Stephen Shortell

Professor and Dean Emeritus, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
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Stephen M. Shortell PhD, MPH, MBA has served as Principal Investigator on the National Surveys of Physician Organizations (NSPO 1, 2, and 3). His particular expertise is in conceptualizing, measuring, and analyzing organizational factors that are associated with physician organization and health system performance.
 
His nearly 300 peer-reviewed papers have appeared in a wide variety of organizational and health services/health policy research journals, and he is the author or co-author of ten books. Dr. Shortell is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine), past editor of Health Services Research, and past president of the Association for Health Services Research (Academy Health).
 
He has been the recipient of the distinguished Baxter Allegiance Prize for his contributions to health services research, the Distinguished Investigator Award from Academy Health, the AHA/HRET TRUST Leadership Award, and many other awards. In 2006-2007, he was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.
Academic Background 

PhD, Behavioral Science, University of Chicago

MBA, Business Administration, University of Chicago

MPH, Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles

BBA, Business, University of Notre Dame

Publications & Media

Papers & Articles 

An Early Assessment of Accountable Care Organizations’ Efforts to Engage Patients and Their Families

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Accountable Care Organizations: The National Landscape

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A Conversation With Stephen M. Shortell, PhD, MPH, MBA: Will We Ever Achieve The 'Holographic Organization'?

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Accountable Care Organizations Taking Hold And Improving Health Care In California

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Awards & Honors 
  • AHA/HRET TRUST Leadership Award for “Transforming healthcare through research and education”, 2015
  • American Hospital Association National Honorary Membership, 1999
  • Distinguished Investigator Award, Association for Health Services Research and Health Policy, 1998
  • Gold Medal Award, American College of Healthcare Executives, 1998
  • Baxter Health Services Research Prize for distinguished contributions to the improved health of the public through innovative health services research, 1995
  • Elected a Distinguished Fellow of the Association for Health Services Research, 1995
  • Corning Award, American Society of Health Planning, 1995
  • Elected to honorary fellowship in the American Academy of Medical Administrators, 1994
  • Elected to Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, 1986
  • Faculty Achievement Award, Northwestern University, 1988-1990; 1990-1991; 1992-1993; 1993-1994; 1994-1995; 1995-1996; 1996-1997
  • George R. Terry “Book of the Year” Award, The Academy of Management, 1990
Academic Background 

PhD, Behavioral Science, University of Chicago

MBA, Business Administration, University of Chicago

MPH, Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles

BBA, Business, University of Notre Dame

Publications & Media

Papers & Articles 

An Early Assessment of Accountable Care Organizations’ Efforts to Engage Patients and Their Families

VIEW PAPER

Accountable Care Organizations: The National Landscape

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A Conversation With Stephen M. Shortell, PhD, MPH, MBA: Will We Ever Achieve The 'Holographic Organization'?

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Accountable Care Organizations Taking Hold And Improving Health Care In California

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