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Maximiliano Mendieta, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dr. Mendieta earned his Ph.D., Reubin O’D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy, Florida State University, a M.P.A., Reubin O’D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy, Florida State University and B.S., Finance, Florida State University.

Research Interests

Dr. Mendieta’s main areas of interest are public policy, long term care, health care management, human resources, budgeting, financial management, health policy, health care financing, and mixed research methods.  He is interested in the effects of government policy on organizations and on the citizenry.  His dissertation work is in the area of political economy with a focus on the effect that Medicare policy has on terminally ill patients and their families. 

Dr. Mendieta has a background in health care services administration and policy, and his professional leadership experience includes managing government, private and nonprofit enterprises.  He has experience working as an external evaluator for nonprofit organizations in Florida and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Service’s Communities Empowering Youth, a capacity building program.  His experience in public service includes working for the Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners in Florida, one of the state’s poorest counties and largest minority populations.  In Gadsden County, he worked with the Office of the County Administrator and the Office of Management & Budget.  Dr. Mendieta was the 2011-2012 Claude and Mildred Pepper Dissertation Fellow at the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy at Florida State University. His article on the spillover effect of the Veteran’s Administration palliative care benefit (with Dr. Bruce McDonald) appears in Political and Military Sociology: An Annual Review, Indiana University, Summer 2013. 

Teaching Interests

Dr. Mendieta teaches courses in Public Policy, Health Policy, Health Finance, Financial Management, Health Care Management, Health Services Administration, Health Care Operations, Health Economics, and Strategic Planning.