Christina Bennett

Contact Information

  • Adjunct Professor

Education

B.S., Magna Cum Laude, Vanderbilt University, 2004

J.D., Washington University in St. Louis, 2007

Research Interests

  • Graduate pedagogy
  • Intersection of public health and law
  • Medicaid (Tennessee and Oklahoma)

About

Professor Bennett graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, where she competed regularly in moot court competitions and received several recognitions for her dedication to public service. During her third year of law school, Bennett also represented victims of domestic violence and police brutality in the Civil Justice Clinic. After graduation, Bennett clerked for two years with Judge R. W. Wedemeyer on the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals. She then joined a small firm in Nashville, Tennessee, where she managed the bankruptcy and debt-related practice. After practicing, Bennett joined Vanderbilt University Law School Professor Roger Conner to form Common Ground Cases, a public policy-based special project of Search for Common Ground. As the Research Director of Common Ground Cases, she developed a digital archive of documents related to TennCare (Tennessee's Medicaid program). Bennett is currently an Assistant Professor and Program Director for the Masters of Health Administration program at the College of Public Health.

Bennett is licensed to practice law in Ohio and Tennessee, and she has been admitted to U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. She is also a past member of the Harry Phillips Inns of Court.

Additional Information

Publications

Systematic literature review to understand factors that impact career advancement for women healthcare executives

Submitted for review

Co-authored

Lessons from a historical case study in the realm of repeal and replace politics.

Submitted for review

Graduate program strategic planning using a SWOT/Key performance indicator matrix for continuous curricular improvement

Submitted for review

Co-authored

Weaving the thread of implicit bias through health administration curricula to overcome gender disparities in the workforce.

Forthcoming

Journal of Health Administration Education

Co-authored

Access to Governmental Lawyers in the New Administration

2017

American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Section on Teaching Methods; Spring 2017 Newsletter

Achieving MHA program alignment using PDSA rapid improvement cycles

2015

Journal of Health Administration Education

Co-authored

Developing a case study series for integrating didactic and practice-based competencies into public health curriculum

2015

ASPPH Public Health Practice Section Retreat

Understanding the effects of age, tenure, skill, and gender on employee perceptions of healthcare information technology within a Middle Eastern hospital

2015

International Journal of Healthcare Management,

Co-authored

One program’s experience with incorporating a Massive, Open, Online Course (MOOC) into healthcare administration education

2015

Journal of Health Administration Education,

Co-authored

Improving the Use of Competencies in Public Health Education

2015

American Journal of Public Health,

Co-authored

Leap of Faith

2015

Crimson Cypress

Understanding the Factors Affecting Employees’ Perceived Benefits of Healthcare Information Technology

2014

International Journal of Healthcare Management

TennCare, One State's Experiment with Medicaid Expansion

2014

Nashville, Tennessee: Vanderbilt University Press

Courses Taught

J.D.:

  • Experiencing Public Health Law 6193

Awards & Honors

Faculty Board Teaching Award, College of Public Health, May 2017

Faculty Leadership Program Fellow, June 2015

Student Association Faculty Teaching Award, College of Public Health, May 2015

Delta Omega Inductee, May 2014

Professional Associations

Member of the American Society of Law, Medicine, & Ethics

Presentations

A case study of repealing and replacing healthcare
Invited to present at the annual American Society of Law, Medicine, & Ethics (ASLME) Health Law Professor Conference, Atlanta, GA.
(2017, June)

Jay Healey Teaching Plenary – Experiential Learning in Health Law
Invited as discussion participant to the Jay Healey Teaching Plenary Session within the annual Health Law Professors conference hosted by ASLME, Atlanta, GA.   
(2017, June)

Are you part of the problem?  Teaching implicit gender bias
Invited to present at the annual meeting of Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), Long Beach, California.
(2017, June)

Access to Governmental Lawyers in the New Administration. 
American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Section on Teaching Methods.  Invited to lead national conference call discussion for members of American Association of Law Schools.  Audio recording available at Http://aals.org.
(2017, April)  

Everything and the kitchen sink: Using multiple modalities to assess student mastery
Member of discussion group Student Assessment: Tips and Tricks from the Trenches.  Invited to present and participate in discussion at the annual meeting of AALS, San Francisco, CA.
(2017, January)

Building competency-based rubrics
Annual Department of Health Administration and Policy Pedagogical Retreat, Oklahoma City, OK.
(2016, September)

Systematic literature review to understand factors that impact career advancement for women healthcare executives
Invited to present poster at the annual meeting of AUPHA, Kansas City, MO.
(2016, June)

Upping the ante:  Incorporating higher level teaching and assessment methods
Invited to present poster at the annual meeting of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), Kansas City, MO.
(2016, June)

Creating a practitioner-based and practitioner-evaluated project
Invited to lead an interactive 60-minute presentation at the annual Institute for Law Teaching and Learning conference at Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, KS.
(2016, June)

Learning, simulating, and experiencing in the realm of public health law. 
Invited to lead a World Café format presentation at the Jay Healey Teaching Plenary Session within the annual Health Law Professors conference hosted by ASLME, Boston, MA.
(2016, June)

Achieving program alignment using PDSA rapid improvement cycles
Invited to present poster at the annual meeting of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), Arlington, VA.
(2016, March)

Access denied – The status of reproductive health in Oklahoma
Invited to present as Breakout Session Leader at the annual Bridges to Access conference, sponsored by the University of Oklahoma Community Health Alliance, Oklahoma City, OK.
(2016, February)

Mastering the dark arts – teaching professionalism and communication skills at a graduate level
Invited to present poster at the annual University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Education Day, sponsored by the Academy of Teaching Scholars, Oklahoma City, OK.
(2015, September).

Moving towards inter-professional education – creating an experiential course with law and public health students
Invited to present poster at the annual University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Education Day, sponsored by the Academy of Teaching Scholars, Oklahoma City, OK.
(2015, September)

Teaching with higher level learning methods. 
Annual Department of Health Administration and Policy Pedagogical Retreat, Oklahoma City, OK.
(2015, August)

Developing a case study series for integrating didactic and practice-based competencies into public health curriculum. 
Presentation to be made by D.T. Boatright, co-chair of the Public Health Practice Section, at the ASPPH Public Health Practice Section Retreat, Park City, Utah.
(2015, June)

Creating an inter-professional and experiential course with law and public health students
Invited to present poster at the annual meeting of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), Miami, FL.
(2015, June)

Understanding why managed care “failed” for SoonerCare and the policy implications of it for Medicaid expansion in Oklahoma
Poster and oral presentation at the Faculty Leadership Program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
(2015, June)

Exiting the Silo: the JD-MPH dual degree at the University of Oklahoma College of Public Health
Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), Arlington, VA.
(2015, March)

Creating an inter-professional and experiential course with law and public health students
Invited to present poster at the annual meeting of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), Arlington, VA.
(2015, March)

MOOC + Classroom = Leadership; Using a Massive, Open, Online Course in healthcare administration and policy education
Presentation at the OU Academic Technology Expo, Norman, OK.   
(2015, January)

Contraception, Corporations, and Courts: Understanding the Hobby Lobby Case
Presentation jointly sponsored by University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Public Health Interest Group, Medical Students for Choice, and Obstetrics/Gynecology Interest Group; College of Public Health Student Association; American College of Healthcare Executives Student Affiliate at the College of Public Health; and the College of Law Organization for the Advancement of Women Lawyers.   Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
(2014, October)

Professional Service

Local/Regional

Grant Review Chair, Komen for the Cure, Central and Western Oklahoma, 2016-2017

Grant Review Panel, Komen for the Cure, Central and Western Oklahoma, 2014, 2015, 2016

National

AUPHA’s Journal of Health Administration Education Review Panel, July 2016 - present

Policy Subcommittee, American Public Health Association, October 2014 – present

Expert panelist reviewer, The Potential of Shared Savings Models to Support Integrated Health and Social Services for Complex Patients, Commonwealth Fund Grant #20140746, September-October 2014

 

 

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