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James Studnicki, Sc.D., MPH, MBA

Vice President and Director of Data Analytics

Dr. James Studnicki was most recently the Irwin Belk Endowed Chair in Health Services Research, and Professor of Public Health Sciences, at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, College of Health and Human Services. He was the first Director of the Master of Health Science (M.H.S.) Program in Health Finance and Management at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, where he served as a faculty member for 13 years. Subsequently, he was Chairman, Department of Health Policy and Management and, Director, Center for Health Outcomes Research, at the University of South Florida Health Sciences Center. He has also been a senior hospital executive and President of a technology company which was started in a University incubator.

Dr. Studnicki’s research has focused on the use of large scale databases, and associated information technology, in analyzing outcomes at the patient, hospital and community levels. He has been a frequent contributor to the health services research and public health systems and services research literatures. His publications have appeared in some of the most influential journals in public health, medical care and information technology/sciences. He is a winner of the Article of the Year award given annually by the Public Health Systems Research (PHSR) interest group of Academy Health.

Dr. Studnicki holds both Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) and Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degrees from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree from the George Washington University.

Latest Research & News

  • Update: COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates and Abortion-Derived Cell Lines | September 30, 2020

    To view this chart as a PDF, see: COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates and Abortion-Derived Cell Lines   Updated June 2, 2021   Accurate information about the development and production of COVID-19 vaccines is essential, especially because many proposed candidates use newer molecular technologies for production of a viral vaccine. One concern regarding the ethical assessment of […]

  • A Visual Aid to Viral Infection and Vaccine Production | June 15, 2020

    This is Issue 1 in CLI’s On Science. To view this report as a PDF, see: A Visual Aid to Viral Infection and Vaccine Production   Updated November 2020   Introduction As a result of the rapid spread of the new coronavirus technically known as SARS-CoV-2, the United States and other governments have begun crash […]

  • The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Ethics of Triage | March 26, 2020

    by R. J. Snell, Ph.D. This paper can be viewed as a pdf here: The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Ethics of Triage   As the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Italy, many hospitals are overwhelmed with patients, necessitating difficult triage decisions that can seem like choosing who lives and who dies. In the United States, already […]

  • Pro-Life Topics for Lawmakers Regarding Coronavirus | March 25, 2020

    This is Issue 43 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: On Point 43 Pro-Life Topics for Lawmakers Regarding Coronavirus.   Abortion advocates have found a new ally—COVID-19.   During this intensely stressful time, the vast majority of Americans are focused on protecting their health and the health of […]

  • Planned Parenthood: “Irreplaceable” and “Lifesaving”? – Infographic | August 2, 2017

    This infographic is based on the Charlotte Lozier Institute paper, Planned Parenthood: “Irreplaceable” and “Lifesaving”?

  • Planned Parenthood: “Irreplaceable” and “Lifesaving”? |

    In its most recent annual report, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America makes two fundamental claims, both of which are directly relevant to the question involving continued government funding for its services, approximately $555 million in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016. These claims are:

    • First, that Planned Parenthood health centers are “an irreplaceable component of our country’s healthcare system”, and;
    • Second, that Planned Parenthood provides “lifesaving care.”