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Paula Song, PhD

Paula Song, PhD

Associate Professor
Health Policy and Management
Director, Residential Master's Program
Health Policy and Management
  • 1105A McGavran-Greenberg Hall
  • CB #7411
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7411

Research Activities

  • Health care financial management
  • Not-for-profit hospital investment decisions and strategies
  • Business case evaluation
  • Community benefit
  • Patient Centered Outcomes Research
  • Accountable Care Organizations

Key Publications

Analysis of hospital community benefit expenditures' alignment with community health needs: evidence from a national investigation of tax-exempt hospitals. J Alexander, S Daniel Lee, S Singh, P Song, G Young (2015). American journal of public health, 105(5), 914-21.

Challenges and facilitators of community clinical oncology program participation: a qualitative study. A McAlearney, L Minasian, K Reiter, P Song, B Weiner (2013). Journal of healthcare management / American College of Healthcare Executives, 58(1), 29-44; discussion 45-6.

Hospital capital budgeting in an era of transformation. K Reiter, P Song (2013). Journal of health care finance, 39(3), 14-22.

Hospital ownership and community benefit: looking beyond uncompensated care. J Alexander, S Lee, E Seiber, P Song (2013). Journal of healthcare management / American College of Healthcare Executives, 58(2), 126-41; discussion 141-2.

Implementing high-performance work practices in healthcare organizations: qualitative and conceptual evidence. A Garman, A McAlearney, J Robbins, P Song (2013). Journal of healthcare management / American College of Healthcare Executives, 58(6), 446-62; discussion 463-4.


BA, Biological Basis of Behavior, University of Pennsylvania, 1996

MHSA, Health Services Administration, University of Michigan, 1998

MA, Applied Economics, University of Michigan, 2004

PhD, Health Services Organization and Policy, University of Michigan, 2006

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