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Zachary Pruitt, PhD, MHA

Zachary Pruitt, PhD, MHA

Associate Professor

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  • PhD, Health Services, University of South Florida, 2013
  • MHA, University of South Florida, 2008
  • BA, University of Texas, 1998


Health Services Research


  • Health Services Research
  • Health Navigation
  • Medical and Social Service Integration
  • Managed Care


Dr. Pruitt teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, including Understanding U.S. Health Care, Health Services Management, Strategic Planning & Healthcare Marketing, and the Advanced Seminar in Health Care Management. He also teaches healthcare systems in USF Health’s Morsani College of Medicine. Prior to academics, he directed Medicaid operations for a small Florida health plan, and managed policy and compliance projects for a large publicly-traded managed care organization. His research interests include the examination of healthcare costs, quality, and access among those insured by Medicaid, healthcare management applications, patient navigator programs, and the integration of medical and social care for vulnerable populations.