Brian T. Malec, PhD, received his doctorate from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University specializing in healthcare economics. He has an extensive teaching background in health administration graduate programs and for the past 27 years has been at California State University, Northridge. He is the past Department Chair of Health Sciences and current graduate program coordinator of the Master of Science in Health Administration program. His main areas of teaching include healthcare economics and national health policy, health information systems, and quantitative decision-making. His areas of research include HIT workforce development, measuring and managing the economic value of HIT; and teaching HIT in graduate programs.
Dr. Malec is a frequent presenter and/or moderator at national and international conferences including HIMSS, HIMSS Europe and HIMSS AsiaPacific. He is also the leader of the AUPHA Academic Forum, which presents faculty research each year at HIMSS. He has recently written and edited of a book on Careers in Health Information Technology.