Jacob Victory is Clinical Associate Professor of Public Service at NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and Faculty Co-Director of the Health Law and Strategy Program, a joint Masters of Science degree sponsored by NYU Wagner and NYU Law. Professor Victory also serves as an advisor to Recora Health, a technology company focusing on home-based cardiac care therapy and recovery. Professor Victory teaches courses within NYU Wagner's core and health Masters of Public Administration (M.P.A) and Masters of Health Administration (M.H.A) programs, and, in a joint-partnership between NYU Wagner and NYU Law, in the new Masters of Science in Health Law and Strategy (MSHLS) program. Professor Victory teaches graduate courses including Introduction to Public Policy, Health Systems and Health Policy I, Advanced Topics in Health Policy, Equity and Ethics, and Introduction to Health Policy and Management.
Professor Victory has over 26 years experience leading health systems, managed care plans, and regional healthcare divisions serving medically and socio-economically complex patients and health plan members, primarily serving Medicaid. Medicaid Long Term Care, and Dually Eligible beneficiaries. Most recently he was previously President of Medicaid Home Care for BAYADA Home Health Care with responsibilities in nine states, serving 5,900 long term care patients daily with an employee base of 6,000 team members. Prior to this role, Professor Victory was Senior Vice President of Medicaid Long-Term Care (LTC) at the Centene Corporation where he led Centene’s Florida long term care market, and was responsible for $2.1 billion in revenues generated to support 50,000 medically complex patients. He was also responsible for the integration of Wellcare's LTC health plan into Centene Florida with additional responsibilities serving 11,000 members and $500 million in revenues.
Before joining Centene, Professor Victory was Chief Operating Officer of The New Jewish Home, one of New York State's oldest post-acute health care systems for older adults needing facility-based, home, and community based care. Professor Victory also served as Senior Vice President of Strategy, Product and Member at the Health Republic Insurance of New York which became the nation's largest Consumer Oriented and Operated Plan (COOP) health plan on the New York State of Health (the Exchange). Prior roles include Vice President of Medical Operations and Program Development for Centerlight Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) program. At VNS Health, Professor Victory's last position was Vice President of Performance Management Projects, focusing on implementing reform-based care models. Professor Victory started his career in strategic planning holding various positions at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Cabrini Medical Center after completing his management residencies at the Weill-Cornell Physician Organization and Clara Maass Medical Center.
Professor Victory has had three health management case studies published in a graduate school textbook: Health Management Services: Cases, Readings and Commentary. In 2009, he completed a year-long leadership fellowship at the CORO Leadership Center, focusing on New York City’s public school system. Professor Victory currently serves as an Advisory Board member of airNYC, and has served on the Board of Directors for the Home Care Association of New York State, Harvard Medical School's Graduate Program in Management, and Danza Espana/American Spanish Dance Theater. Professor Victory holds a BA in English Literature, with honors, from Rutgers University, and an MPA in Health Policy and Management from NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, where he has served as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management for 14 years.
Introduction to Public Policy covers a wide range of topics, from the norms and values informing democratic policymaking to the basics of cost-benefit and other tools of policy analysis. Though emphases will differ based on instructor strengths, all sections will address the institutional arrangements for making public policy decisions, the role of various actors-including nonprofit and private-sector professionals-in shaping policy outcomes, and the fundamentals (and limits) of analytic approaches to public policy.
Note: Students who have not taken an American Government course, or have not taken the course in many years, are strongly encouraged to brush up on knowledge of the basic design and functions of the governmental units in the United States.