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Greg Moody

Director, Professional Development and State of Ohio Leadership Institute


210A Page Hall

Greg Moody is an executive-in-residence at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, where he teaches, conducts research and provides leadership training for state and local elected officials through the State of Ohio Leadership Institute. He joined the faculty after 24 years of public service in state and federal government.

Prior to his appointment, Moody served as the executive director of the Ohio Governor's Office of Health Transformation. His team gained national attention for its creativity in coordinating multiple state agencies and diverse private sector partners to improve overall health system performance. Under his leadership, Ohio launched nation-leading reforms that reduced the state’s uninsured rate to the lowest level on record, improved care coordination for the most vulnerable Ohioans, integrated physical and behavioral health care services, increased access to home- and community-based alternatives to institutions, created an online eligibility option for all of the state’s income-tested programs and replaced outdated fee-for-service payment systems that reward more care with value-based payment models that reward better care.

Moody began his public service career studying the impact of Medicaid on federal spending for the U.S. House Budget Committee under then-Chairman Kasich. He also served as chief of staff for Dean Bernadine Healy at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, executive assistant for health and human services for Ohio Governor Bob Taft, and interim director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. He worked in the private sector as a senior consultant at Health Management Associates, a national health care research and consulting firm, assisting clients to improve Medicaid system performance and writing extensively about state health system innovations for the National Governors Association, Commonwealth Fund and other foundations.

Moody has a master’s in philosophy from George Washington University and a bachelor’s in economics from Miami University. In addition to health policy, his career experience and personal interests include economic policy, public administration and management, public budgeting and finance, and public sector leadership.

Portable Innovation, Policy Wormholes, and Innovation Diffusion
Environmental Policy and Management
August 07, 2019
This article explores the effects of city managers' career paths on the diffusion of climate policy innovation among municipal governments in the United States.
The COVID-19 Pandemic and Student Achievement on Ohio’s Third-Grade English Language Arts Assessment
January 27, 2021
This report draws on data from the fall administration of Ohio’s annual Third-Grade English Language Arts assessment to examine how the COVID pandemic has affected student learning in the state.
Whatever it Takes: Sexual Harassment in the Context of Resource Dependence
Social Policy
March 09, 2021
Research suggests powerful resource dependencies are present in the public and nonprofit sectors.
Glenn College Releases Review of Columbus Response to 2020 Protests
Civic Engagement, Advocacy and Volunteerism
April 26, 2021
In July 2020, Columbus City leaders commissioned an independent, outside after-action review of the City’s response to protests that took place last summer. Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio Carter Stewart and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs were named the lead investigative team.
Resilience Decision Making in Repeated Disasters
Public Finance and Budgeting
June 07, 2021
The research, published in Environment Systems and Decisions Journal, examines resilience decision making in the context of repeated catastrophic events.
Maximizing the Efficiency of Active Case Finding for SARS-CoV-2 Using Bandit Algorithms
June 14, 2021
Using bandit algorithms, the authors of a paper in Medical Decision Making present and test an approach for finding otherwise undetected cases of COVID-19 before they lead to a widespread outbreak.
Not All High-Growth Firms Are Alike: Capturing and Tagging Ohio’s Gazelles
June 29, 2021
In this study, published in Economic Development Quarterly, the authors present a statistically valid typology of high-growth firms, also known as gazelles, to determine if payroll and job growth patterns differ between groups or clusters.
How the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Student Learning in Ohio
August 27, 2021
Analysis of Spring 2021 Ohio State Tests
Informational Determinants of Large-area Hurricane Evacuations
Environmental Policy and Management
August 30, 2021
This study, published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, presents an experimental design that overcomes the counterfactual problem present in all prior published experiments by relying on an actual storm with a known outcome.