Contact Information

Bita Kash, PhD, MBA, FACHE 
TAMU 1266 
College Station, Texas 77843
tel (979) 458-0652

Eva Lee, PhD
Systems Engineering
Atlanta, GA 30332-0205
tel (404) 894-4962

James C. Benneyan, PhD
334 Snell Engineering Center
Boston, Massachusetts 02115 
tel (617) 373-2975

Harriet Black Nembhard, PhD 
310 Leonhard Building
University Park, PA 16802 
tel (814) 865-4210

James V. Gigliotti 
Industry Advisory Board Chair


Larry Gamm, Ph.D.

CHOT Director

Larry Gamm serves as Director of CHOT and is a Regents Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Texas A&M Health Science Center. He joined the School of Rural Public Health at Texas A&M in 1999.

Dr. Gamm’s research interests include: health organization transformation, health information systems, disease management, and community health partnerships. He is currently engaged in funded research and evaluation projects focused on health organization transformation, health information exchange, medical homes, multi-project management, and disease management. He has also done recent research and publications on mental health and substance abuse, including a paper to the IOM Committee on the Future of Rural Health Care, and a national study of shortages of nurses and ancillary personnel among rural hospitals. His teaching interests include: health system leadership, interorganization research, health systems change, and health management and policy. He was awarded the 1993-94 Crosby Fellowship by the American Hospital Association and a 1997 Kellogg-funded Community Care Network Faculty Fellowship from Hospital Research and Education Trust to conduct work on community health partnerships. In 2006, he received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Education and Mentoring from the Texas A&M Health Science Center. In 2008, he received the ACHE Regents Award.  He currently serves on the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services in the US Department of Health and Human Services.

He received his PhD from the University of Iowa and served on the faculty at Penn State University for over 25 years prior to joining Texas A&M. 











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