(2008) - Alan Lyles, ScD, MPH, a pharmacist with a doctoral degree in operations research/health policy and management, has extensive experience with health services operations and applied research. His work focuses on public and private sector arrangements in health care. Most recently he co-edited Obesity, Business and Public Policy (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2007).
Dr. Lyles is the Henry A. Rosenberg Professor of Public, Private and Nonprofit Partnerships in the School of Public Affairs’ Health Systems Management faculty at the University of Baltimore, Docent at the University of Helsinki, a Senior Fellow in the Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics, a Senior Research Associate in the Schaefer Center for Public Policy and a Senior Fellow in the Center on Drugs and Public Policy at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. In 2005, Dr. Lyles received the Distinguished Chair in Research and Scholarship from the University of Baltimore’s Yale Gordon College of Liberal Arts. He has published and lectured extensively in the U. S. and abroad. In 2006 he was the Visiting Chair in Pharmacoeconomics at the University of Helsinki, and in 2007 he received a Fulbright Senior Specialist grant to work on the pharmacoeconomics curriculum at the University of Helsinki.
Dr. Lyles’ professional practice includes having been consultant to a number of organizations. Currently, he serves as a Co-Section Editor for Pharmaceutical Economics and Health Policy, for the journal Clinical Therapeutics. He has been Chair of the Maryland Drug Use Review Board, Chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Group on Institutional Planning, and President of Delta Omega, Alpha Chapter – a national public health honor society. At the state level he has given testimony to the Maryland House Economic Matters and Environmental Matters Committees, and the Senate Finance Committee on Pharmaceutical Drugs: Cost and Access Issues.
Dr. Lyles’ operations experience with health service delivery includes administrative work in Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Comprehensive Alcoholism Program, and General Manager of its Outpatient Department (1970s); Administrator of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine (1980s); Executive Assistant to the Dean and Vice President for Medicine and, Assistant Dean for Planning and Analysis, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1990s).