Robert S. Huckman

Robert S. Huckman

Robert S. Huckman

Forum on Healthcare Innovation Faculty Co-Chair
Albert J. Weatherhead III Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Robert S. Huckman is a professor of business administration at Harvard Business School and the faculty cochair of the HBS Healthcare Initiative. He teaches the first-year MBA course Technology and Operations Management and has taught the second-year MBA course Operations Strategy as well as in numerous executive programs. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and the chair of the management track of Harvard University'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 healthcare industry. His articles have appeared in publications including the American Economic Journal, the American Economic Review, Harvard Business Review, Health Affairs, the Journal of Health Economics, Management Science, the New England Journal of Medicine, Organization Science, and the Strategic Management Journal. His work has been cited in numerous media outlets, including a 2007 profile in the Financial Times. He is an associate editor of Management Science and a member of the editorial review board of Organization 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 healthcare industry. In 1997, Stamos Associates was acquired by Perot Systems, Inc. Professor Huckman also has worked at Booz Allen & Hamilton, Inc.