Victor Tabbush, PhD, is Professor Emeritus at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. His doctorate is in Economics from UCLA. He has been director of the Office of Executive Education Programs and has served as Senior Associate Dean and Director of the School's Fully Employed MBA and the Executive MBA programs. He specializes in healthcare economics and in healthcare leadership and management capacity building. He is the founding director of the UCLA Management Development Institute that builds management and leadership capacity of health systems in sub Saharan Africa and of the Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive program that serves U.S. community clinics and AIDs service organizations. He has been a core faculty member in both the Blue Shield Foundation Clinic Leadership Institute Program and the California Health Care Foundation Leadership Program since the inception of both programs.
Since 2012 he has been working with The Scan Foundation to build the management and leadership capacity of community-based organizations that provide long-term services and supports for the elderly and disabled. He is also collaborating with the Scan Foundation and the American Geriatric Society to conduct research on person-centered care for low-income seniors. He was recently invited to be a peer reviewer for the World Health Organization.
He has won Outstanding Teaching Awards in all three of UCLA’s MBA programs — in the Full-Time MBA Program (2000), the UCLA Executive MBA program (1998), and the Fully-Employed MBA program (1996).
Professor Tabbush continues an active research agenda and is a frequently published author. He has a full history of public service including chairing the Official Salaries Authority of the City of Los Angeles, as Commissioner for the California Worker's Compensation Insurance Commission, and as a Commissioner for the Los Angeles City Civil Service Commission. He currently serves on the External Advisory Group of the Maternal and Newborn Health Unit of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and on the UCLA School of Medicine Program in World Health.