Dr. Tony Sinay served as the chair and program director of Health Care Administration at California State University Long Beach since 2003, and taught health care economics, health care finance, research methods, internship and the capstone course, Project, for the graduate program. From 1999 to 2003 Dr. Sinay was the Associate Program Director of Health Management in the College of Health Sciences at Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center, and as Assistant Professor at University of Scranton from 1996 to 1999. He earned his PhD in economics with specializations in health care economics, public finance and industrial organization at Saint Louis University in 1994 and MS in finance from the same institution in 1989. Previously he obtained a BS and MS degrees in management engineering from Istanbul Technical University.
Dr. Sinay’s research interests focused on hospital mergers and closures, economic efficiency of hospitals and rural health clinics, access to health care, and the survival and efficiency of osteopathic hospitals. His past research articles were published in top-tier journals such as Eastern Economic Journal, Social Science & Medicine, Health Care Management Review, Journal of Rural Health, and Journal of Public Health and Health Management. More recent articles were appeared in Reports on Global Health Research, Journal of Health Care Finance, and Journal of Health and Human Services Administration.
Dr. Sinay has had a long history with health care administration accreditation that goes back to 2000-2001 when he served as a fellow of Commission on Accreditation in Health Management Education (CAHME-formerly ACEHSA), and served on seven site visit teams. He was also external evaluator and accreditation advisor to several programs. More recently Dr. Sinay served as president-elect, president and past president for the Association of Accredited Public Health Programs (AAPHP). .
Over the years, Dr. Sinay worked with several local health care institutions and community organizations to meet their research and training needs. These included a management training program for frontline supervisors, several health needs assessment reports of Long Beach hospitals and efficiency considerations of rural health clinics in the Midwest. His international experience included a visiting scholar position at China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, successful travel courses to Hamburg University, Hamburg Germany and China Medical University, and consultancy to health care systems in Russia and Slovakia as a part of USAID grant received by University of Scranton and Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center. He also completed a two-year Provost and the President’s Leadership Fellows Program at CSULB from 2013 to 2015, and delivered a presentation to President’s Cabinet on the performance of Student Success Centers nationwide. In 2019/2020 academic year, he served as a Student Success Fellow at CSULB.