Jonathan Clark

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Assistant Professor, Health Care Management Occupant of the Gregory H. Wolf Professorship in Health Policy and Administration; Executive Director of the M.H.A. Program

Contact Information

504S Ford Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802


(fax) 814-863-2905


B.A., 2001, Economics, Boston College
M.S., 2005, Health Policy and Management, Harvard University
Ph.D., 2010, Health Policy (Management Track), Harvard University

Teaching Interests

Management and Organizations, Leadership, Operations

Research Interests

Leadership and organization design; productivity, learning and performance in health care

Selected Publications

Clark, J., Singer, S., Kane, N., and Valentine, M. 2012. “From Striving to Thriving: Systems-Thinking, Strategy and the Performance of Safety Net Hospitals”, Health Care Management Review (Published ahead of print, May 25, 2012) doi: 10.1097/HMR.0b013e31825ba9ab.

Kane, N., Singer, S., Clark, J., Valentine, M. and Eckloo, K. 2012. “Strained Local and State Government Finances Among Current Realities That Threaten Public Hospitals' Profitability”, Health Affairs, 31(8): 1680-1689.

Clark, J., and R. Huckman. 2012. “Broadening focus: Spillovers and the benefits of specialization in the hospital industry”. Management Science 58(4): 708-722.

Clark, J. 2012. “Comorbidity and the limitations of volume and focus as organizing principles”. Medical Care Research & Review 69(1): 83-102.

Singer, S. and J. Clark. 2011. “Entrepreneurship, culture, knowledge and learning: A multispective view of patient safety improvement”. Health Care Management Review, 36(4).

Holt, H., Clark, J., DelliFraine, J. and D. Brannon. 2011. “Performance matters: A review of the research on the organizational factors that influence hospital financial performance”, Advances in Health Care Management, 11:21-62.

Kane, N., Clark, J., Rivenson, H. 2009. “The internal processes and behavioral dynamics of hospital boards: An exploration of differences between high- and low-performing hospitals”. Health Care Management Review, 34(1): 80-91.

Curriculum Vitae

Jonathan Clark vitae

Strategic Themes

  • Contexts and Social Institutions
  • Health Care Systems