Dr. Huber's research focuses on positive and collaborative leadership and teamwork in healthcare organizations. He has led work in improving quality, safety, and patient experience in healthcare for more than twenty years in such areas as performance improvement, operational excellence, leadership and strategy. He has diverse professional leadership experience in industry, academia, and management consulting. Dr. Huber's research focuses on leadership at the individual, team, organizational, and societal levels. He is interested in understanding the role of positive and collaborative leadership and teamwork in enabling and promoting positive deviance in quality, safety, and patient experience in organizations. He is a mixed methods health services and management researcher with an emphasis on innovative qualitative, ethnographic, and positive post-modern methods. In the past, Dr. Huber has led research and evidence based consulting engagements as a managing director of strategy at Kaiser Permanente leading large-scale change efforts across thirty-six hospitals, developing leadership improvement science capability in Silicon Valley companies, and leading multi-institutional research collaboratives. Dr. Huber has worked with many clinics, hospitals and health systems across the United States and Europe including such organizations as; Kaiser Permanente, Bon Secours Health System, California Children’s Hospital Association, California Healthcare Foundation, Intermountain Healthcare, Mayo Clinics, and Mass General Hospital. Dr. Huber has been a research associate at Dartmouth Medical School and faculty member of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. He has a doctorate in Health Policy and Management from the UC Berkeley, a master's degree in public health from the Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Psychology from Dartmouth College.
positive and collaborative leadership and teamwork in healthcare organizations
Eugene C. Nelson, D.Sc., M.P.H.; Paul B. Batalden, M.D.; Marjorie M. Godfrey, M.S., R.N.: “Quality by Design, A Clinical Microsystems Approach” Contributing Chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, and 9. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2007
Thomas P. Huber, “How the Ideas of Accountability and Coordination Shape Health Policy: A Comparative Study of the United States and Switzerland”. Policy Matters Journal. Manuscript accepted for Publication (2017).
Thomas P. Huber, Stephen M. Shortell, and Hector P. Rodriguez. "Improving Care Transitions Management: Examining the Role of Accountable Care Organization Participation and Expanded Electronic Health Record Functionality." Health Services Research (2016).
Shortell, S.M., Poon, B.Y., Ramsay, P., Rodriguez, H.P., Ivey, SL., Huber, T.H., Assessing Patient Engagement Innovations on Patient-Reported Outcomes of Care for Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes Patients in Two Large Accountable Care Organizations. Manuscript accepted for Publication (2016).
Neil J. Sehgal, Thomas P. Huber, Margae Knox, Stephen M. Shortell, Leveraging Accountable Communities for Health to Combat Chronic Diseases: An Intervention Focused Literature Review and Environmental Context Assessment. Manuscript submitted for Publication (2016).
Thomas P. Huber, M.S.; Paul B. Batalden, M.D.; Eugene C. Nelson, D.Sc., M.P.H.; Marjorie M. Godfrey, M.S., R.N.: “Microsystems in Health Care: Developing People and Improving Work Life: What Frontline Staff Told Us.” The Joint Commission Journal on Quality Improvement, October 2003, Volume 29 Number 10.
Eugene C. Nelson, D.Sc., M.P.H.; Paul B. Batalden, M.D.; Karen Homa, MS; Marjorie Godfrey, MS RN; Christine Campbell; Linda Headrick, MD, MS, Thomas P. Huber, MS; Julie Mohr MSPH, PhD; John Wasson, MD: “Microsystems in Health Care: Creating a Rich Information Environment.” The Joint Commission Journal on Quality Improvement, January 2003, Volume 29.
Eugene C. Nelson, D.Sc., M.P.H.; Paul B. Batalden, M.D.; Thomas P. Huber, M.S.; Marjorie M. Godfrey, M.S., R.N.; Linda A. Headrick, M.D.; Julie J. Mohr, Ph.D.; M.S.P.H.; John H. Wasson, M.D.; “Microsystems in Health Care: Learning from High-Performing Front-Line Clinical Units.” The Joint Commission Journal on Quality Improvement, September 2002, Volume 28.
Godfrey M, Wasson J, Nelson E, Batalden P, Mohr J, Huber T, Headrick L.; “Clinical Microsystem Action Guide – Improving Health Care by Improving Your Microsystem”, November 2003.