Cornell University

Healthcare Transformation Project

16 East 34th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10016 Contact: 212-340-2809

Affiliated Faculty & Areas of Study

Sam Bacharach          

  •  Leadership training

Esta Bigler     

  • Interface between social science and labor and employment law
  • Impact of healthcare changes on collective bargaining processes

Nellie Brown

  • Safe patient handling
  • Workplace violence prevention training

Marcia Calicchia

  • Delivery of Medicaid in New York State
  • Organizational and policy development

Maria Figueroa

  • Healthcare and workforce community impacts

Linda Gasser

  • Comparative research on structures and provision methods of medical education for patients and families
  • Organizational change

Rebecca Givan

  • Comparative studies of the health care workplace
  • Comparative health care systems
  • Nursing and nursing unions

Arun Karpur

  • Access to employer-sponsored health insurance for people with disabilities
  • Role of labor unions in improving health care systems

Sally Klingel

  • Operation and results of labor-management funds for advancing low-wage incumbent health care workers
  • Labor-management strategies to reduce work/family conflicts and associated stress and improve patient care

Peter Lazes

  • Integrated Delivery Systems
  • Innovation and creativity in healthcare system design   

David Lipsky

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Electronic Medical Records

Elizabeth McClean

  • Use of contingent or temporary workers and knowledge-sharing processes in nursing homes and/or hospitals

Chris Miller (ILR Research Librarian)

  • Medical Information
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Innovative/Creative Practices

Brian Rubineau

  • Professional socialization of physicians and racial disparities in patient care

Bill Sonnenstuhl

  • Integrated Delivery Systems
  • Wellness and Prevention
  • Impact of legislation on healthcare professionals

Pam Tolbert

  • Diffusion of practices across healthcare organizations
  • Medical specialization

Art Wheaton

  • Improving labor-management committees
  • Conflict resolution

Michele Williams

  • Communication and conflict resolution in such areas as medical error