Andrew Balas


Andrew Balas


Academic Appointment(s)

College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences: Masters in Public Health

The Graduate School


Expertise includes policy development to facilitate innovative biomedical research responsive to societal needs and application of advanced digital technologies for transferring research to practice.

  • (706) 721-2621
  • EC 3427


  • Ph.D., Medical Informatics University of Utah, 1991

  • MD, Medicine Semmelweis University of Budap, 1977

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MPHC 7101

    Health Management & Policy
  • CAHS 6501

    Evidence-Based Practice
  • BIOM 8030

    Experimental Therapeutics
  • MPHI 8100

    Health Care Info, Stds, Struct
  • CAHS 8012

    Sci Communication & Commercial
  • MPHM 8220

    Strategic Mgmt of Health Orgs

Teaching Interests

Health policy, strategic planning, research methods


Selected Recent Publications

  • Innovative Research in Life Sciences: Pathways to Scientific Impact, Public Health Improvement, and Economic Progress , 2019
    Book, Scholarly-New
  • Are university rankings useful to improve research? A systematic review, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Road map for diffusion of innovation in health care, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Big Data Clinical Research: Validity, Ethics, and Regulation., 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Technology Transfer From Biomedical Research to Clinical Practice: Measuring Innovation Performance, 2013
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Biomedical research innovation, transfer of research to practice

College Service

  • Promotion and Tenure (P&T) Committee of the College of Allied Health Sciences 2017 - 2021

  • Research Council of the College of Allied Health Sciences 2017 - 2021

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • American Association of University Professors (AAUP), Augusta University Chapter 2018 - 2020

    Role: Other
  • TRSC Well-being Subcommittee of the University System of Georgia 2015 - 2020

Public Service

  • NIH Friends of the National Library of Medicine 2015 - 2020

    Role: Other