Martin P. Charns, DBA
Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Health Law, Policy & Management

MBA, Harvard University
DBA, Harvard University



Dr. Charns is Professor of Health Policy and Management and director of the VA Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research, a VA Health Services Research and Development center of innovation. He is currently Acting Director of VA Health Services Research and Development. His research interests include organization design and transformation, implementation of evidence-based practices, coordination of care, quality improvement, systems redesign and service line management. 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 40years 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 an MBA and DBA from Harvard Business School.

VA Boston Healthcare System



2010 Boston University School of Public Health: Teaching Award
2008 Boston University School of Public Health: Teaching Award
1997 Academy of Management Healthcare Administration Division: Best paper award
1987 Academy of Management: Healthcare Administration Division Chair
1985 American College of Healthcare Executives: Ray E. Brown Collection - book award
1984 Hospitals - Journal of American Hospital Association: Best management book


Reducing Socioeconomic Disparities in Health at Pediatric Visits
07/10/2014 - 03/31/2018 (PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIMHD
5R01MD007793-04

Transition Supplement- P2 Transformational Model Dissemination
05/01/2002 - 03/31/2009 (PI)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Quality Improvement Training: Scanning the Field
05/01/2007 - 06/15/2008 (PI)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Transition Supplement- P2 Validation
12/15/2005 - 06/30/2007 (PI)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Conference Grants
06/17/2004 - 06/18/2004 (PI)
HHS/Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Transitions in Organizational Design: A Study of Product Line Implementation
09/01/1999 - 08/31/2003 (PI)
National Science Foundation

VA Service Line
07/01/1998 - 09/30/2001 (PI)
HSR&D Department of VA

Impacts of Variations in Service Line Organizational Arrangements on Delivery Within IDNs
07/01/1999 - 06/30/2001 (PI)
University of Washington (from Industry Advisory Board) Ctr f Hlth Mgmt &NSF




Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Engle RL, Lopez ER, Gormley KE, Chan JA, Charns MP, Lukas CV. What roles do middle managers play in implementation of innovative practices? Health Care Manage Rev. 2017 Jan/Mar; 42(1):14-27. PMID: 26488239.
  2. Benzer JK, Charns MP, Hamdan S, Afable M. The role of organizational structure in readiness for change: A conceptual integration. Health Serv Manage Res. 2017 Feb; 30(1):34-46. PMID: 28166670; DOI: 10.1177/0951484816682396;.
  3. Reddy SM, Rose DE, Burgess JF, Charns MP, Yano EM. The Role of Organizational Factors in the Provision of Comprehensive Women''s Health in the Veterans Health Administration. Womens Health Issues. 2016 Nov - Dec; 26(6):648-655.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27745998; DOI: 10.1016/j.whi.2016.09.001;.
  4. Forman DE, Fix GM, McDannold S, McIntosh N, Schopfer DW, Whooley MA, Charns MP. Decisive Bearing of Organizational Dynamics on the Application and Success of Hospital-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation. Mayo Clin Proc. 2016 Jul; 91(7):975-7.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27378045; DOI: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2016.04.019;.
  5. Brewster AL, Cherlin EJ, Ndumele CD, Collins D, Burgess JF, Charns MP, Bradley EH, Curry LA. What Works in Readmissions Reduction: How Hospitals Improve Performance. Med Care. 2016 Jun; 54(6):600-7.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27050446; DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000530;.
  6. Babich LP, Charns MP, McIntosh N, Lerner B, Burgess JF, Stolzmann KL, VanDeusen Lukas C. Building Systemwide Improvement Capability: Does an Organization''s Strategy for Quality Improvement Matter? Qual Manag Health Care. 2016 Apr-Jun; 25(2):92-101.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27031358; DOI: 10.1097/QMH.0000000000000089;.
  7. Martinson BC, Nelson D, Hagel-Campbell E, Mohr D, Charns MP, Bangerter A, Thrush CR, Ghilardi JR, Bloomfield H, Owen R, Wells JA. Initial Results from the Survey of Organizational Research Climates (SOuRCe) in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. PLoS One. 2016; 11(3):e0151571.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26967736; PMCID: PMC4788347; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0151571;.
  8. 62. Benzer, J. K., Charns, M. P., Hamdan, S., & Afable, M. The role of organizational structure in readiness for change: A conceptual integration. Health Services Management Research. 2016; 29(1):1-13.
  9. Benzer JK, Mohr DC, Evans L, Young G, Meterko MM, Moore SC, Nealon Seibert M, Osatuke K, Stolzmann KL, White B, Charns MP. Team Process Variation Across Diabetes Quality of Care Trajectories. Med Care Res Rev. 2016 Oct; 73(5):565-89.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26670549; DOI: 10.1177/1077558715617380;.
  10. Benzer JK, Cramer IE, Burgess JF, Mohr DC, Sullivan JL, Charns MP. How personal and standardized coordination impact implementation of integrated care. BMC Health Serv Res. 2015; 15:448.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26432790; PMCID: PMC4592548; DOI: 10.1186/s12913-015-1079-6;.
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Bar chart showing 51 publications over 23 distinct years, with a maximum of 7 publications in 2016

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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Coordination
Healthcare Organization
Organization Design
Organizational Transformation
Quality of Care
Service Line Management
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