Joan L.Bragar, EdD
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Community Health Sciences

MAEd, Harvard University
EdD, Harvard University



Dr. Bragar has over twenty-five years experience designing and developing leadership programs that support organizations to produce results in the public and private sectors around the world.

She served at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya as Academic Director for the Leading High Performing Healthcare Organizations Program and has taught leadership courses in health ministries and at business, medical and nursing schools in Egypt, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, and China.

She designed and developed the “Leadership Development Program” (LDP) for managers at all levels of health systems, which has been implemented in more than 45 countries. This program, designed with Management Sciences for Health, has empowered managers to lead teams to face challenges and achieve measurable health service results, including reductions in maternal mortality.

Dr. Bragar is currently an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at Boston University School of Public Health where she teaches leadership to masters and doctoral-level students.

She is the lead author of an award-winning book, Managers who Lead- A Handbook for Improving Health Services. In 2015 she published Leading for Results.

Education
Harvard University, Doctorate in Education 1990 Research on high performing leaders
Harvard University, Masters in Education 1985 Cross cultural education
Harvard University, Bachelor of Arts 1976 History of Science

Employment History
Boston Center for Leadership Development, Principal, 2007- present. Coaching high performers to lead for results. Designed and delivered leadership development programs for non-profit and corporate clients. Developed and led a results-focused leadership program for scientists and managers at cancer research organizaitions in Cambridge, Ma.

Boston University School of Public Health, 2005 – present. Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in the Community Health Sciences Department. Teaching leadership to masters and doctoral-level students. Recipient of numerous Excellence in Teaching Awards.

Management Sciences for Health. 2000-2007. Director of Leadership Development. Directing leadership development projects, programs and publications for health care managers and organizations around the world.

Leadership Consultant and Coach 1998-2000. Providing executive coaching and leadership education to corporate clients, including the leadership team of Mellon Financial Corporation and the leadership team of the National Operations Center of Equitable Insurance Co.

Professor of Leadership Development 1994-2000, Teaching “Leadership” to graduate-level managers in Boston area colleges and universities, including Babson Graduate School of Business, Hult International University Masters in Business Program, and the Arthur D. Little School of Management.

Arthur D. Little School of Management, Director “Learning for Leadership Program,”
Innovations Associates. Senior Consultant, 1993-1997.
Consulted to the chairman and presidents of LG Group.
Worked for over a decade with United Technologies (UTC) managers around the world.
Designed and delivered programs on leadership and organizational learning for corporate managers in Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, Korea, South Africa, U.K. and Germany.

The Forum Corporation, Boston, Ma. Director of Research, 1988-1993. Designed and conducted large-scale research projects on leadership, influence, and customer focus, which became the foundation of leadership training programs that were delivered around the world to managers in Fortune 500 corporations.

Publications

Bragar, J. 2015. Leading for Results, Five Practices to Use in your Personal and Professional Life. Bloomington. I-Universe.

Bragar, Joan. Applying Organizational Learning to Health Challenges in the Developing World. Reflections: The SoL Journal on Knowledge, Learning, and Change, 2014 Volume 13 Number 3.
http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.solonline.org/resource/resmgr/reflections_issues/13.3_Bragar.pdf

Seims, Bragar, et al.: Strengthening management and leadership practices to increase health-service delivery in Kenya: an evidence-based approach. Human Resources for Health 2012 10:25.

Bragar Mansour et al. Scaling up proven public health interventions through a locally owned and sustained leadership development programme in rural Upper Egypt. Human Resources for Health 2010 8:1.

Bragar Mansour, et al. Managers who Lead, A Handbook for Improving Health Services, Management Sciences for Health, Cambridge, Ma. 2005
Bragar, J. “Developing Managers Who Lead”. The Manager, Management Sciences for Heatlh, Cambridge MA, 2000.

Johnson K, Bragar J. Principles of Adult Learning: A Multi-Paradigmatic Model. In: Dills CR, Romiszowski AJ, editors. Instructional Development Paradigms. Englewood Cliffs (NJ): Educational Technology Publications; 1997.
Bragar, J. “Accelerating Shared Learning for Business Results”, Prism, Arthur D. Little Publications, Cambridge, MA, 1996.

Bragar, J. “The Customer-Focused Quality Leader” Quality Progress Journal, 1993
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  1. Bragar, J. Leading for Results, Five Practices to Use in your Personal and Professional Life. Bloomington. I-Universe . 2015.
     
  2. Bragar J. Applying Organizational Learning to Health Challenges in the Developing World. Reflections: The SoL Journal on Knowledge, Learning, and Change. 2014; 13(3). View Publication
     
  3. Seims LR, Alegre JC, Murei L, Bragar J, Thatte N, Kibunga P, Cheburet S. Strengthening management and leadership practices to increase health-service delivery in Kenya: an evidence-based approach. Hum Resour Health. 2012; 10(1):25. PMID: 22931468; PMCID: PMC3463420; DOI: 10.1186/1478-4491-10-25;.
     
  4. Seims, Bragar. Strengthening management and leadership practices to increase health-service delivery in Kenya: an evidence-based approach. Human Resources for Health. 2012; 10(25).
     
  5. Bragar Mansour. Scaling up proven public health interventions through a locally owned and sustained leadership development programme in rural Upper Egypt. Human Resources for Health. 2010; 8(1).
     
  6. Bragar, Mansour. Managers who Lead, A Handbook for Improving Health Services, Management Sciences for Health. Cambridge, MA. 2005.
     
  7. Bragar J. Developing Managers Who Lead. The Manager, Management Sciences for Heath. 2000.
     
  8. Johnson K, Bragar J. Instructional Development Paradigms (Dills CR, Romiszowski AJ, Eds.). Principles of Adult Learning: A Multi-Paradigmatic Model. Educational Technology Publications. 1997.
     
  9. Bragar J. Prism. Accelerating Shared Learning for Business Results. Arthur D. Little Publications. Cambridge, MA. 1996.
     
  10. Bragar J. Quality Progress Journal. The Customer-Focused Quality Leader. 1993.
     
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