Neil Jay Sehgal
Neil J. Sehgal, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. He is actively working on the University of Maryland's fall 2020 COVID-19 mitigation and safe return to campus plans. His research focuses on healthcare outcomes, the delivery system, and health information technology. He teaches courses in healthcare management and organizational behavior in the MHA program in health services administration and in healthcare information systems in the MS in information systems program in the Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Neil collaborates with colleagues at the Center for Digital Health Innovation at the University of California, San Francisco on research on novel and emerging digital health technologies and their applicability to healthcare delivery and outcomes research, where he developed the sensor validation program.
Neil has a background in both health services and clinical research, clinical validation, biomedical and research ethics, health management and policy, and organizational behavior, with extensive research experience at UC San Francisco, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and the NIH. His research interests include sociodemographic correlates to healthcare outcomes, the use of large datasets to study patient safety and the quality of healthcare delivery, validating emerging health technologies, and understanding how innovation is translated into clinical practice. As a doctoral student Neil studied the emergence of accountable care organizations, and continues to be interested in how alternative organizational structures impact access to and availability of health services.
Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Maryland Neil was a senior research scientist at the UCSF Center for Digital Health Innovation, associate director of research for the UCSF-Samsung Digital Health Innovation Lab, health policy lead for the UCSF-Cisco Comprehensive Health Interoperability Platform collaboration, and a medical effectiveness policy analysis lead for the California Health Benefits Review Program. Prior to his doctoral studies Neil was the Data Access and Confidentiality Manager for the California Health Interview Survey and a project director in the UCLA Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology and the UCSF Division of Hospital Medicine.
Neil holds a PhD from UC Berkeley, where he studied heath services organizations and was a founding graduate research fellow of the Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, and holds a Master’s degree in Public Health and a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Ph.D., Health Services and Policy Analysis, University of California, Berkeley
M.P.H., Health Policy and Management University of California, Los Angeles