Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Ph.D. - Administration-Health Services Research - University of Alabama at Birmingham 2018-Present
MPH - Master of Public Health, Administration concentration - University of Utah - 2014
B.S. - Health and Exercise Science - University of Oklahoma - 2011
Lieutenant Tyson J. Goodrich is an active duty Medical Service Corps Officer in the United States Navy. He is currently serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) for the Masters of Health Administration and Policy Program (MHAP). He is currently instructing Fundamentals of Healthcare Finance, Current Issues in Health Administration and Policy, and the MHAP Capstone. He is in the final year of his PhD in Administration-Health Services at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He received a Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science from the University of Oklahoma, and a Master's of Public Health at the University of Utah. Shortly after completing his Master’s Degree he reported to Officer Development School in Newport, Rhode Island in September 2014. His first assignment was to Naval Hospital Guam where he worked in hospital administration. He worked as Department Head of Education and Training from December 2014 to July 2016, and then later as Department Head of Tricare Operations from July 2016 to July 2017. His time in education and training consisted of the coordination and execution of Navy Advancement Exams, General Military Training Requirements, and the administration of Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support, and Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics. Oversight over these programs contributed to successful Joint Commission and Medical Inspector General reviews. In Tricare Operations he worked closely with clinic managers in improving utilization and access to care, decreasing wait time for acute and future appointments, while also directing a process improvement initiative that helped decrease referral processing time. His research interests while at UAB have included the implementation of evidence-based medicine from policy, strategic management, and provider perspectives, as well as the implementation of telehealth and telehealth initiatives. Tyson values education, recreation, and spending time with his wife and children.