Richard Belloff, DBA, FACHE, PAHM

Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Public Health
Office Phone 515-271-1045
  • Doctorate of Business Administration, International School of Management/St. John’s University, Paris/New York
  • Masters of Business Administration, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ
  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA
  • FACHE- Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Professional, Academy for Health Management

Professional Organizations, Committees and Boards
  • Alpha Eta Society (National Scholastic Honor Society for the Allied Health Professions)
  • American College of Health Care Executives
  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration
  • Des Moines University/CHS Leadership Society
  • Des Moines University History of Medicine Society
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • International School of Management Alumni Association
  • Iowa Association of Health Care Leaders
  • Midwest Business Administration Association International
  • Stanford Business School Alumni Association
  • Wharton Business School Alumni Association


  • Peer Reviewer for Journal of the Academy of Finance


  • Fiduciary and Investment Committee
  • Professional Integrity Committee
  • Wellness Pays Committee
  • Faculty Leadership Committee


  • CHS Faculty Organization-Vice Chair


  • Academic Progress Committee-Chair
  • Curriculum Committee


  • Iowa Center for Translational and Clinical Research Grant: Independent Evaluation: Mercy Health Network eICU-Connect Program.” co-investigator-2010-present.
  • Mercy Health Systems Grant: “The implementation of a medical home model intervention as a means of reducing hospital re-admissions in chronically ill patients”-project manager and principal investigator.


Publications/Presentations and Posters:

  • Belloff, R and P. Bostwick (2016) A Call to Arms: on the need for clinical leadership. Des Moines University Magazine, Spring.
  • Belloff, R (2015) Medicare is changing reimbursement strategies: Are sharply higher employer premiums dead ahead? Des Moines Business Record, December.
  • Belloff, R. & C. Stebbins (2015). Curriculum Mapping to Foster Competency: A Study in Advanced Financial Skills Development. Presentation at 2015 AUPHA Annual Meeting. Summer.
  • Belloff, R. (2013) “The Master of Science in Clinical Leadership Degree: Proposal for a new graduate degree program. Presentation to the Graduate Council of Des Moines University.
  • Belloff, R. (2013) “Accountable Care Organizations: Where do critical access hospitals fit in?” Presentation to the Board of Directors of the Mahaska Health Partnership.
  • Belloff, R. (2013) “Is medical price inflation the main driver of US health care costs?” Presentation to Des Moines University Friday Research Seminar Series.
  • Belloff, R. (2013) “Accountable Care Act 101: Insurance reform on steroids.” Presentation and panel participant. Des Moines University Innovative Leadership Series.
  • Belloff, R., Kari Dyjak, and Pamela Bostwick (2012). “America’s medical resources: physician supply in the United States. Des Moines University Magazine, Summer.
  • Belloff, R. (2012) “Is the US health care system resource constrained? Myths, misconceptions, and paradox.” Presentation to Iowa Physical Therapy Association.
  • Belloff, R. (2011). “Is the U.S. medical care system “resource constrained?” Des Moines University Magazine. Summer.
  • Belloff, R. & Wong, F.M. (2010).” Anatomy of a cash cow in a nature industry” Journal of Contemporary Business Issues (Macomb, IL). Vol 17:1.
  • Belloff, R. and Shannon Walker (2010). “Academic predictors of student success in an MHA program. “Poster presentation delivered at Des Moines University Summer Research Institute.
  • Belloff, R. (2009). “Strategy in action! An inquiry into the practice of strategic thinking.” Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM Publishing House, Ltd.
  • Belloff, R. (2009). “Value innovation in commoditized markets: A qualitative inquiry into strategic thinking.” Unpublished doctoral dissertation, International School of Management.
  • Belloff, R. and F. M. Wong (2009). “Anatomy of a cash cow in a mature industry: Harley-Davidson, Inc.” MBAA International Conference Presentation.
  • Belloff, R. and F.M. Wong (2009). “An examination of the intended benefits and actual outcomes of publicly traded private equity firms. “ MBAA International Conference Presentation.
  • Belloff, R. and F.M. Wong (2008). “The hidden costs of M&A in a regulated marketplace: A case study of the merger of anthem and WellPoint health networks.” MBAA International Conference Presentation.
  • Belloff, R and & Richard Kwei (2003). „Medicaid MCOs: Strategic challenges and opportunities in an era of government deficits.” Unpublished research paper.