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Nicolas Argy, M.D., J.D. 

During his 30 years of clinical radiology practice,  Nicolas Argy focused on education and consultation in the health, science and technology sectors. Argy currently writes and lectures on a wide range of topics in public health, risk management, process improvement, patient safety and medical errors. In addition, he has taught Health Law, Policy and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health

Argy provides consultation focused on product/business development, marketing, strategy and monetization of their products and services for both established multinational companies as well as start ups. Argy's risk management work involves risk mitigation, trial strategy and medical witness preparation. His experiecne working at both academic and community hospitals have provided invaluable understanding for the needs of both private practice and tertiary care centers.

Having founded a radiology benefits company in 1997. Argy raised the capital from the member radiologists and as Chief Medical Officer led over 100 radiologists. He also developed proprietary electronic decision support tools. Argy is Institute for Healthcare Improvement Certified, and Master Certified in Team STEPPS (process improvement) by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

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Bradley Beauvais, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.A.

Dr. Beauvais is a twenty year Veteran of the Army Medical Service Corps with extensive work in financial analysis and business strategy development.  He is Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.  He has served extensively with the Commission on the Accreditation of Health Management Education (CAHME) in various roles. His research has been published in Health Care Management Review, the Journal of Health Care Management, Hospital Topics, the Journal of Health Administration Education, Journal of Health Care Quality & the Journal of Health Care Finance. Dr. Beauvais joins our program as an adjunct professor. He also holds an appointment as an Assistant Professor at Trinity University specializing in health care financial management and performance improvement.

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Arthur Bowes, M.B.A.

Most recently, Arthur Bowes served as the Senior Vice President for the North Shore Medical Center/ Partners HealthCare System. For over 19 years Arthur has served in senior leadership roles at Partners which include assignments with Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital/Partners Continuing Care, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Partners Corporate Training and Development.

Arthur has 40 years plus with Senior Human Resources positions with the following organizations: Children’s Hospital; St. Joseph’s Hospital; Boston Hospital for Women; Harvard Community Health Plan; Apollo Computer/Hewlett Packard and Digital Equipment Corporation. With over 30 years teaching in both undergraduate and graduate programs at Lesley University, Emmanuel College, and UMass/Boston, Arthur is currently serving as both a BC MHA Faculty member and as a member of the BC MHA Industry Advisory Board.

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Jon Chilingerian, Ph.D. 

Dr. Jon A. Chilingerian is a tenured professor at Brandeis University and Adjunct Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts School of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management. In 2016, he was ranked as one of the top 20 professors of healthcare management in the world.

In 2011-2012, he was a visiting professor of organizational behavior and health care management at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

He teaches graduate courses and executive education sessions in Organizational Theory and Behavior, Management of Health Care Organizations, and Health Services Research. He began working with DEA as a Doctoral Student at MIT. Today Professor Chilingerian is an international expert on health applications of DEA.

He is Principal Investigator and Director the AHRQ Doctoral Program in Health Services Research. He is founding director of the M.D.-M.B.A. Program in Health Management with Tufts Medical School (1995-present), which is the largest M.D.-M.B.A. program in the United States today with over 200 graduates. Since 1999, the program has graduated an average of 15 M.D.-M.B.A. students each year.

Professor Chilingerian has lectured across the globe including in Armenia, Belgium, Brazil, China, Denmark, England, Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa, and Spain. He is Program Director of the Brandeis Health Leadership Program, a one-week residential program sponsored by the American College of Surgeons, and the Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education.

Dr. Chilingerian was former chair of the Health Care Management Division of the Academy of Management. His research focuses on managing health care organizations, ranging from studies of executive leadership and management of professionals to the measurement of performance (i.e., productive efficiency, quality, etc.), identification of physician best practices, and the analysis of effective operating strategies. He is currently working on advancing clinical applications of DEA by studying quality, productivity, and technical change in a variety of procedures such as orthopedic, cardiac and breast cancer surgeries.

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Lynn Downs, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Captain Lynn T. Downs, a commissioned Medical Service Corps officer, United States Navy is a native of Burnet, Texas.  She received her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas, Austin, Texas; her Masters of Business Administration from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas and her Doctorate of Philosophy in Public Administration from American University, Washington, DC. 

She has served in various health care administrative roles throughout her 26 year Naval Career. Her various positions include several administrative assistant roles early in her career, clinical manager of an medium overseas hospital, staff position with medical headquarters in the personnel management placement command, department manager for administration at a large teaching hospital, senior administrator of all east coast military fleet medical assets, assistant administrator for a large teaching hospital, head of all east coast staffing placement and currently as deputy director and assistant professor for the Army-Baylor Graduate Program in Health and Business Administration

She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, a Fellow for the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education, a committee member for the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, member of the American Society for Public Administration and Academy of Management.

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Larry Fulton, Ph.D.

Larry Fulton is an Assistant Professor of Health Organization Management in the Rawls College of Business. His research applies advanced quantitative methods to support decision making within the Medical and Department of Defense sectors. He has more than 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and proceedings as well as external grants and book chapters.

Dr. Fulton retired from the Army Medical Department after attaining the rank of Colonel. His highest peacetime award is the Legion of Merit, and he earned the Bronze Star as well as Air Medals during various combat operations.

Larry received his Ph.D. in Management Science & Information Systems from the University of Texas at Austin as well as his Master of Science in Statistics (MSStat). He holds graduate degrees in Health Administration (Baylor), Human Resources Management (Troy), Strategy (Army War College), and Military Science (Command and General Staff College).

Dr. Fulton is a Chartered Scientist and Statistician, Royal Statistical Society (CStat CSci); a Professional Statistician, American Statistical Society (PStat); a Certified Analytics Professional, Institute of Operations Research & Management Science (CAP); a Certified Quality Engineer and Six Sigma Black Belt, American Society for Quality (CQE CSSBB); and a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). As a former medical evacuation pilot, he remains an active civilian aviator.