Gordon Shen, SM, PhDc

Shen headshotGHES US Fellow 2013-2014

Fellowship site: Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
US institution: Yale University

Research interest: Learning about the self, from others: A study of hospital quality improvement in the Ethiopian Hospital Alliance for Quality

Gordon is a doctoral candidate in the health services and policy analysis PhD program at the University of California, Berkeley. His doctoral training is in Organization Theory, which is being applied in a dissertation titled “Institutionalization of deinstitutionalization: A cross-national analysis of mental health policy diffusion and regulatory gap.” He has also designed and administered academic research and World Health Organization commissioned consulting projects in the United States, China, Palestine, Romania, and India. These qualifications and experiences, cumulatively, make Gordon particularly well-suited to lead the proposed project on hospital alliance in Ethiopia.

Gordon will spend his fellowship year at Addis Ababa University in Addis Ababa, under the mentorship of Elizabeth Bradley, PhD. His research is entitled Learning about the self, from others: A study of hospital quality improvement in the Ethiopian Hospital Alliance for Quality. The aim of the proposed study is to examine the relationship between hospitals' participation in a quality alliance and their performance, as mediated by continuous quality improvement adoption.