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Nathan W. Carroll, PhD

Associate Professor

Email: carrolln@vcu.edu


PhD, Health Service Organization and Policy, University of Michigan
MHA, Virginia Commonwealth University
BS, Commerce (finance), University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce

Faculty Bio

Nathan W. Carroll, PhD is an Associate Professor of Health Administration.  He specializes in financial management and seeks to understand how healthcare organizations respond to the incentives present in the healthcare system.  He has studied topics that include healthcare organizations’ financial management practices, the cost implications of organizational initiatives, and the strategies healthcare organizations pursue in response to new reimbursement systems.  His work has been published in leading journals including Medical Care Research and Review, Health Care Management Review, and the American Journal of Managed Care.   He has taught courses in healthcare accounting and finance to a variety of students including practicing managers and clinicians.  

Before joining the faculty at VCU, Dr. Carroll was an assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  He earned his Ph.D. in Health Services Organization and Policy from the University of Michigan, an MHA from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia.  Prior to entering academia, Dr. Carroll worked in managed care and long-term care.

Publications (5 most recent)

Meese K*, LR Hearld, SJ O’Connor, B Sen, NW Carroll. Environmental and Organizational Correlates of Provider Sponsored Health Plans. Accepted at Health Care Management Review.

Puro N*, N Borkowski, S Feyereisen, L Hearld, NW Carroll, J Byrd, D Smith, A Ghiasi*.  The Role of Organizational Slack in Buffering Financially Distressed Hospitals from Market Exits.  Journal of Healthcare Management.  66(1).  2021.

Carroll, NW, J Clement.  Hospital Performance in the First Six Years of Medicare’s Value Based Purchasing Program. Medical Care Research and Review. 2020.

Carroll, NW, DG Smith, JRC Wheeler.  The Cost of Capital, Leverage and System Membership: Does System Membership Help Hospitals Achieve Optimal Leverage?  Advances in Health Care Management.  Volume 19: Transforming Health Care.  2020.  

Carroll, NW, AG Hall, S Feldman, M Thirumalai, JT Wade, J Rimmer.  Enhancing Transitions from Rehabilitation Patient to Wellness Participant for People with Disabilities: An Opportunity for Hospital Community Benefit.  Frontiers in Public Health.  8(8).  2020.