Thought Leader, New Marketplace

Robert Huckman, PhD

Albert J. Weatherhead III Professor of Business Administration and Faculty Chair of the Health Care Initiative
Harvard Business School


Robert Huckman is the Albert J. Weatherhead III Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, the Faculty Chair of the HBS Health Care 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. 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 operational improvement and consumerism in the health care industry. His articles have appeared in publications including the American Economic ReviewHarvard Business Review, Health Affairs, the Journal of the American Medical AssociationManagement Science, and the New England Journal of Medicine. He is an Associate Editor of Management Science.

Professor Huckman received a PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University and an AB 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.

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