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Ernest Schloss PhD

Ernest  Schloss PhD

Assistant Professor Emeritus, Public Health

Community, Environment & Policy Department

1294 N Martin Avenue
Drachman A219Q
PO Box: 245210
Tucson AZ 85724
(520) 626-3591


Ernest P. Schloss, PhD is an Adjunct Lecturer in the MEZCOPH PHPM Department. Dr. Schloss has over 40 years of experience in health care, management and education in public agencies, hospitals, long term care, behavioral health, and ambulatory care facilities. He has worked in both the public and private sectors. His executive positions have included serving as the executive director of a non-profit community health planning agency, the vice president of planning and marketing at an academic health center, and outcomes evaluation leader for a health system. He also has been an organizational consultant, trainer, and facilitator, specializing in the areas of:

• Strategic thinking
• Scenario development
• Marketing research
• Public policy
• Evaluation research
• Quality improvement
• Organizational and community change
• Creativity
• Conflict management/mediation
• Career management

Management/leadership of health care organizations, strategic planning, program evaluation, marketing, futures research, quality/performance improvement, and individual/team/organizational development

• 2003, MDiv, Interfaith Theological Seminary
• 2003, MA, Counseling Psychology, Prescott College
• 1983, PhD, Educational Administration, The University of Arizona
• 1973, MA, Anthropology, The University of Arizona 1971,
• BA, Anthropological Studies, Prescott College


Schwartz, G., Schloss, E., Cook, R. and Bourey A., (2015), “Enlightening Understanding: A Twelve Dimensional System for Fostering Personal and Planetary Peace, Wellness, and Hope,” In. Andrea Blackie & John Spencer, eds., The Beacon of Mind, Vancouver, BC: Param Media, pp. 109-131.

Amerongen, H., LeGros, T., Cooley, J., Schloss, E. and Theodorou, A. (2015).  “Constructive Contact: Design of a Successful Introductory Interprofessional Education Experience.”  Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning 7(5):565-574.

LeGros, T., Amerongen, H., Cooley, J. and Schloss, E. (2015). “Using Learning Theory, Interprofessional Facilitation Competencies and Behavioral Indicators to Evaluate Facilitator Training.” Journal of Interprofessional Care, Early Online: 1-7.

Schloss, E. (2014) “A Dynamic Framework for Planning under Simple, Complicated, and Complex Conditions.” Emergence: Complexity & Organizations 16(2):93-106

Schloss, E.P., Flanagan, D. M., Culler, C.L., and Wright, A.L.. (2009). Some Hidden Costs of Faculty Turnover in Clinical Departments in One Academic Medical Center. Academic Medicine 84(1):32-36.

Joiner, K.A., Schloss, E.P., Malan, T.P., Flynn, S.D. and Chadwick, J.A. (2007). Phoenix Rises, with Tucson’s Help: Establishing the First Four-Year Allopathic Program in the Nation’s Fifth Largest City. Academic Medicine 82, 1126-1138.

Schwartz, G.E., and Schloss. E.P. (2006). World Hypotheses and the Evolution of Integrative Medicine: Combining Categorical Diagnoses and Cause-Effect Interventions with Whole Systems Research and Nonvisualizable (Seemingly "Impossible") Healing. Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing, 2,509-514.

Davis M.F., Keagy J.C., Madden W.A., Schloss E.P., Meaney F.J., Lewis V., Kline C,. and Sechrest L. (2004). Understanding the Medical Expenses for Children with Special Health Care Needs. JANAS, 36, 62-67.

Schloss E.P., Lewis V., Marin N., and Pitts, M. (2002) Estimating Pediatric Primary Care Provider Visits in a Capitated Environment: Encounter vs. Claims Databases. Managed Care, 11, 43-46.

Languages Spoken
English, Conversational Spanish, Conversational French

Curriculum Vitae: 

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