A new approach to treating mental health conditions

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The latest episode in the “Ask the Experts” series features Thomas Hess, senior vice president and chief financial officer at biotechnology company Genomind, who discusses a new approach to treatment and therapy of mental health conditions using genome testing.

Click here to watch the interview online.

In the “Ask the Experts” video series, produced by the Center for Health Care and Policy Research (CHCPR) at Penn State, leaders in the industry share their perspectives on key topics affecting health care delivery and policy. The series is designed to reveal where and how important policy and practice topics intersect, and highlight ways in which research can advance that integration.

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Hess, a Penn State alumnus, is responsible for the overall financial management of Genomind, including financial reporting, financial planning and analysis and corporate and strategic development. Additionally, Hess is a certified public accountant and an adjunct professor at DeSales University and lecturer in health policy and administration at Penn State Lehigh Valley. 

Dennis P. Scanlon, distinguished professor of health policy and administration and director of CHCPR, interviews the guests on “Ask the Experts” series. Scanlon’s research focuses on understanding the role of measurement, incentives, quality improvement and individual and organizational behavior change for improving important health care outcomes, including clinical quality, patient experience and economic efficiency. 

The mission of CHCPR is to create and disseminate new scientific knowledge that will help private and public decision-makers to develop cost effective services and programs that improve people's health. The center helps researchers interested in all aspects of health services and health care improvement find funding, develop quality research designs, collect and analyze data, and disseminate findings to the right audiences.

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Last Updated August 01, 2018