MHA Program Leadership
Debra Scammon, Ph.D.
Debra Scammon, Ph.D.
MHA Program Director

Dr. Debra Scammon is the Emma Eccles Jones Professor of Marketing and Director of the Master of Healthcare Administration program at the David Eccles School of Business, and adjunct professor in the Department of Family & Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Utah. She received her Ph.D. from University of California, Los Angeles.

Scammon recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Marketing Association’s Marketing and Society Special Interest Group.

Scott Parker
Scott Parker
Executive Adjunct Professor

Scott Parker joined the University of Utah after spending more than 35 years in healthcare administration. Scott was the founding Chief Executive Officer of Intermountain Healthcare and served as president and CEO for 23 years.

Prior to his role as CEO, he spent 13 years as a hospital administrator in Minnesota, Arizona and California. Scott joined the MHA program as an adjunct professor of management in 2009.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Utah and a Master of Hospital Administration degree from the University of Minnesota.

Joseph Horton
Joseph Horton
Executive Adjunct Professor

Joseph Horton brings extensive experience in healthcare administration to the MHA program, including nearly 30 years with Intermountain Healthcare. He served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Primary Children’s Medical Center for 22 years before being named Senior Vice President of Hospital Operations for Intermountain Healthcare and taking responsibility of 23 hospitals.

Joseph joined the David Eccles School of Business as an adjunct professor in 2012 and teaches leadership and ethics.

He received his Bachelor’s of Arts in English from the University of Utah and his Master of Hospital Administration from the University of Minnesota.