James K. Elrod Department of Health Administration
College of Business
Start Year at LSUS
Terminal Degree/Yr
Office Location
BE 304
Curriculum Vitae


Justin Lord, Ph.D., CMA, FHFMA, is the Director of the Master of Healthcare Administration Program and an Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University Shreveport in the James K. Elrod Health Administration Department.  He holds a Ph.D in Administration-Health Services from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and an MBA from Jacksonville State University.   He is also a Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA) and a Fellow in the Healthcare Financial Management Association.  Prior to pursing a doctorate, he worked for several years as the Finance Director for a multi-state healthcare not-for-profit and also at Honda Manufacturing as a Financial Analyst.  His research focuses primarily on the financial management of long-term care organizations and he has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and presented at international/national conferences.


Research Interests

long-term care, healthcare disparities, nursing home quality, organizational performance

Selected Publications

Selected Publications:

Weech-Maldonado, Lord, J., Davlyatov, G., Oreano, G., & Ghiasi, A. (2021) High minority nursing homes disproportionately affected by COVID-19 deaths. Frontiers in Public Health, 9, 246.

Lord, J., Borkowski, N., & Weech-Maldonado, R. (2021) Patient engagement in home health: The role of health literacy and “Ask Me Three®.  Home Health Care Management  Practice. 33(3), 202-209.

Davlyatov, G., Lord, J., Ghiasi, A., & Weech-Maldonado. (2021). Association between electronic health record use and quality of care in high Medicaid nursing homes.  Journal of Hospital Management and Health Policy, 5, 1-13.  doi: 10.21037/jhmhp-20-64

Lord, J., Blackburn, J., Carroll, N., Maldonado, R., (2020).  Examination of nursing home financial distress via Porter’s five competitive forces framework.  Health Care Management Review. 46(3), 50-60. doi: 10.1097/HMR.0000000000000297.

Lord, J., Landry, A., Savage, G., & Maldonado, R., (2020). Predicting nursing home financial distress using the Altman Z-Score. INQUIRY, The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing, 57, 1-9.

Weech-Maldonado, R., Pradhan, R., Dayama, N., Lord, J., & Gupta, S. (2019).  Nursing home quality and financial performance:  Is there a business case for quality?  Inquiry: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing, 56, 1-10.  

Weech-Maldonado, R., Lord, J., Pradhan, R., Davlyatov, G., Dayama, N., Gupta, S., & Hearld, L. (2019). High Medicaid nursing homes:  Organizational and market factors associated with financial performance.  Inquiry: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing, 56, 1-9.  

Lord, J., Davlyatov, G., Hyer, K., Thomas, K., & Weech-Maldonado, R. (2018). Impact of assisted living facilities on the financial performance of Florida nursing homes. Inquiry: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing, 55, 1-10.  

Weech-Maldonado, R., Miller, M., & Lord, J. (2017).  The relationship among socio-demographics, perceived health and happiness. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 12(2), 289-302.

Teaching Assignments

Health Care Finance 706, Online
Health Care Organizational Behavior 701, Online

Office Hours

10:00-1:30 - Tuesday
10:00-1:30 - Wednesday
10:00-1:30 - Thursday
Other times available by appointment

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