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Martin P. Charns, DBA

TitleProfessor
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentHealth Policy & Management
Address715 Albany St Talbot Building
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 414-1431
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-7102-5331
Other Positions
InstitutionVA Boston Healthcare System

 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Dr. Charns is Professor of Health Policy and Management (formerly Health Services) and director of the Program on Healthcare Organizational Studies at Boston University School of Public Health. He also is director of the Center for Organization, Leadership and Management Research, a VA Health Services Research and Development center of excellence. His research interests include organization design and change, implementation of evidence-based practices, coordination of care, quality improvement, systems redesign and patient safety. He has coauthored three books as well as numerous articles, book chapters, and over 60 case studies on organization design and change. Dr. Charns has more than 35 years of consulting experience in health care organization and management, specializing in work with hospitals and integrated health care delivery systems. In addition to BU, he has held a faculty position at Carnegie-Mellon University. He holds a DBA from Harvard Business School.

 Publications
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  1. McIntosh N, Burgess JF, Meterko M, Restuccia JD, Alt-White AC, Kaboli P, Charns M. Impact of provider coordination on nurse and physician perceptions of patient care quality. J Nurs Care Qual. 2014 Jul-Sep; 29(3):269-79.
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  2. Stetler CB, Ritchie JA, Rycroft-Malone J, Charns MP. Leadership for Evidence-Based Practice: Strategic and Functional Behaviors for Institutionalizing EBP. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs. 2014 Aug; 11(4):219-26.
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  3. Pogoda TK, Iverson KM, Meterko M, Baker E, Hendricks AM, Stolzmann KL, Krengel M, Charns MP, Amara J, Kimerling R, Lew HL. Concordance of clinician judgment of mild traumatic brain injury history with a diagnostic standard. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014 Jun; 51(3):363-76.
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  4. Benzer JK, Bauer MS, Charns MP, Topor DR, Dickey CC. Resident/Faculty collaboration for systems-based quality improvement. Acad Psychiatry. 2013 Nov 1; 37(6):433-5.
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  5. Benzer JK, Young GJ, Burgess JF, Baker E, Mohr DC, Charns MP, Kaboli PJ. Sustainability of Quality Improvement Following Removal of Pay-for-Performance Incentives. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Jan; 29(1):127-32.
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  6. Benzer JK, Beehler S, Cramer IE, Mohr DC, Charns MP, Burgess JF. Between and within-site variation in qualitative implementation research. Implement Sci. 2013; 8:4.
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  7. Hendricks AM, Amara J, Baker E, Charns MP, Gardner JA, Iverson KM, Kimerling R, Krengel M, Meterko M, Pogoda TK, Stolzmann KL, Lew HL. Screening for mild traumatic brain injury in OEF-OIF deployed US military: an empirical assessment of VHA's experience. Brain Inj. 2013; 27(2):125-34.
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  8. Kilbourne AM, Greenwald DE, Bauer MS, Charns MP, Yano EM. Mental health provider perspectives regarding integrated medical care for patients with serious mental illness. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2012 Nov; 39(6):448-57.
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  9. Charns MP, Foster MK, Alligood EC, Benzer JK, Burgess JF, Li D, McIntosh NM, Burness A, Partin MR, Clauser SB. Multilevel interventions: measurement and measures. J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr. 2012 May; 2012(44):67-77.
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  10. Wiltsey Stirman S, Kimberly J, Cook N, Calloway A, Castro F, Charns M. The sustainability of new programs and innovations: a review of the empirical literature and recommendations for future research. Implement Sci. 2012; 7:17.
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  11. Davies EA, Meterko MM, Charns MP, Seibert ME, Cleary PD. Factors affecting the use of patient survey data for quality improvement in the Veterans Health Administration. BMC Health Serv Res. 2011; 11:334.
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  12. Kilbourne AM, Pirraglia PA, Lai Z, Bauer MS, Charns MP, Greenwald D, Welsh DE, McCarthy JF, Yano EM. Quality of general medical care among patients with serious mental illness: does colocation of services matter? Psychiatr Serv. 2011 Aug; 62(8):922-8.
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  13. Shwartz M, Cramer IE, Holmes SK, Cohen AB, Restuccia JD, VanDeusen Lukas C, Sullivan JL, Charns MP. Survey-assessed quality and organizational factors related to quality in Pursuing Perfection hospitals. Qual Manag Health Care. 2010 Oct-Dec; 19(4):349-63.
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  14. Kilbourne AM, Greenwald DE, Hermann RC, Charns MP, McCarthy JF, Yano EM. Financial incentives and accountability for integrated medical care in Department of Veterans Affairs mental health programs. Psychiatr Serv. 2010 Jan; 61(1):38-44.
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  15. Stetler CB, Ritchie JA, Rycroft-Malone J, Schultz AA, Charns MP. Institutionalizing evidence-based practice: an organizational case study using a model of strategic change. Implement Sci. 2009; 4:78.
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  16. Pogoda TK, Cramer IE, Meterko M, Lin H, Hendricks A, Holloway RG, Charns MP. Patient and organizational factors related to education and support use by Veterans with Parkinson's disease. Mov Disord. 2009 Oct 15; 24(13):1916-24.
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  17. Lukas CV, Holmes SK, Cohen AB, Restuccia J, Cramer IE, Shwartz M, Charns MP. Transformational change in health care systems: an organizational model. Health Care Manage Rev. 2007 Oct-Dec; 32(4):309-20.
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  18. Stetler CB, Ritchie J, Rycroft-Malone J, Schultz A, Charns M. Improving quality of care through routine, successful implementation of evidence-based practice at the bedside: an organizational case study protocol using the Pettigrew and Whipp model of strategic change. Implement Sci. 2007; 2:3.
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  19. Wrobel JS, Robbins JM, Charns MP, Bonacker KM, Reiber GE, Pogach L. Diabetes-related foot care at 10 Veterans Affairs medical centers: must do's associated with successful microsystems. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2006 Apr; 32(4):206-13.
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  20. Pogach L, Charns MP, Wrobel JS, Robbins JM, Bonacker KM, Haas L, Reiber GE. Impact of policies and performance measurement on development of organizational coordinating strategies for chronic care delivery. Am J Manag Care. 2004 Feb; 10(2 Pt 2):171-80.
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  21. Byrne MM, Charns MP, Parker VA, Meterko MM, Wray NP. The effects of organization on medical utilization: an analysis of service line organization. Med Care. 2004 Jan; 42(1):28-37.
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  22. Wrobel JS, Charns MP, Diehr P, Robbins JM, Reiber GE, Bonacker KM, Haas LB, Pogach L. The relationship between provider coordination and diabetes-related foot outcomes. Diabetes Care. 2003 Nov; 26(11):3042-7.
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  23. Greenberg GA, Rosenheck RA, Charns MP. From profession-based leadership to service line management in the Veterans Health Administration: impact on mental health care. Med Care. 2003 Sep; 41(9):1013-23.
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  24. Parker VA, Charns MP, Young GJ. Clinical service lines in integrated delivery systems: an initial framework and exploration. J Healthc Manag. 2001 Jul-Aug; 46(4):261-75.
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  25. Young GJ, Parker VA, Charns MP. Provider integration and local market conditions: a contingency theory perspective. Health Care Manage Rev. 2001; 26(2):73-9.
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  26. Parker VA, Wubbenhorst WH, Young GJ, Desai KR, Charns MP. Implementing quality improvement in hospitals: the role of leadership and culture. Am J Med Qual. 1999 Jan-Feb; 14(1):64-9.
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  27. Young GJ, Charns MP, Desai K, Khuri SF, Forbes MG, Henderson W, Daley J. Patterns of coordination and clinical outcomes: a study of surgical services. Health Serv Res. 1998 Dec; 33(5 Pt 1):1211-36.
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  28. Daley J, Forbes MG, Young GJ, Charns MP, Gibbs JO, Hur K, Henderson W, Khuri SF. Validating risk-adjusted surgical outcomes: site visit assessment of process and structure. National VA Surgical Risk Study. J Am Coll Surg. 1997 Oct; 185(4):341-51.
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  29. Young GJ, Charns MP, Barbour GL. Quality improvement in the US Veterans Health Administration. Int J Qual Health Care. 1997 Jun; 9(3):183-8.
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  30. Young GJ, Charns MP, Daley J, Forbes MG, Henderson W, Khuri SF. Best practices for managing surgical services: the role of coordination. Health Care Manage Rev. 1997; 22(4):72-81.
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  31. Charns MP. Organization design of integrated delivery systems. Hosp Health Serv Adm. 1997; 42(3):411-32.
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  32. Ashton CM, Menke TJ, Deykin D, Camberg LC, Charns MP. A state-of-the-art conference on databases pertaining to veterans'' health. A resource for research and decision making. Med Care. 1996 Mar; 34(3 Suppl):MS1-8.
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  33. Charns MP, Tewksbury LS. A model for product line management in health care. Aust Health Rev. 1991; 14(1):65-82.
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  34. Charns MP, Smith LJ. Product line management and continuum of care. Health Matrix. 1989; 7(1):40-9.
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  35. Charns MP. Product line management and clinical costing system. Aust Health Rev. 1986; 9(4):396-405.
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  36. Charns MP. Changing health care organisations for increased effectiveness. Aust Health Rev. 1984; 7(3):191-202.
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  37. Alt-White AC, Charns M, Strayer R. Personal, organizational and managerial factors related to nurse - physician collaboration. Nurs Adm Q. 1983; 8(1):8-18.
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  38. Weisbord MR, Lawrence PR, Charns MP. Three dilemmas of academic medical centers. J Appl Behav Sci. 1978 Jul-Aug; 14(3):284-304.
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  39. Charns MP. Breaking the tradition barrier: managing integration in health care facilities. Health Care Manage Rev. 1976; 1(1):55-67.
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