Beginning in engineering, Dr. Goodman earned bachelor degrees in Mathematics and in Engineering Technology at the University of Houston, and later received his Masters in Electrical Engineering at Southern Methodist University. He received his Masters in Health Care Administration here at TWU. Goodman continued his education at the UT School of Public Health for his Doctorate in Public Health. Before returning to TWU as a professor, Goodman acquired experience as a manager and consultant for various hospitals. He has been honored with service awards by the Accrediting Board for Engineering & Technology as well as the US Board for Clinical Engineering Certification. He is a member of the American College of Health Care Executives as well as other health care and engineering professional organizations
At TWU, Goodman teaches Foundations of Health Services, Research Methods, Health Policy, and Health Performance and Quality. His research interests include patient safety and health policy.
Industry Expertise (4)
Areas of Expertise (4)
Service Awards (professional)
Awarded by the Accrediting Board for Engineering & Technology as well as the US Board for Clinical Engineering Certification
University of Texas School of Public Health: Ph.D., Public Health
Southern Methodist University: M.Eng., Electrical Engineering
University of Houston: B.S., Mathematics
University of Houston: B.S., Electrical Technology
- American College of Health Care Executives : Member
- Healthcare Financial Management Association: Member
- Medical Group Management Association: - Member
- American College of Clinical Engineering – Founding Member
Goodman, Gerald R., and Selcer, Anne.
Dr. Ashish Dwivedi, University of Hull, UK, editor. Fall 2009.
Donde Batten, Ph.D., Gerald R. Goodman, DrPH, Susan M. Distefano, BS RN MSN.
Edited by Grant T. Savage and Eric W. Ford.
UK. JAI Press. 2008.
ABSTRACT: Goodman claims that the literature seems quite clear that patients still regard the nurse as the principal link between technical and interpersonal aspects of care. He further stresses that communication between the nurse and the patient or family is a key in patient ...
ABSTRACT: Safety in health care organizations is often an ownerless process with responsibility falling under a myriad of departments that individually are coordinating initiatives to improve aspects of safety. In contrast, other high-hazard industries seek to institutionalize safety ...
ABSTRACT: Pain is a complex disease process. Pain management requires an interdisciplinary rather than a multidisciplinary clinical intervention, interdisciplinary because the factors that may affect pain intensity and duration occur simultaneously. A particular problem exits ...
Dissertation. Spring 1999.
ABSTRACT: There are a variety of group-judgment methods to resolve controversial issues in health care. Meta-analysis and group judgment methods such as consensus conferences are attempts to bring diverse elements of information together for synthesis. Leape notes that ...
ABSTRACT: Investigations into the problems associated with electrosurgery machines have concentrated on protecting the patient from radio frequency burns. While protection of the patient is essential an equally serious and dangerous situation exists in protecting the surgeon, ...