Joseph Restuccia, DPH, DrPH
Voluntary Professor
Boston University Questrom School of Business
Operations & Technology Management

DPH/DrPH, University of California, Berkeley
MPH, University of California, Berkeley
BA, Tufts University

Joseph Restuccia, DrPH, MPH is Professor of Health Care and Operations Management and Dean’s Research Fellow in the BU Questrom School of Business Department of Operations and Technology Management. He also holds the positions of Research Scientist at the Veterans Health Administration’s Center for Organization, Leadership and Management Research and Visiting Professor at Bocconi University School of Management in Milan, Italy.

Dr. Restuccia’s teaching and research spans over 35 years and has focused on issues related to health care quality measurement and improvement, cost containment, information technology, system transformation, and evaluation of interventions intended to improve effectiveness of health care delivery. As well as Boston University School of Management, Restuccia has taught at BU’s School of Public Health, Bocconi University, University of Michigan, and University of California, Berkeley. He is co-developer of the Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol (AEP), a method to evaluate appropriateness of hospitalization that has been the basis of numerous research studies as well as operational quality improvement programs throughout the world. Dr. Restuccia is currently co-principal investigator of a study of the impact of organizational factors on cost and quality of inpatient medical services at VHA’s 129 medical centers, an investigator on three studies involving hospital readmissions: one to identify potentially preventable readmissions, a second investigating leadership and other factors impact on reducing readmission rates, and a third to test a method of reducing readmission. In the past, Dr. Restuccia has led studies supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Commonwealth Fund, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, among other funding organizations. He earned his doctoral degree in social and administrative health sciences and master’s degrees in health services management at the University of California, Berkeley and his bachelor’s degree at Tufts University. Between his studies at Tufts and Berkeley, Restuccia spent three years as a hospital manager.

Voluntary Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Health Law, Policy & Management

Boston University Questrom School of Business
Operations & Technology Management

VA Boston Healthcare System

The Primary Care Training and Enhancement Program at Boston Medical Center
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2021 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation HHS HRSA

IPA with VA Boston Health Care System, COLMR (Yong-Taek Min)
10/01/2013 - 09/14/2014 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

Evaluation of the BMC Safe Sign Outs Project
12/01/2011 - 08/31/2012 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation Yankee Alliance


Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2002 Does Patient Severity Affect Variation in Hospital Use? 1R01HS013305-01

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  1. Chaiken B, Restuccia J. Process Improvement and Information Technology: The Keys to Health Care Transformation. J Ambul Care Manage. 2023 Apr-Jun 01; 46(2):106-113. PMID: 36727744
  2. Shwartz M, Restuccia JD. Commentary on "Improving Quality Measurement: Design Principles for Quality Measures". J Ambul Care Manage. 2020 Apr/Jun; 43(2):106-109. PMID: 32011415
  3. Sullivan JL, Shin MH, Engle RL, Yaksic E, VanDeusen Lukas C, Paasche-Orlow MK, Starr LM, Restuccia JD, Holmes SK, Rosen AK. Evaluating the Implementation of Project Re-Engineered Discharge (RED) in Five Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Hospitals. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2018 11; 44(11):663-673.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30097383
  4. Mohr DC, Eaton JL, Meterko M, Stolzmann KL, Restuccia JD. Factors associated with internal medicine physician job attitudes in the Veterans Health Administration. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 04 05; 18(1):244.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29622008; PMCID: PMC5885351; DOI: 10.1186/s12913-018-3015-z;
  5. Restuccia JD, Shwartz M. Commentary on "Moving Toward Paying for Outcomes in Medicaid". J Ambul Care Manage. 2018 Apr/Jun; 41(2):97-98. PMID: 29474247; DOI: 10.1097/JAC.0000000000000235;
  6. Villa S, Restuccia JD, Anessi-Pessina E, Rizzo MG, Cohen AB. Quality improvement strategies and tools: A comparative analysis between Italy and the United States. Health Serv Manage Res. 2018 11; 31(4):205-217.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29486603
  7. Shwartz M, Restuccia JD, Rosen AK. Composite Measures of Health Care Provider Performance: A Description of Approaches. Milbank Q. 2015 Dec; 93(4):788-825.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26626986; PMCID: PMC4678940; DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.12165;
  8. Borzecki A, Chen Q, Restuccia J, Mull H, Shwartz M, Gupta K, Hanchate A, Strymish J, Rosen A. Response to: 'Misinterpretation of meaning and intended use of potentially preventable readmissions' by Goldfield et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016 Mar; 25(3):208-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26614775; DOI: 10.1136/bmjqs-2015-005010;
  9. Borzecki AM, Chen Q, Restuccia J, Mull HJ, Shwartz M, Gupta K, Hanchate A, Strymish J, Rosen A. Do pneumonia readmissions flagged as potentially preventable by the 3M PPR software have more process of care problems? A cross-sectional observational study. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015 Dec; 24(12):753-63.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26283672; DOI: 10.1136/bmjqs-2014-003911;
  10. McHugh M, Kang R, Cohen AB, Restuccia JD, Periyanayagam U, Hasnain-Wynia R. Use of quality improvement interventions and the link to performance on percutaneous intervention for acute myocardial infarction. J Emerg Med. 2015 Jun; 48(6):744-50.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25766427; DOI: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2014.12.049;
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2008 Boston University Questrom School of Business: Dean’s Research Scholar
1996 Boston University Questrom School of Business: Promotion to Full Professor
1986 Boston University Questrom School of Business: Promotion to Associate Professor with tenure
1984 National Business Honorary Society: Beta Gamma Sigma
1982 Boston University Questrom School of Business: Bromfield Prize for Excellence in Research Scholarship
1976 W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Hospital Research and Educational Trust: HRET-Kellogg Foundation Fellowship Award
1975 University of California, Berkeley: Doctorate Awarded "With Distinction"
1974 Association of University Programs in Health Administration: Bugbee-Falk National Award for Outstanding Healthcare Management Program Graduate
1972-1974 U.S. Public Health Service Fellowship Award
1967-1969 Massachusetts Department of Education Scholarship Award
1965-1969 Tufts University Merit Scholarship Award
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