Robert S. Huckman, PhD

Albert J. Weatherhead III Professor of Business Administration
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 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.  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. He is an associate editor of Management Science and has published articles in journals 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. Professor Huckman also serves as a Trustee of the Brigham and Women's Physicians Organization and on the advisory boards of several private companies in the health care industry.

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.