Courtney N. Haun
Assistant Professor and Director, Healthcare Administration Undergraduate Program
School of Public Health
Department of Healthcare Administration and Informatics
Office: 1595 CHS Building 1
Phone: 205-726-4673


  • Ph.D., Public Administration & Public Policy, Auburn University
  • M.P.H., Public Health Administration, East Tennessee State University
  • B.S., Health Administration & Community Health, with a minor in marketing, East Tennessee State University

Awards and Honors

  • Auburn University’s 2020 Distinguished Dissertation Award Nominee, 2020
  • Thirty Under 30 Alumni Recipient, Auburn University’s College of Liberal Arts, 2020
  • Global Student Entrepreneur Awards National Finalist, 2019
  • Southern Management Association’s Healthcare Management Track, Best Doctoral Student Paper Award, 2017
  • The Beryl Institute Scholar, 2017


  • American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Alabama Chapter, Director of Communications
  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration
  • Academy of Management
  • Southern Management Association
  • Southern Conference for Public Administration Member


  • Healthcare administration
  • Public health
  • Quality improvement

Recent Publications

  • Haun, C.N., (2020). Examining the Influence of Proximal Density to Nursing School Location on Quality Outcomes in Nursing Homes: An Expanded Study. Nursing Economics.
  • Haun, C.N., Mahafza, Z.B., Silvera, G.A. (2018). A Study Examining the Influence of Proximity to Nurse Staffing Resources on Quality of Care Outcomes. INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing. 55.
  • Fisk, J.M., Silvera, G.A., Haun, C.N. (2018). Developing and Assessing Diversity. Public Integrity.1-14.
  • Haun, C.N., Mahafza, Z., Good, A.J., Nettey, V. (2017). Childhood Obesity: A Survey of the Nutrition and Physical Activity Components of the Coordinated School Health (CSH) Program in Rural Areas. Contemporary Rural Social Work, 9(1), 5.
  • Silvera, G.A., Haun, C.N. and Wolf, J.A. (2017). Patient Experience: The field and future. Patient Experience Journal (PXJ), 4(1), 7-22. 

Recent Presentations

  • Haun, C.N., Mahafza, Z. Current Challenges & Current Solutions: An Online Discussion, ASPA Alabama Chapter Meeting (2020)
  • Haun, C.N., Ratcliffe, C.J., Robbins, D.E., Davey, K. S., Kinnerson, L., McCay, D. Obstacles & Opportunities: Leveraging Interprofessional Collaboration & the QM Rubric to Design & Deliver Health Administration Programs Amid COVID-19. Samford University Mini-Conference (2020)
  • Haun, C.N. Golden Key New Member Recognition Event Keynote Speaker (2019)
  • Fisk, J.M., Silvera, G.A., Morris, J.C., Chen, X., Chen, X., Crayton, M., Haun, C.N. Diversity and City Hall. Auburn University - College of Liberal Arts - Diversity Research Symposium. Auburn, AL (2019)
  • Haun, C.N. Examining the Influence of Proximal Density to Nurse School Location on Quality of Care Outcomes in United States Hospitals. Southeastern Conference for Public Administration (SECoPA). Baton Rouge, LA (2019)
  • Haun, C.N. Examining the Influence of Proximal Density to Nurse Education Resources on Quality of Care Outcomes. Academy of Management (AoM). Boston, MA (2019)