Robert S. Huckman

Albert J. Weatherhead III Professor of Business Administration
Chair, MBA Required Curriculum

Robert Huckman is the Albert J. Weatherhead III Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, the Faculty Chair of the HBS Healthcare Initiative, and the Chair of the MBA Required Curriculum. He currently teaches the second-year MBA course entitled Transforming Health Care Delivery and has previously taught both required and elective courses in Technology and Operations Management. Professor Huckman is the Faculty Chair of HBS' executive education program entitled Managing Health Care Delivery and a member of the teaching faculty for Business Innovations in Global Health Care.  He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Co-Chair of the management track of Harvard's doctoral program in health policy.

Professor Huckman's research focuses on the linkages between organizational characteristics and operating performance, with an emphasis on the health care industry. His articles have appeared in publications including the American Economic Review, Harvard Business Review, Health Affairs, the Journal of the American Medical Association, Management Science, and the New England Journal of Medicine. He is an associate editor of Management Science and a senior editor of Production and Operations Management.

Professor Huckman received a Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University and an A.B. in Public Policy, summa cum laude, from Princeton University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Prior to his graduate studies, Professor Huckman was a Principal and Founding Equity Member of Stamos Associates, Inc., a strategy and operations consulting firm serving clients in the health care industry. In 1997, Stamos Associates was acquired by Perot Systems, Inc. Professor Huckman has also worked at Booz Allen & Hamilton, Inc.

Robert S. Huckman In the News

08 Dec 2016
Harvard Business Review
23 Dec 2015
Harvard Business Review
02 Feb 2016
Harvard Crimson
13 May 2015
Journal of the American Medical Association
22 May 2015
Boston Globe
19 Nov 2013
Harvard Business Review
22 Oct 2013
Faculty POV
16 Oct 2013
New England Journal of Medicine
09 Aug 2013
Harvard Business School
15 Jul 2013
HBS Working Knowledge
09 Jul 2008