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Larry Gamm, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor
Director, Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT)


Mailing Address:
School of Rural Public Health, Health Policy & Management
1266 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-1266
Email :  Gamm@srph.tamhsc.edu
Phone 979.458.2246
Fax: 979.458.0656
Assistant: Jennifer Miller
Assistant Phone: 979.847.2468
Assistant Email:


Education and Post-Graduate Training:
Ph.D. Political Science, the University of Iowa, 1972
M.A., Political Science, the University of Iowa, 1968
B.A. Political Science, Upper Iowa University, 1965

Teaching Interests:
Health system leadership, interorgainizational research, and health systems change.


Research Interests:
Health organization transformation, health information systems, disease management, and community health partnerships

Larry Gamm, Ph.D.

Larry Gamm is Professor and Director of the National Science Foundation-funded Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT). He also serves on the Board of Directors of the ACHE-Greater Houston Chapter, Chair of its Academic-Practice Interface Committee, and President of the Chapter's Local Program Council serving Bryan/College Station and surrounding 8 counties.  He teaches, principally, the MHA capstone course on Health System Leadership and doctoral courses on interorganizational research and health system change.  

He is currently engaged in funded research or evaluation projects focused on health organization transformation, health information exchange, medical homes, multi-project management, and disease management.  He has also done recent research and publications on mental health and substance abuse, including a paper to the IOM Committee on the Future of Rural Health Care, a national study of shortages of nurses and ancillary personnel among rural hospitals, and continues some work on electronic medical records and telehealth adoption. 

He serves on the National Advisory Commission and Rural Health and Human Services, advising the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services.  He was Director of the Southwest Rural Health Research Center (2004-2007) in the School and continues as lead investigator and editor for the "Rural Healthy People 2010:  A Companion Document to Healthy People 2010."

He has served on the editorial board of the American College of Health Care Executives' Journal of Healthcare Management and other journals.  He has published in that journal and also in Healthcare Management Review, Journal of Ambulatory Practice Management, Journal of American Public Health, Journal of Rural Health, and in Health Politics, Policy and Law, and other journals. Awards:  He was awarded the 1993-94 Crosby Fellowship by the American Hospital Association and a 1997 Kellogg-funded Community Care Network Faculty Fellowship from Hospital Research and Education Trust to conduct work on community health partnerships.  In 2006, he received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Education and Mentoring from the Texas A&M Health Science Center. In 2008, he received the ACHE Regents Award.  He received his PhD from the University of Iowa and served on the faculty at Penn State University for over 25 years.  He joined the School of Rural Public Health at the Texas A&M University System in 1999.

Selected Publications:

Gamm, L., Kash., B., and Bolin, J. (2007)"Organizational Technologies for Transforming care: Measures and Strategies for Pursuit of IOM Quality Aims" Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 30(4), October/December, 291 - 301

Fenton, S.H., and Gamm, L.D. (2007) "Who's Coding and How in Physician Practices; A Survey of E/M Documentation and Coding Practices", Journal of AHIMA, 78(7), July/August, 52-55.

Fenton, S.H., and Gamm, L.D. (2007) "Evaluation and Management Coding Technology Adoption", Perspectives in Health Care Information Management, 4(7), 1-24.

Gamm, L., Bolin, J., Kash, B., (2006) "Disease Management Research and Policy Inititives," in Zazworksy, D., Bolin, J., and Gaubeca, V. eds. Handbook of Diabetes Management. New York: Springer, 283-299

Kash, B., Gamm, L., Bolin, J., Peck, B. (2005) "Opportunities for Administrators in Promoting Disease Management," Journal of Healthcare Management. 50:5. 297-310

Gamm, L., Bolin, J., Kash,  B., (2005) "Organizational Technologies of Chronic Disease Management Programs in Large Rural Multispecialty Group Practice Systems," Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. 28:3. 210-221.

Bolin, J., Gamm, L., Kash, B., Peck, B. M., (2005) "Chronic Disease Management in Rural and Underserved Populations: Innovation and Systems Improvement Help Lead to Success," Managed Care Interface. 18:3. 37-41, 55.

Gamm, L. and Hutchison, L. (2004) "Rural Healthy People 2010: Evolving Interactive Practice," American Journal of Public Health. 94 (10): 1711-1712.


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