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Sanford Barth

Sanford M. Barth, PhD, HIA, CEBS, FASQ

Contact Dr. Barth

901 Walnut Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-0174
(215) 923-7583 fax


PhD, Century University
MA, George Washington University
BS, Rider University

University Appointments

Lecturer, Jefferson College of Population Health

Research & Practice Interests

U.S. Healthcare Organization and Administration
Health Policy
Health Economics
Risk and Financing


U.S. Healthcare Organization & Delivery


Dr. Sanford (Sandy) Barth is a season health economist with over 40 years of experience in academia and in the business sector of healthcare financing and delivery. His analysis of employer, provider and payer markets in the 1970s and 1980s led to publication of a predictive model regarding health market changes that now defines today's healthcare market.

Dr. Barth is Founder and Principal for SMB Strategic Health System and Benefit Solutions, a private educational and research initiative. Previously, he was Managing Director fo the CBIZ Business Solutions' Strategic and Health Care Solutions Group, assisting healthcare organizations in strategy formation, business development and economic forecasting.

Over the years, Dr. Barth has served the business community as:

  • Consultant to health plans and provider networks, including:
    • Aetna, Inc. on issues of strategic assessment of, and marketing to, the Medicare population;
    • Johns Hopkins University Health System;
    • Hispanic Physicians Network; and
    • Independence Blue Cross/Keystone Health Plan East/Ameri Health.
  • Consultant to employers and employer groups, including:
    • Sara Lee Corporation;
    • Campbell Soup;
    • Parker-Hannifin;
    • PECO Energy;
    • Northern Virginia Health Care Purchasing Alliance; and
    • Chattanooga and Memphis Business Coalitions on Health.
  • Supervisor of the Pennsylvania Public College Employees' Retirement System Health Options Program.

Dr. Barth has also participated in various committees and advisory boards, including the Advisory Board of the National Management Health Care Congress, the American Society of Quality Control and the Pennsylvania Economy League Task Force on Health. Dr. Barth has published and is a sought-after speaker, domestically and abroad, on current healthcare issues--especially health system process improvement, assessment of healthcare financing and delivery and medical plan benefit trends and longitudinal changes in the health status of 50-65 year olds.

Dr. Barth received the Jefferson Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2008 and again in 2011. In addition to teaching for JCPH, Dr. Barth is a primary presenter in JCPH's Population Health Academy, a five-day, non-credit, professional development program that introduces key aspects of population health to healthcare professionals.

Dr. Barth received a BS in Economics from Rider University, a MA in Health Care Administration from George Washington University and a PhD in Health Economic Policy from Century University. Before embarking on his career in health policy and economics, he served for four and a half years in the U.S. Army Medical Services Corps, achieving the rank of Captain.



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