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Forest Kim

Clinical Associate Professor - Economics

Contact Information

Email:  Forest_Kim@baylor.edu
Campus Phone:  (254) 710-2263
Mailing Address:  One Bear Place #98003
Office Location:   410.34

Educational Background

  • PHD - Health Services Research, University Of Washington
  • MBA, University Of Texas San Antonio
  • MHA - Health Care Administration, Baylor University
  • MA, Chapman University
  • BS - Physiological Science, University Of California Los Angeles

Work Experience

  • Associate Professor and Program Director, University of the Incarnate Word (August 2017 - May 2019)
  • Clinical Associate Professor and Program Director, Baylor University (June 2017 - Present)
  • Program Director & Assistant Professor, Army-Baylor Graduate Program in Health & Business Administration, San Antonio, TX (June 2014 - July 2017)
  • Advisor to Afghan Surgeons General/ Armed Forces Academy of Medical Sciences Advisory Team Leader, NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan (November 2013 - May 2014)
  • Assistant Professor & Deputy Directory (MHA), Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Health & Business Administration (August 2009 - October 2013)
  • Deputy Director, Department of Healthcare Operations, Brooke Army Medical Center (June 2005 - June 2006)
  • Healthcare Administrator, Department of Surgery, Brooke Army Medical Center (May 2003 - June 2005)
  • Human Resources and Logistics Manager (Company Commander), B & Medical Holding Company, Madigan Army Medical Center (October 1999 - March 2001)
  • Healthcare Administrator, Department of Family Practice, Madigan Army Medical Center (October 1998 - September 1999)
  • Healthcare Administrator, Ft. Lewis & Yakima Troop Clinics, Madigan Army Medical Center (May 1997 - September 1998)
  • Healthcare Administrator, Department of Anesthesia & Operative Services, Madigan Army Medical Center (February 1997 - May 1997)
  • Chief Operating Officer, 168th Area Support Medical Battalion, 18th MEDCOM (January 1996 - January 1997)

Consulting

  • Management, Good Seed Publishing, San Antonio, TX (January 2013 - March 2013)
  • Management, U.S. Army Operating Room Technician Program (68D), Fort Sam Houston, TX (November 2011 - February 2012)
  • Community Service, Lifehouse Church, San Antonio, TX (May 2011 - September 2012)
  • Management, Interservice Physicians Assistant Program, Fort Sam Houston, TX (May 2010 - June 2011)

Awards and Honors

  • Meritorious Service Medal, Department of the Army (October 2017)
  • American College of Healthcare Executives Regent Career Award, American College of Healthcare Executives (March 2017)
  • Order of Military Medical Merit, U.S. Army Medical Department (December 2015)
  • Honorable Mention, Outstanding Research Accomplishment/Team/Academic, Military Health System Research Symposium (August 2015)
  • Bronze Star Medal, Department of the Army (May 2014)
  • Meritorious Service Medal, Department of the Army (October 2013)
  • Instructor of the Year Award, Army-Baylor MHA/MBA Program (June 2013)
  • Researcher of the Year Award, South Texas ACHE (January 2013)
  • Distinguished Faculty Service Award, Army-Baylor MHA/MBA Program (June 2012)
  • Professor of the Semester, Army-Baylor MHA/MBA Program (June 2010)
  • ACHE Early Career Healthcare Executive Award, American College of Healthcare Executives (2006)
  • Meritorious Service Medal, Department of the Army (2006)
  • Army Achievement Medal, Department of the Army (2003)
  • Meritorious Service Medal, Department of the Army (2001)
  • Army Achievement Medal, Department of the Army (1999)
  • Meritorious Service Medal, Department of the Army (1999)
  • Army Achievement Medal, Department of the Army (1998)
  • Army Commendation Medal, Department of the Army (1997)
  • George C. Marshall Award, The George C. Marshall Foundation (1995)

Licensures and Certifications

  • Fellow, ACHE, American College of Healthcare Executives (2007 - Present)
  • Voluntary Leadership Executive Certificate, Chapman University (2000 - Present)

Professional Memberships

  • Central Texas Chapter, American College of Healthcare Executives (June 2019 - Present)
  • South Texas Chapter, American College of Healthcare Executives (August 2009 - May 2019)
  • Academy of Management
  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Army-Baylor Alumni Network
  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration

Biography

Forest S. Kim, PhD, MBA, MHA, FACHE is Program Director of the Robbins Master in Business Administration in Healthcare and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Prior to this time, he served as Program Director of the University of the Incarnate Word Graduate Program in Health Administration in San Antonio, Texas. Formerly, he served 22 years on active duty in the Army as a health care administrator and educator culminating as Program Director of the Army-Baylor Master in Health and Business Administration Program. His academic credentials include a PhD in Health Services Research from the University of Washington, a Master of Health Care Administration from Baylor University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University. Dr. Kim received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Physiological Sciences from UCLA in 1995 and was commissioned through the ROTC. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and board member of the Commission on the Accreditation of Health Management Education (CAHME). Dr. Kim’s research interests include federal health program evaluation, graduate educational outcomes, and competency development and assessment.

Publications

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

""Throw you to the wolves” and other strategies for developing the interpersonal skills of recent entrants to healthcare management: A mixed methods study.," Journal of Health Administration Education, (November 2020) (coauthors: Mark Bonica, Lawrence M. Johnson, Douglas Swift, Bradley M. Beauvais, A. David Mangelsdorff).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Helping healthcare administration students develop the appropriate skills to identify, measure, and manage disparities in long-term services and supports.," Journal of Health Administration Education, (September 2020) (coauthors: Darren Liu, Burston).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"A Reformed Individual Market for All: Using Long-Term Health Insurance to Limit Fragmentation," Health Management, Policy & Innovation, Vol. 4, No. 3, (October 2019) (coauthors: Michael Richards).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Does Patient Safety Pay? Evaluating the Association Between Surgical Care Improvement Project Performance and Hospital Profitability," Journal of Healthcare Management, Vol. 64, No. 3, (May 2019), pp. 142--154 (coauthors: Brad Beauvais, Jason Richter, Greg Sickels, Torry Hook, Sean Kiley, Thomas Horal).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Evaluation of Content Delivery Modalities to Support Health Management Education," Journal of Health Administration Education, Vol. 36, No. 2, (January 2019), pp. 169--190 (coauthors: Brad Beauvais, Glen Gilson, Tyler Towers, Laura McMullen, Jennifer Cournoyer, Cory Moore).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Doing well by doing good: Evaluating the influence of patient safety performance on hospital financial outcomes," Health Care Manage Review, Vol. 44, No. 1, (January 2019), pp. 2--9 (coauthors: Brad Beauvais, Jason Richter).

"Glucose-6-Phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency is associated with cardiovascular disease in US Military centers," Texas Heart Institute Journal, Vol. 45, No. 3, (June 2018), pp. 144--150 (coauthors: John E Thomas, Seungho Kang, Charles J Wyatt, Mangelsdorff, A David, Fred Weigel).

"Implications of early and guideline adherent physical therapy for low back pain on utilization and costs," BMC Health Services Research, Vol. 15, No. 1, (March 2015), pp. 150 (coauthors: John D Childs, Julie M Fritz, Samuel S Wu, Timothy W Flynn, Robert S Wainner, Eric K Robertson, Steven Z George).

"Factors associated with adoption of health information technology: a conceptual model based on a systematic review," JMIR Medical Informatics, Vol. 2, No. 1, (May 2014) (coauthors: Clemens Scott Kruse, Jonathan DeShazo, Lawrence Fulton).

"Patient Centered Medical Home Implementation Effects on Emergency Room Utilization: A Case Study," Hospital Topics, Vol. 92, No. 3, (2014), pp. 59-65 (coauthors: Bradley Beauvais, A. David Mangelsdorff).

"The Effect of Patient-Centered Medical Home Implementation on Cervical Cancer screening Compliance Rates at the Screaming Eagle Medical Home," Vol. PB 8-14, No. 1/2/3, (January 2014), pp. 95 (coauthors: Mishaw Cuyler, A. David Mangelsdorff).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"The Military Managed Care Health System," , Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett, 2013 (coauthors: Coppola M Nicholas, Hudak P. Ron, Fulton Lawrence, Harrison P J, Kerr Bernie).

"Is the ASVAB ST composite score a reliable predictor of first attempt graduation for the United States operating room specialist course?," Military Medicine, Vol. 177, No. 11, (November 2012), pp. 1352-8 (coauthors: Joel Grant, Angel L. Vargas, Robert A. Holcek, Carolyn H. Watson, Jennifer Grant).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Portfolios in the applied setting: Assessing student performance & competency achievement in graduate management education," (October 2012) (coauthors: Bradley B. Beauvais, Lawrence Johnson, Matthew S. Brooks, Paul R. Brezinski).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Adoption and implementation of competency based education - the Army Baylor Approach," Journal of Health Administration Education, Vol. 28, No. 4, (Fall 2011), pp. 299-313 (coauthors: Bradley Beauvais, Suzanne Wood, Paul Brezinski, Matthew Brooks, A. David Mangelsdorff).

"Army-Baylor Competency Model," (June 2011), pp. 16 (coauthors: Bradley Beauvais, Paul Brezinski, Matthew Brooks, Suzanne Wood, Lee Bewley, A. David Mangelsdorff).

Presentations and Proceedings

"Exceeding expectations: Ensure your students are obtaining competencies.," presented at the Association of University Programs in Health Administration Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, June 2019 (coauthors: Chris Nesser, Lynn Downs, Kevin LaFrance).

"Creating User-Friendly Competency Assessment Systems: Experiences from Three Graduate Programs," presented at the Association of University Programs in Health Administration Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, June 2018 (coauthors: Sherril Gelmon, Brad Beauvais, Anthony Stanowski).

"Mocking Birds: Using Mock Interviews for Competency Assessment at UIW.," presented at the Association of University Programs in Health Administration Annual Meeting, Philidelphia, PA, June 2018 (coauthors: Chris Nesser, Kevin LaFrance, Daniel Dominguez).
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