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R. Paul Duncan, PhD


Malcom and Christine Randall Professorduncan-scholar resized

(352) 273-6073
HPNP, Room 3108

Paul Duncan has been a faculty member at the University of Florida since 1979. He currently serves as the Senior Associate Dean in the University of Florida Graduate School.  Previously, he served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and also as Director of the Florida Center for Medicaid and the Uninsured . Dr Duncan is a professor in the Department of Health Services Research, Management and Policy in the College of Public Health and Health Professions. His teaching assignments are targeted to the training of health services administration professionals focused on the challenges of administrative leadership in health care organizations, as well as doctoral level trainees focused on studying and understanding how the health care system works.

Dr. Duncan is a nationally prominent health services researcher, best known for his studies of access to various forms of medical and dental care. In recent years, much of his work has focused on health insurance and the uninsured. Between 1999 and 2003, he served as Principal Investigator for three major surveys examining health insurance circumstances in Florida, Indiana, and Kansas. In 2004, Florida completed a replication of the Florida Health Insurance Study under Dr. Duncan’s leadership. His current research includes a five-year contract with the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration to conduct an independent evaluation of the implementation of and outcomes related to, Florida’s Medicaid reform initiative.

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