Simone R. Singh, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Health Management and Policy. Trained in accounting and finance, her research agenda focuses broadly on accounting practices and financial management strategies of both health care and public health organizations. Specific areas of interest include nonprofit hospitals’ provision of community benefit, hospital-public health partnerships around community health needs assessments and implementation planning, and financial and cost accounting strategies for public health agencies. Dr. Singh received her PhD in Health Services Organization and Policy in 2010 and her MA in Applied Economics in 2007, both from the University of Michigan. She received her BA in Business Administration from the University of Bayreuth, Germany in 2005.
- Ph.D., , University of Michigan, 2010
- M.A., , University of Michigan, 2007
- Diplom Business Administration, , University of Bayreuth, 2005
Research Interests & Projects
- Nonprofit hospitals' provision of community benefit under the Affordable Care Act
- Hospital-public health partnerships around community health needs assessments and implementation planning and impact of these partnerships on population health outcomes
- Development and implementation of a uniform chart of accounts for state and local public health agencies
- Costing public health services, productivity and efficiency of public health service delivery
- Impact of public health spending on population health outcomes
- Singh, S.R., Cramer, G., and Young, G.J. 2017. “The magnitude of a community’s health needs and nonprofit hospitals’ progress in meeting those needs: Are we faced with a paradox? Public Health Reports (forthcoming).
- Singh, S.R., Young, G.J., Loomer, L., and Madison, K. 2017. “State-level community benefit regulation and nonprofit hospitals’ provision of community benefits.” Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (forthcoming).
- Singh, S.R. and Young, G.J. 2017. “Tax-exempt hospitals' investments in community health and local public health spending: Patterns and relationships. Health Services Research. doi:10.1111/1475-6773.12739.
- Kullgren, J.T., Segel, J.E., Peterson, T.A., Fendrick, A.M., and Singh, S.R. 2017. “Availability and variation of publicly reported prescription drug prices.” American Journal of Managed Care 23 (7): 444-448.
- Singh, S.R. and Carlton, E. 2017. “Exploring the link between completion of accreditation prerequisites and local health departments' decision to collaborate with tax-exempt hospitals around the community health assessment.” Journal of Public Health Management and Practice 23 (2): 138-147.
- Singh, S.R., Winterbauer, N.L. Tucker, A., and Harrison, L.M. 2017. “Exploring costing methods for environmental health services in North Carolina.” Public Health Reports 132 (1): 37-40.
- Cramer, G.R., Singh, S.R., Flaherty, S., and Young, G.J. 2017. “The progress of U.S. hospitals in addressing community health needs. American Journal of Public Health 107 (2): 255-261.
- Nikpay, S., Buchmueller, T., Levy, H., and, Singh, S.R. 2016. “The relationship between uncompensated care and hospital financial position: Implications of the ACA Medicaid expansion for hospital operating margins. Journal of Health Care Finance 43 (2): 73-89.
- Singh, S.R., Bakken, E., Kindig, D.A., and Young, G.A. 2015. “Hospital community benefit in the context of the larger public health system: A state-level analysis of hospital and governmental public health spending across the United States.” Journal of Public Health Management and Practice 22 (2): 164-174.
- Rubin, D.B., Singh, S.R., and Young, G.A. 2015. “Tax-exempt hospitals and community benefit: New directions in policy and practice.” Annual Review of Public Health 36: 545-557.
- Singh, S.R., Young, G.A., Lee, S.Y.D., Song, P.H., and Alexander, J.A. 2015. “Analysis of hospitals’ community benefit expenditures’ alignment with community health needs: Evidence from a national investigation of tax-exempt hospitals.” American Journal of Public Health 105 (5): 914-921.
- Bernet, P.M. and Singh, S.R. 2015. “Economies of scale in the production of public health services: An analysis of local health districts in Florida.” American Journal of Public Health 105 (S2): S260-S267.
- Singh, S.R. 2014. “Public health spending and population health: A systematic review.” American Journal of Preventive Medicine 47 (5): 634-640.