Resource Publications (CA)
January 21, 2020
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.38 inches | 0.54 pounds
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About the Author
Murphy Vatikeh Sirleaf Anderson is an advocate of community organization and the promotion of social justice, equality, human dignity, and freedom for all. He is the current director of programs for the Association of Liberian Lutherans in the Americas (ALLIA) and the former chairman of the Board of Directors of ALLIA and Liberians in Columbus, Inc. (LICI). He is a member of the National Black MBA Association and the Capital University and Central Michigan University Alumni Associations, and is a case manager with Franklin County Department/State of Ohio.
James A. Johnson, PhD, MPA, MScis a medical social scientist who specializes in international health and organization/systems development. He is a Full Professor in the School of Health Sciences at Central Michigan University where he teaches courses in comparative health systems, organizational behavior, and health systems thinking. Dr. Johnson is the former Chairman of the Department of Health Administration and Policy at the Medical University of South Carolina. Heis a veryactive researcher and health science writer with over 100 journal articles and19 books published. One book which is read worldwide, is titled, Comparative Health Systems: Global Perspectives where he and co-researchers analyzed the health systems of 20 different countries. He is also the co-author of the recently published Health Systems Thinking: A Primer and Essentials of Managing Public Health Organizations. Eighteen of Professor Johnson's books have been selected for the permanent collection of the National Library of Medicine. Dr. Johnson is an elected Member of the Governing Council of the American Public Health Association (APHA). He is past-editor of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Journal of Healthcare Management and currently a Contributing Editor for the Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, and global health editor for the Journal of Human Security and Resilience. He works closely with the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland and ProWorld Service Corps in Belize, Central America on international projects and student involvement. He is a regular delegate to the World Health Congress and a member of the Global Health Council. His work and travels have taken him to over 45 countries thus far. Dr. Johnson has been an invited lecturer at Oxford University (England); Beijing University (China); University of Dublin (Ireland); University of Colima (Mexico); St. George's University (Grenada) and University of Pretoria (South Africa), as well as, universities, associations, and health organizations within the U.S., including visiting professorships at University of Michigan, Auburn University, and St. George's University (Grenada). Additionally, he has served on many boards including the Scientific Advisory Board of the National Diabetes Trust Foundation; American Public Health Governing Council; Board of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA); Advisory Board of the Alliance for the Blind and Visually Impaired; Board President of Charleston Low Country AIDS Services; Advisory Board of the Joint Africa Working Group; Advisory Board of the Center for Collaborative Health Leadership; and Board of Advisors for Health Systems of America.Dr. Johnson completed his Ph.D. at Florida State University where he specialized in health policy and organization development.