Alan Leiken, PhD
Director, Advanced Certificate in Health Care Management
Professor Leiken received his Bachelor’s Degree from Queens College in 1974. He majored in both economics and mathematics. He then went on to Stony Brook University where he received his Ph.D. in economics in 1978. Since that time he has been a full-time faculty member in the Department of Health Care Policy and Management, School of Health Technology & Management. Since 1994 he has been the Chair of the Department and for 10 years, from 1994 — 2003, he was the School's Associate Dean for Graduate Studies.
Dr. Leiken is the Co-Director of the Advanced Certificate in Health Care Management, which he co-founded with Professor Sexton of the College of Business. He teaches graduate courses in Statistics and Health Economics. He supervises the practicum projects and advises many of the graduate students specializing in health care management.
He has published over 50 articles in referred journals, co-edited a book, and written chapters in books on health care efficiency, technology assessment, labor market analysis in health care and health policy. He has consulted with many hospitals both locally and internationally on such issues as well as with the Veterans Administration. He also consults on assessing economic damages related to legal matters and performed many such analyses related to the World Trade Center cases.
During his free time Alan plays golf and roots for the Mets, Giants, and Rangers. He lives in Setauket with his wife Nancy. His oldest daughter Tracy graduated from the University of Rhode Island in May 2005; his youngest daughter Amy is a freshman in the Newhouse School at Syracuse University.