lille and Paris, France and The Technical University of Delft in The Netherlands.  She has published over 50 refereed papers and book chapters, presenting her work at national and international professional meetings.  She has also researched public health issues in Mongolia, Belize, Ecuador, and Tanzania, writing policy relevant reports to granting and governmental agencies.