Eric J. McNulty, MA

Associate Director
Program for Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Eric J. McNulty holds an appointment as Associate Director for the Program for Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution and at the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, a joint program of the Harvard Chan School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is an Instructor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. His work centers on leadership in high-stakes, high-stress situations. He most recent book, You're It: Crisis, Change, and How to Lead When it Matters Most (PublicAffairs, 2019) is based on meta-leadership, the core leadership framework of the group’s curriculum. He teaches in graduate-level courses on public health leadership, conflict resolution, and negotiation as well as serving as Program Co-director for the Leading in Health Systems executive education program at the Chan School. He also teaches in executive education programs at Harvard Medical School, MIT, and UC San Diego Health.
He is the co-author, along with Dr. Leonard Marcus and Dr. Barry Dorn, of the second edition of Renegotiating Health Care: Resolving Conflict to Build Collaboration (Jossey-Bass, 2011). McNulty is the principal author of case studies on leadership decision making in the Boston Marathon bombing response, innovation in the response Hurricane Sandy and the professional/political interface in the Deepwater Horizon response drawing upon his firsthand research as well as extensive interviews with leaders involved in the responses. He has written more than 200 bylined articles for the Harvard Business Review (HBR), Sloan Management Review, strategy+business, and other publications as well as several for peer-reviewed journals. His HBR cases have been anthologized through the HBR paperback series and have been used in business education curricula in the United States and as far away as France and the Philippines.