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Steve Shortell, dean emeritus, School of Public Health

Steve Shortell

Stephen M. Shortell, Ph.D., M.P.H, MBA is the Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management and Professor of Organization Behavior at the School of Public Health and Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley, where he also directs the Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research (CHOIR). From 2002 to 2013, he served as Dean of the School of Public Health.

Dr. Shortell and his colleagues have received numerous awards for their research examining the performance of integrated delivery systems and the organizational factors associated with quality and outcomes of care. He was the originator of the National Survey of Physician Organizations (NSPO) which over the past decade and more has provided important information on physician practices and their adoption of evidence-based care management processes. He is currently conducting research on changes in physician practices overtime; on evaluation of Accountable Care Organizations; and on ACO involvement in patient activation and engagement activities.

He is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences; past President of Academy Health and past editor of Health Services Research. He is currently working on the implementation of health care reform in California and is Chair of the Berkeley Forum for Improving California’s Healthcare System.

Posts by Steve Shortell

4-19-12Health & Medicine: What's on your mind?Occupy what? Start with health
10-27-10Health & Medicine: What's on your mind?What’s the biggest driver of health care costs? Our personal behaviors.
6-2-10Health & Medicine: What's on your mind?The work in health care reform is just beginning
2-12-10Haiti and effective foreign aidActions we can take to help Haiti