Fellow, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellowship, 2013
MPH in Health Policy & Management, Emory University, 2009
M.D., University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 1984
B.A. in English Literature and Biology, Washington University, 1979
Family Medicine; Health Policy; Health Disparities & Health Equity
Harry J. Heiman is Clinical Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Behavioral Sciences at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. Prior to joining Georgia State, he served as Director of the Division of Health Policy at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine, where he was also Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, with more than 20 years of clinical practice experience. Leveraging his experience as a primary care physician and expertise and experience in health policy, Dr. Heiman’s work focuses at the intersection of health policy and health equity.
Dr. Heiman received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and his master’s in public health from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. From September 2012 to August 2013, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation health policy fellow in Washington, D.C. and served on committee staff for the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives under Ranking Member Henry Waxman.
Dr. Heiman’s areas of interest and expertise include health policy, health equity, health-in-all-policies, and health system transformation. In July 2014, he was appointed to the Southeastern Health Equity Council, one of ten regional health equity councils in the U.S. formed as part of the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities. He is also a board member and former board chair of Georgians for a Healthy Future, a statewide consumer health advocacy organization.
Bayer CR, Smith LL, Volny Darko R, McKool M, Yan F, Heiman, H. Understanding health policy leaders’ training needs. PLOS ONE 12(3): e0174054. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0174054. 2017.
Heiman, HJ, Smith, LL, McKool, M, Mitchell, DN, Roth Bayer, C. Health Policy Training: A Review of the Literature. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 13(1): 20, doi:10.3390/ijerph13010020 . 2015.
Heiman, HJ, Artiga, S. “Issue Brief: Beyond Health Care: The Role of Social Determinants in Promoting Health and Health Equity.” Published online November 2015 at http://kff.org/disparities-policy/issue-brief/beyond-health-care-the-role-of-social-determinants-in-promoting-health-and-health-equity/
Abara, W, Smith, L, Zhang, S, Fairchild, AJ, Heiman, HJ, Rust, G. The Influence of Race and Comorbidity on the Timely Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy Among Older Persons Living With HIV/AIDS. American Journal of Public Health. 104(11): e135-141. PMID: 25211735. 2014
Abara, W., Heiman HJ. “The Affordable Care Act and low-income people living with HIV: Looking forward in 2014 and beyond.” Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. 25(6): 476-482. PMID: 24996850. 2014.
Artiga, S, Stephens, J, Lyons, B, Heiman, H. “Issue Brief: Advancing Opportunities, Assessing Challenges: Key Themes from a Roundtable Discussion of Health Care and Health Equity in the South.” Published online in June 2014 at http://kff.org/disparities-policy/issue-brief/advancing-opportunities-assessing-challenges-key-themes-from-a-roundtable-discussion-of-health-care-and-health-equity-in-the-south/
Satcher, D, Heiman, HJ. “The Context of Health: Building Healthy Communities.” Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities Making a Difference. Published online August 22, 2012 at http://www.gcdd.org/blogs/gcdd-blog/2361-the-context-of-health-building-healthy-communities-featured-in-the-summer-mad-2012.html
Bayer, C, Heiman, HJ. “Developing Health Leaders to Combat Sexual Health Disparities.” Journal for Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved. 23(2): 27-32, Supplement, May, 2012.