Victor Tabbush, PhD, is Adjunct Professor Emeritus at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Dr. Tabbush currently serves as a Senior Fellow at HealthBegins, an organization dedicated to addressing the social determinants of health for high need and high cost complex patients and as a senior consultant at Collaborative Consulting, a specialist consultancy focused on medical-social integration.
His doctorate is in Economics from UCLA. He has served as Senior Associate Dean and Director of the Anderson School's Fully Employed MBA and the Executive MBA programs. 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 providers. 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. In 2016 he joined a team from JHPIEGO at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health to train surgical teams in Ethiopia in management and leadership.
He has recently collaborated with The Scan Foundation and the American Geriatric Society to conduct research on the subject of the business case for person-centered care for low-income seniors with multiple chronic conditions. He is now being funded by The Commonwealth Fund to investigate payment models that will allow social service organizations to offer their services to the medial sector in partnerships to integrate the social determinants of health in health care for high need, high cost populations. In May 2018 he begun research to evaluate the financial implications of creating age-friendly health systems, an initiative led by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. He was invited in 2015 to be a peer reviewer for the World Health Organization on its World Report on Ageing and Health.
Professor Tabbush continues an active research agenda and is a frequently published author in journals such as the Archives of Internal Medicine, Neurosurgical Focus, and Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has published several articles in Aging Today, a publication of the American Society on Aging (ASA) and also in the ASA Field Guides for Community Based Organizations.
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 Geffen School of Medicine Program in World Health.