Andrew Balas


Andrew Balas


Academic Appointment(s)

Department of Health Management, Economics, & Policy

School of Public Health
Department of Health Management, Economics, & Policy

The Graduate School

Department of 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) 721-9411
  • EC 3338


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

  • MD, Medicine Semmelweis University of Budap, 1977

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MPHC 8999

    Capstone Course
  • CAHS 8012

    Sci Communication & Commercial
  • MPHM 8220

    Strategic Mgmt of Health Orgs
  • MPHC 7101

    Health Management & Policy
  • BIOM 8011

    Respon Conduct of Research

Teaching Interests

Health policy, strategic planning, research methods


Selected Recent Publications

  • Database of meta-analysis of research deficiencies Balas, EA (2019), 2020
  • 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

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

Professional Service

  • editorial board member for the journal Politics and the Life Sciences 2020 - Present

    Role: Member
  • Vice president of the NIH Friends of the National Library 2020 - Present

    Role: Officer, Vice President
  • NIH/NLM/FNLM Conference Chair “Creating Connections: Advances in the Research Use of Electronic Health Records” 2019 - Present

    Role: Chairperson

Public Service

  • Check it out: Questions about evidence drive progress,” Op-ed Article 2019 - Present

    Role: Other
  • NIH Friends of the National Library of Medicine 2015 - 2020

    Role: Other